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16 Counsellor Jobs in Vancouver & Other Districts

There are 16 school counsellor job openings in 11 school districts.

In the Metro Vancouver region, school districts in West Vancouver and North Vancouver are recruiting to fill part-time and full-time positions.  In North Vancouver, the district is looking for elementary and secondary Teacher-Counsellors to start in the fall.  In the same region, West Vancouver School District is looking for a part-time Support Teacher/Counsellor to start in July.

Though some of these positions start in the summer, the majority commence in the fall school year.

In larger school districts, counsellors provide services to a particular school or community.  In smaller school districts, counsellors may provide services to students across the entire district.

A Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, and a teaching certificate from the Teacher Regulation Branch are typical qualifications of a counsellor.  Learn more about becoming a school counsellor in BC districts.

Counselling Careers in BC Schools

The following are counselling career opportunities in BC school districts as of June 30, 2015.


Fraser Valley


Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast

Central BC

Northern BC

Search for more counselling opportunities in British Columbia schools on

The Latest Speech Language Pathologist Jobs

British Columbia School Districts are looking for speech language pathologists and speech therapists for a variety of part-time and full-time roles.

In the Metro region, school districts in Surrey and Vancouver are seeking full-time speech language pathologist (SLP) to start in September.  Of note, the Vancouver School Board is seeking an SLP to join a trans-disciplinary provincial educational technology SET-BC team serving school districts and independent schools in the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. SET-BC is a provincially funded program providing schools a range of classroom and student-based technology students.

In other parts of the province, school districts in Vanderhoof,  Fort St. John, and Prince George are hiring to full-time district-based SLP roles.

In the Okanagan, there are two part-time opportunities for SLPs serving multiple schools and communities.

Speech language pathologists in school districts typically have a master’s degree, and are certified by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.  Learn more about becoming a speech pathologist in BC schools.

Current Opportunities

Here are latest speech language pathologist jobs in BC school districts as of June 25, 2015.

Metro Vancouver

Northern BC

Central BC


SLP jobs are advertised in the ‘teacher and administrator’ and ‘management and professional’ position categories on the job board.  Search for latest opportunities online.

The Latest Trades Jobs in BC Schools

Tradespeople are needed in BC school districts in a variety of roles. There are job opportunities for painters, carpenters, mechanics, plumbers, HVAC technicians, electricians, civil technologists, and bakers.

Starting immediately and in the fall, districts in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Kootenay, Okanagan, and Northern BC regions are all hiring.

School districts need tradespeople at all skill and experience levels. There are opportunities for those who have recently earned their certificate of qualification, and those who have earned a Real Seal Endorsement.

The wage rate varies between roles and among district employers. Unionized tradespeople in all districts receive generous benefits and  compensation package.

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Trades Jobs in BC School Districts

The following school districts are hiring skilled tradespeople as of June 18, 2015.

Metro Vancouver Job Listings

Fraser Valley Job Listings

Okanagan Job Listings

  • Carpenter (Kelowna, BC – Central Okanagan School District #23)
  • Electrician (Kelowna, BC – Central Okanagan School District #23)
  • Mechanic (Kelowna, BC – Central Okanagan School District #23)
  • Painter (Kelowna, BC – Central Okanagan School District #23)
  • Plumber (Kelowna, BC – Central Okanagan School District #23)
  • Refrigeration Mechanic (HVAC) (Kelowna, BC – Central Okanagan School District #23)

Kootenay Job Listings

  • Carpenters  (Nelson, BC – Kootenay Lake School District #08)
  • Mechanics (Nelson, BC – Kootenay Lake School District #08)
  • Plumbers (Nelson, BC – Kootenay Lake School District #08)

Northern BC Job Listings

  • Carpenter (Fort St. John, BC – Peace River North School District #60)
  • Carpenter/Joiner (Fort St. John, BC – Peace River North School District #60)


Learn more about the experience and training required to be a tradesperson in BC schools.

Now is The Best Time To Find a Principalship Job


British Columbia school districts are hiring principals and vice principals in June.  As the end of the school year nears, school districts are preparing for the next by recruiting educational leaders.

In addition to a master’s degree, curriculum knowledge, teaching and leadership experience, school districts are looking for educational leaders with specific skill-sets.

School districts in Gold Trail, Nicola-Similkameen, Okanagan Skaha, Vancouver Island North and Langley are looking for principals and vice principals with experience in working with indigenous students.

Some of these districts serve large communities of Aboriginal students, so knowledge of indigenous cultures, and experience working with Aboriginal communities are important qualifications.

Elsewhere on Vancouver Island, Qualicum School District is looking for an educational leader with French fluency to lead a dual-track French Immersion school.

Up north in Dawson Creek, Peace River South School District is looking for an educational leader to fill a leadership role in a Hutterian Brethren Colony.  Because the role is in a Hutterite community, the school district is looking for an individual with knowledge of the guidelines and principles of that community.

With so many opportunities currently available, now is the best time to explore opportunities, and find a job as a school administrator.

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Need-To-Know Facts for New Teachers in BC

Important Details About Teaching in BC School Districts

If you recently decided to move to British Columbia, or graduated from a teacher education program, here are five need-to-know facts about teaching in BC.

1. The Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) of the Ministry of Education issues teaching certificates in BC. In some job postings, districts may request a teaching certificate from the BC College of Teachers (BCCT) certificate. Ignore that, they are inadvertently referring to the TRB’s old name.

2. Your TQS category determines where you fall on the salary grid.  The Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) issues your TQS category based your academic qualifications. See how much you would earn in a particular district with our ‘Salary Finder‘ tool.

3. The details of your salary and benefits can be found in the district’s collective agreement.  A collective agreement is a provincially negotiated contract between the teacher’s union and the government. In addition details about salary, the collective agreement also outlines a teacher’s terms of employment, employee rights, economic benefits, working conditions, professional rights, and etc.  You may find collective agreements on the BCPSEA website.

4. If you can’t click on the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the job posting, you can’t apply online.  Over 80% of school districts accept online applications through; however some still prefer paper applications.  So make sure you read each job postings carefully, and follow the application instructions.

5. After applying to a job posting, don’t expect to hear back right away.  It may take 2-4 weeks depending on the number of applications the district has to review.  But don’t rest on your laurels, if there is another opportunity in another district that interests you, submit an application right away!

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