District Overview

We help students become educated citizens and lifelong learners by:

  • providing them with safe, healthy, accessible learning environments;
  • challenging and supporting them to achieve their individual potential;
  • offering them opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become successful and contributing members of society;
  • encouraging them to direct, evaluate and take pride in their development;
  • providing educational experiences that reflect and value the cultures of our Aboriginal students and seeking direction and support from our community.

Regional Diversity

We work closely with the Sechelt Indian Band to provide programs for First Nations students. Sunshine Coast communities are safe and beautiful small towns. We have spacious countryside with wonderful views of boreal forests, coastal mountains, streams and islands. We have clear air and pure and abundant water.

Specialty Programs

Some particularly popular programs include community television, salmonid enhancement, global education, Native studies, peer counseling and two ACE-IT programs (culinary arts and residential construction framing in partnership with Malaspina University-College). We also have several early learning programs, including two StrongStart centres.

Community Culture

Although our economy is largely driven by resource-related industries such as forestry and fishing, the Sunshine Coast has a growing arts community. We have theatre groups, dance troupes, a large number of musicians playing a wide variety of music, potters, sculptors, painters and other artisans working within our community.

Draw for Employees

We have a mild climate and, although we have our own amenities – shopping, hospital, incredible recreational areas and facilities – we are only a 40-minute ferry ride away from the Vancouver area. We have a strong learning community team and employees enjoy annual staff curling, volleyball and golf tournaments.

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

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How to Apply

External candidates who are not employees of the district can apply to career opportunities via Makeafuture.ca.

Alternatively, candidates may apply by mail to:

Human Resources Manager S.D. No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) P.O. Box 220 Gibsons, BC  V0N 1V0

Applications must included a completed external application form.

Working Together… Creating Our Future