District Overview

Our mission is to ensure quality learning opportunities for students of all ages. This mission is supported by the following beliefs:

  • We believe in our students.
  • We value and respect individuals.
  • We value our community.
  • Our focus is for our children.
  • We value dual-track programming.
  • We support the establishment of school-community agreements.

Our primary goal is: Student Achievement.

Regional Diversity

With the Coastal Mountain range as a backdrop and the mighty Fraser River to the south, our district is centered in the heart of the Lower Mainland. We are the third largest district in BC, bringing together international students, French immersion students, Aboriginal students, ESL students and students with special needs.

Specialty Programs

Our district strives for student success by offering a wide range of programs and services including:Aboriginal and ESL kindergarten support, Marathon (behavioural support programs), alternate basic education, Teaching and Evaluation Centre, Coquitlam autism support team. Programs of choice including core French and French immersion, Montessori, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and career programs.

Community Culture

Our district practises a collaborative approach, and our teachers, support staff, vice-principals, principals and excluded staff make a difference in the lives of students. Our Board of Education’s role is to advocate and provide support for its employees in their work: improving student learning and life chances for every student.

Draw for Employees

Grow with us and reach your goals. Teach, administer, lead and we will provide you with a 100% unlimited dental plan and other excellent benefits. Our support staff benefits are outstanding too. In 35 minutes you can be in downtown Vancouver. In 5 minutes you can be sailing, canoeing, kayaking or hiking…and most importantly, you can afford to live here!

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 Coquitlam’s compensation, salary, and benefits, please refer to their collective agreement.

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Learning for a Lifetime