Why move to BC?
The hiring spree in BC schools is not the only reason why Canadian teachers choose British Columbia as the place to start and grow their careers. Aside from the 204 full-time teaching opportunities, and even more part-time and on-call roles, teachers come to British Columbia because of location and lifestyle.
According to the Mercer Quality of Living Survey, Vancouver is the fifth most livable city in the world. The Conference Board of Canada’s City Health Monitor Report also reports that “Vancouver distinguishes itself from the other cities by ranking 1st in the population health and the healthy lifestyle categories.”
Because BC’s climate is warmer than other provinces, residents can enjoy the outdoors year-round. The average annual temperature in our coldest region is -13 degrees Celsius. BC’s warmest region averages temperatures between -1 degrees Celsius to 28. Aside from spending time outside, British Columbians benefit from our rich cultural diversity. And if you’re a foodie, there are endless options for authentic ethnic dining.
If a warmer climate, beautiful landscapes, year-round outdoor recreation, delicious food, and excellent job prospects interests you, check out our guide to moving to BC.
A Guide To Moving To BC
1. Decide where to live and work
There are seven regions in British Columbia and 60 public school districts to choose from. The Regions & School Districts section highlights individual BC school districts and their communities. As you consider a move to BC, take the time to learn more about the communities, lifestyle advantages, and recreational opportunities unique to each region. Although the salaries among school districts are quite similar, you might want to take note that rural and remote school districts can offer additional recruitment incentives, such as a remote recruitment and retention allowance, moving allowance and relocation allowance, that other urban districts can’t.
2. Explore the big ideas in BC’s new curriculum
Learn more about BC’s new curriculum and how it prepares our students for the 21st century. Visit the BC Ministry of Education’s website.
3. Apply to for a BC teaching certificate
If you’re a teacher certified in another province, apply to the BC Ministry of Education’s Teacher Regulation Branch to obtain your certificate of qualification. Learn How to Apply for a BC Teaching Certificate.
4. Move to BC
If you’re looking for information about moving, finding a place to live and connecting with services that can help you settle in BC, check out our Moving to BC web page.
5. Find a job for your partner/spouse
Our job board features career opportunities in teaching and non-teaching position categories. If you have a partner or spouse, there may be opportunities for them under the “Management/Professional” or “Support Staff” position categories.
6. Search and apply for jobs
On Make a Future’s job board, you can search for teaching jobs by location, employer (i.e. school district or independent school), job type (i.e. full-time, part-time, on-call), position title, and employer type. If you can’t find the job you’re looking for, make sure to sign-up for our email Job Alerts or our email newsletter.
The following school districts are in high need of teachers for the following positions. Updated November 18, 2019.
North Vancouver School District #44
- Continuing 1.0 Learning Services Teacher (LST)
- Elementary French Immersion Teacher & District On Call Teacher (contract positions available)
- Grade 1/2 French Immersion Teacher / French Immersion DOC – 1.0 FTE Continuing
Mission School District #75
- TTOC on Contract – Middle/Secondary
- Grade 9, Core French, Intensive French, French Immersion
- Music .80FTE/Classroom .20 Teacher
- Inclusion Support Teacher
Langley School District #35
- 1.00 CONTINUING Resource Teachers
- 1.00 TERM Teacher Teaching On Call
- 1.00 CONT English Language Learner Teacher
- 1.0 TERM French Immersion Teacher Grade 6/7
Nechako Lakes School District #91
- Student Services/Special Education
- Primary Teacher
- Intermediate Teacher
- Junior Metal/Mechanics
- Career Life Education/Learner Support/Earth Science/Math and Science
- Humanities/Contemporary Indigenous Studies
Peace River South School District #59
- Temporary Full-Time Itinerant Replacement Teacher
- Temporary Full-Time Elementary Teacher
- Temporary Part-Time Career Life Ed, Media and Foods/Career Ed Teacher (.84 FTE)
- Temporary Full-Time Career Life Ed, English and Drama Teacher
Prince George School District #57
- Teacher Spruceland Gr. K/1 1.0 Limited Duration Position
- Teacher Ron Brent Gr. 3 1.0 Limited Duration Position
- Teacher French Immersion Elem Teachers 1.0 Limited Duration Contracts
- Teacher Foothills Gr. 3/4 1.0 Limited Duration Position
- Teacher Blackburn Gr. 6/7 1.0 Limited Duration Position
Quesnel School District #28
- T1920-0005 Primary/Intermediate Teacher
- 1920-0082 Intermediate Teacher – Grade 4/5
- T1920-0059 Secondary Math, Socials & House Support Block
- T-1920-0028 Junior School Teacher – Secondary French/Socials
- T1920-0028 French 9, Socials 8 & 9, and House Support Block
- T1920-0049 Secondary Applied Skills & Design