At A Glance
- Number of Schools46
- >Aboriginal Centres1
- Number of Students19198
- Number of Employees2200
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Current Job Openings
Teachers & Educational Leaders
- Metalwork 9 - 12, Art Metal 9 & 12
- Grade 2/3
- Teachers Teaching on Call (TTOC) - Casual
- Learning Support Services (K-5)
- Itinerant Counsellor Elementary
- Middle School Clinician
- School Psychologist
We believe that teachers continue to be drawn to the collaborative and supportive work environment that we provide. We have extensive professional development supports for new teachers, ranging from mentorship programs to leadership programs, and numerous career-pathing opportunities.
Our Mission: Preparing and inspiring our students for a lifetime of success through Respect, Opportunity, and Innovation.
Our Vision: A world-class, innovative, and individualized educational experience for every student.
Our Values: Respect, Trust, Integrity, Communication, Teamwork.
Our Achievement Goals: To improve student achievement for all learners. To improve the school completion rates of all students.
Located an hour from Vancouver, in the heart of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford is BC’s fifth largest and fastest growing city with a population of more than 135,000.
Surrounded by spectacular mountain views, Abbotsford is an increasingly popular place to live and work, with its affordable housing, open spaces and rich opportunities for recreational and cultural experiences.
Abbotsford is the third most ethnically and culturally diverse community in Canada. More than 52 languages are spoken in our district and we have a growing immigrant population: 19.4 % of residents speak neither English nor French as a First Language, and 14% of the population indicates they speak Punjabi at home.
Abbotsford has the second-highest Aboriginal student population in the Fraser Valley.
Draw for Employees
Our innovative professional development model includes a facilitator in elementary and middle schools dedicated to creating vibrant professional learning communities. We also offer a successful teacher mentoring program, and opportunities for new teachers and administrators in a variety of educational settings.
Salary and Benefits
Teachers typically receive a comprehensive benefits package including:
- medical, dental, and extended health plans;
- group life insurance benefits;
- teachers’ pension;
- extended health benefits for dependents of deceased employees;
- accidental disability insurance;
- salary indemnity plan benefit;
- supplemental employment benefits on maternity leave;
- employee and family assistance programs.
Teachers in positions with special responsibilities, e.g. department heads, teacher consultants, teacher coordinators, counsellors, psychologists, alternate school teachers, speech pathologists, may receive a financial allowance of $2,000-$4,000 annually.
Teachers working in remote and rural schools may also receive a recruitment allowance, and an annual retention allowance. Learn more about teacher salaries with the Salary Finder tool.
For specific details about Abbotsford’s compensation, salary, and benefits, please refer to their collective agreement.