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Last Updated: 3/23/2023 8:05:58 PM 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 four BC offshore schools, Shanghai Nanyang Model Private High School, Luwan Senior High School, Jiaxing Senior High School, and Canadian Secondary Wenzhou No. 22 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 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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Canadian Secondary Wenzhou No. 22 School, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province
The city of Wenzhou’s name translates to “mild and pleasant land.” With its mountainous regions, the East China Sea and 436 islands, the geographical region is varied and is an enjoyable place to live. It is the only Chinese city to be designed by the founder of the philosophical system of Feng Shui. Altogether, its surroundings are calming, and the weather is mild.

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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. Luwan boasts a robotics lab, a 3D digital printer and a planetarium. Our BC Offshore School opened in 2012 and has about 100 students from grades 10-12. The teachers at this school as well continue to foster a positive learning environment with a focus on balance and well-being through offering a range of sports and clubs during lunchtime and after school.

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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 and compensation package starting from $60,656 to $86,590 CAD. Teachers returning to CINEC receive annual increases.

Benefits and compensation

Benefits include:

  • Moving allowance
  • Airfare allowance
  • Family support travel allowance
  • Apartment accommodations
  • Medical plan with global coverage
  • Travel stipend
  • Salary
  • Completion bonus and returning teachers bonus

How to Apply

Apply to teach at CINEC schools by emailing a copy of your resume and cover letter. You may also drop off an application at the head office in Vancouver at 1615 – 200 Burrard Street.

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.”