Overview: Teaching Abroad at MLES

Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) opened its first school in Dalian, China in 1995 and was certified by the Ministry of Education, British Columbia (BC), Canada in 1998. Today MLES operates 80 schools from preschool to high school in 19 cities throughout China and 2 in Canada, serving over 33,000 students. Fifteen of these schools are registered as BC offshore schools – 12 High Schools and 3 Foreign Nationals Schools. In 2017-18 over 8,000 MLES students were registered as BC offshore students.

The school represented the vision of Dr. Sherman Jen, Founder & CEO, to operate a high quality, externally accredited, international, private school in China. This educational system lends the strengths of a western educational model with the strengths and cultural richness of the Chinese educational system.

China Maple Leaf Educational Systems is a publically listed company trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

For the latest job openings, please visit the Maple Leaf website.

Community Culture and School Profiles

Maple Leaf Educational Systems now includes schools located in 12 cities throughout China. Our schools are as varied as their local communities and include large and long established schools and smaller schools new to the Maple Leaf system. All schools offer the same great educational quality, enthusiastic students and great opportunities for teachers.

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Teachers are attracted to our schools for the opportunities they provide for mentorship and professional development in a collaborative teaching environment, working with other BC certified teacher and administrator colleagues. Our students are motivated, respectful and eager to achieve allowing a focus on teaching and learning.

Working in China provides an amazing cultural experience and opportunities travel extensively during the holiday periods and to experience living and working in the many different regions of China at our many Maple Leaf school locations.

Salaries and Benefits

MLES offers the opportunity to teach, travel, save money and develop a career. The salary scale ranges from $50,500 – $70,000 CAD with annual increments. Our large system provides a variety of career advancement opportunities in administration and through professional development. Benefits include round trip annual airfares, premium health insurance coverage, settling allowance, assistance through the work permit/visa approval process, and unique to MLES, participation in an extensive employee stock option incentive program.

How to Apply

For initial inquiries, please send a copy of your resume to the Teacher Recruitment Manager, Don McCahill, at don.mccahill@mapleleafschools.com.

For further information about employment at Maple Leaf Educational Systems in China go to the Maple Leaf website.

Map of MLES Schools

MLES School Locations

  1. Maple Leaf International School - Chongqing

    Chongqing, PRC


  2. Maple Leaf International School - Dalian

    Dalian, Liaoning Province, PRC


  3. Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School - Dalian

    Dalian, Liaoning Province, PRC


  4. Maple Leaf International School - Haikou

    Haikou, Hainan Province, PRC


  5. Maple Leaf International School - Henan

    Luoyang, Henan Province, PRC


  6. Maple Leaf International School - Shanghai

    Shanghai, PRC


  7. Maple Leaf International School - Tianjin

    Tianjin, PRC


  8. Maple Leaf International School - Wuhan

    Wuhan, Hubei Province, PRC


  9. Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School - Wuhan

    Wuhan, Hubei Province, PRC


  10. Maple Leaf International School - Xi'an

    Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, PRC


  11. Maple Leaf International School - Yiwu

    Yiwu, Zhenjiang Province, PRC

  12. Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School - Yiwu

    Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, PRC

  13. Maple Leaf International School - Zhenjiang

    Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, PRC



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