The landscape of Central BC is a juxtaposition of temperate rain forests, grassy mountain ranges, snow-capped mountains and arid deserts. It is an area known for its horse ranches, Sun Peaks Ski Resort, and the legendary Bowron Lake Provincial Park, but it is much more than that. It is also an area that is now hiring teachers.
Central BC is an area in the province where you can experience a blend of small town and urban lifestyle advantages. Residents in Central BC enjoy a vibrant arts and culture scene, shopping centres, and fine dining restaurants characteristic of urban centres. Residents also have access to unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities more characteristic of more rustic regions of BC, such as horseback riding, canoeing, and skiing.
A mild climate and affordable housing are other lifestyle advantages to the residents of this region.
Professionally, certain teachers in Central BC are eligible for full tuition reimbursement for coursework taken towards higher categorization. In more rural communities, teachers may receive a rural and remote allowance of approximately $2,300 per FTE.
In the region’s schools, there are small school districts serving 1,200 students in 11 schools, and larger ones operating 48 schools for 14,000 students. The student population is likewise as diverse. In one district, 57% of the students are of Aboriginal decent, and in another, seven first nations bands are represented.
If you’re interested in a career in a Central BC school district, consider this list of 12 teaching jobs, which is current as of July 10, 2014.
Cariboo-Chilcotin School District #27 (100 Mile House, 108 Mile Ranch, 150 Mile House, Williams Lake, Big Lake, Anahim Lake, Alexis Creek, Forest Grove, Dog Creek, Horsefly, Lone Butte, Lac La Hace, Likely, Nemiah Valley; Talta Lake)
- T-2014-128 Special Education Life Skills
- T-2014-076 Elementary & Transition Counselling and Behaviour Specialist
- T-2014-127 K-10
- T-2014-112 English, Communications, Social Studies Resource, Leadership
Quesnel School District #28
- Teachers Teaching on Call
- School Psychologist
Prince George School District #57
- Teachers Teaching on Call (Elementary)
- 1.0 LD FRIMM Jr Science/Jr Math
- .8571FTE Cont. Socials/Science
- 1.0 Grade 2 FRIMM
- .8571 LD Math/Eng/Support
- .6 LD Gr 7 and Int French Prep
Learn more about Central BC school districts, and what they have to offer you personally and professionally.