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Last Updated: 5/24/2024 6:02:04 AM EST

Overview: Teaching Abroad at CINEC Schools

CINEC Education Group owns and operates BC-certified offshore schools in Shanghai and the Zhejiang province in China.

Its three BC offshore schools, Shanghai Nanyang Model Private High School, Luwan Senior High School, and Jiaxing Senior High School are known for their high level of standards in the offshore school community.

CINEC believes in the philosophy of learning with responsibility. Thus, along with imparting knowledge and skills, schools focus on instilling the values of mutual respect, discipline, sharing, caring, empathy, honesty and responsible citizenship in students.

CINEC Students

Our team

CINEC’s team is comprised of experienced and dedicated educational professionals specializing in a range of local and international educational programs. CINEC prides itself on having cultivated a positive work environment for all staff.

School Profiles

Jiaxing Senior High School, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province
Jiaxing Senior High School was established in 1997 in Jiaxing, China. The British Columbia Program was established in 2012 and has a grown steadily every year  to   become   one   of  the   most  respected  international   programs  in    Zhejiang Province.

Jiaxing is a modern city developed around a charming water village. Jiaxing boasts good biking and walking trails. It has a “small town” feel, but if you’re in the mood for the hustle and bustle of a larger city, you can take the 40-minute train ride to Shanghai.

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Luwan Senior High School, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Located in cosmopolitan Shanghai, both Shanghai Nanyang Model Private High School and Luwan Senior High School are located in the French Concession, a charming juxtaposition where new city lights meets old colonial architecture. One is only a short bike ride or ten to fifteen taxi ride to the other exciting sectors of Shanghai. It is truly a prime location.

Established in 1953, Luwan High School is renowned in the field of science and technology, with state-of-the-art robotics and science labs. Since opening in 2012, the BC Offshore program has grown into a highly competitive entry program with many more student applicants than available student space. The teachers at this school foster a very positive and dynamic learning environment.

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Shanghai Nanyang Model High School, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Established in 1911, Shanghai Nanyang Model High School is one of the top schools in Shanghai. Many famous Chinese politicians, philosophers, artists, educators, and even former basketball star Yao Ming, have graduated from this school. Every year, hundreds of students apply to both the domestic and international departments in order to experience the noteworthy prestige and high-quality education.

Due to popular demand, a new campus opened in 2015 to accommodate the BC Offshore Program and shares the building with an additional international program. The school offers a BC high school program for grades 10, 11, and 12. The strengths of this school include a strong leadership team and a dynamic staff of vibrant and dedicated teachers.

Learn more about the school.

Salary and Benefits

Teachers new to CINEC receive an annual salary starting from $61,700 to $78,350 CAD. Teachers returning to CINEC receive annual increases. CINEC also offers additional benefits, as outlined in the bullet points below.

Benefits and compensation

Benefits include:

  • Moving allowance
  • Airfare allowance
  • Family support travel allowance
  • Apartment accommodations
  • Medical plan with global coverage
  • Travel stipend
  • Service milestone bonuses
  • Funding for professional development 

How to Apply

Apply to teach at CINEC schools by emailing a copy of your resume and cover letter.

Employee Testimonials

Roger Zhai, B. Ed.
Shanghai Nanyang Model Private High School

At both of the CINEC schools I have worked, I have been provided with opportunities to teach courses outside of my main subject area that would have otherwise been difficult to obtain. CINEC employs professional, supportive and responsible individuals at every level of the organization. The fact that all CINEC schools are partnered with prestigious local schools demonstrates the organization’s maturity and reliability. I highly recommend working with CINEC if you are considering working in China, whether you are just beginning your professional career, a master teacher or anywhere in between!

Ron Berg, HBES, BEd, MEd
Luwan Senior High School – BC Offshore Program

“I’ve worked for CINEC for three years now and don’t regret a second of it. CINEC treats its teachers like the true professionals that they are. CINEC is fair and true to its word. I have learned a ton from my fellow CINEC teachers. Perhaps even more importantly, I have the freedom to be myself and to try out new approaches as a teacher. I work in a safe, caring environment that I can honestly say I’m happy to be in every day. CINEC’s successful approach shows in the low teacher turnover rate and in the excellent student outcomes we have year after year. Come work with CINEC! You won’t regret it.”

Nicole Carvalho
Vice-Principal at Shanghai Nanyang Model Private High School

“In 2013, when I decided to take a leave from my full-time teaching job in Victoria B.C., (I had been teaching in BC for 7 years at this point), I had no idea that 10 months abroad would turn into 4 years. I had no idea that what I thought may be a GAP year of sorts would turn into another valuable stage of my career in Education. I had no idea that I would be working for such a supportive company, with such innovative teachers, with such inspiring students.”

“Since the beginning, my experience working in CINEC’s BC Offshore program has been nothing but positive. My transition to a new company in a new city (in a new country!) was smooth due to CINEC’s support. After only 1 year, my personal and professional growth under the knowledgeable administration and passionate BC teachers around me skyrocketed. Working with ESL students has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. CINEC Education Group is a professional, equitable and honourable company, which puts EDUCATION FIRST. It’s been a pleasure to be a part of its BC Offshore legacy.”