Teach, travel and explore Cairo, Egypt, the site of British Columbia International School (BCCIS). BCCIS opened over a decade ago by a family that had a vision to develop a quality school so that Egyptian students could have the education that would create global citizens.

The school started with 27 students and has grown each year to approximately 800 students. A strong administrative team has been developed, so that the outcomes of the British Columbia curriculum are met.

With the success of the BCCIS school in Cairo, a sister school is due to open in Dubai in September 2017. Strong family values continue to be at the core of the BCCIS team, and that is reflected in the friendships and bonds formed by our staff while teaching in Egypt.

Culture of Egypt

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the second largest city in Africa. It is a sprawling city with a rich history, located along the Nile River. Steadily growing, Cairo is extending in all directions as new communities are built. Cairo International Airport is an important hub that gives easy access to all parts of Africa, Europe, and other parts of the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Egypt is rich in culture and history. Living in Cairo, you can visit the Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili, Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, Pyramids of Djoser, Mosque of Mohammad Aki, etc. Day to day life in the ex-pat community of Maadi is an interesting blend of Middle Eastern and Western cultures.

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School Community

BCCIS is located in El Sherouk City, a suburb of Cairo. Working at BCCIS is akin to teaching in a Canadian school because you’re teaching the BC curriculum and working in modern facilities.

As in BC, our students are taught predominantly in English (with some French and Arabic). At the completion of their studies, BCCIS can also earn a BC Dogwood certificate.

BCCIS’ students are primarily Egyptian, and they are energetic and enthusiastic learners. Their ages range from Early Childhood Education to Grade 12. Egyptian students are motivated to succeed and aspire to pursue post-secondary studies abroad.

Our students are high achievers and typically attain Provincial Exam scores that fall into the ‘average’ and ‘above average’ range when compared to all BC schools.

Draw for Employees

Compared to Canada, Cairo is a very inexpensive place to live. You can lead an adventurous and interesting life without having to spend a lot of money. The greatest benefit for BC teachers in Egypt is the opportunity to learn about the language, cultural, political, historical and geographical aspects of the country and region.

Whether it is food, clothes, or shopping; recreational opportunities are extensive. You can get in a workout at the gym, take in a movie, or go shopping. One can shop at the local and exotic markets, or in a mega mall that include most western stores and brands.

Dining in Cairo’s restaurants is a fraction of the price of those in Canada, and menus represent countries from all over the world. Almost any type of meal can be ordered in!

For the more adventurous, there are all forms of travel throughout the country and region. You can experience adventure and excitement travelling throughout Egypt, Africa, Mediterranean, and Europe.

Great friendships are developed among our young staff members as they explore life together.

Salary and Benefits

BC-certified teachers earn a respectable salary ranging from $40,000 USD to $54,000 USD annually. Teachers also receive professional development opportunities addressing contemporary and relevant topics in education. Professional development is faciliated by experienced staff members and education leaders from Canada.

Other benefits include:

  • An apartment in Maadi or El Rehab
  • Medical Insurance while in Egypt
  • Annual return air fare between Canada and Egypt
  • Daily transportation to and from the school
  • School tuition waived for first two teacher’s children
  • 1 paid personal day/year
  • 5 paid sick days/year
  • Discretionary leave if required

The BCCIS team is made up of young and enthusiastic teachers who develop close and lifelong friendships as they work and play together. Be a part of a school that has a history of excellence in academic achievement, and join a team of supportive and motivated educators.

How to Apply

Apply to teach at BCCIS by emailing Mr Robert Long, Superintendent, at admin@bccis.ca with these documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Complete transcripts
  • Copy of B. Ed degree (Masters if applicable)
  • Names of two referees who have supervised your teaching
  • Copy of your latest teaching/practicum report
  • Evidence of a BC teaching certificate

Refer to the ‘Employment’ section on the BCCIS website for more information.

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At BCCIS we encourage the pursuit of excellence in all endeavours and the acceptance of responsibility for the enrichment of society.

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