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Last Updated: 7/22/2024 6:00:55 AM EST

District Overview

Located in the southern Interior of British Columbia, SD8 serves numerous diverse communities in the Kootenays including Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, South Slocan, Winlaw, Wynndel, and Yahk. We also serve students across B.C. through our provincial online learning school, Elev8. Our dedicated team focuses on providing the best possible educational opportunities for over 4,700 students and their families.

Draw for Employees

Natural, biodiverse, rich in culture and agriculture: SD8’s six families of schools are situated across 15,000 square kilometres of rivers, valleys, lakes, and mountain ranges. We encompass two larger municipalities—the Town of Creston and the City of Nelson—and the villages of Slocan, Kaslo and Salmo as well as numerous smaller communities dotted in between.

Here you’ll find wilderness at your doorstep, city life in a rural setting, agricultural abundance, a rich mix of arts, year-round recreation, affordable living, and excellent K-12 and post-secondary schooling for children, youth and adults. Come pursue your professional and personal passions in SD8 – Kootenay Lake.

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 each district’s compensation, salary, and benefits, please refer to Kootenay Lake’s collective agreement.