Why Teach at Catholic Independent School Prince George Diocese?
Catholic Independent Schools, Diocese of Prince George (CISPG) comprises the northern half of British Columbia and includes eight Catholic schools located in the beautiful communities of Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Smithers, Prince George and Dawson Creek – a geographic span of 1200 kilometres.
Annunciation Catholic School was the first catholic school built in our diocese, over 100 years ago in the city of Prince Rupert in 1917. Since then, many pioneers, Frontier Apostles, Missionaries, and families have served to help parishes build seven more schools. We respectfully acknowledge that we work and learn on the following traditional territories: the Lheidli T’enneh people in Prince George; the Tsimshian Nation in Prince Rupert and Terrace; the Haisla Nation in Kitimat; the Wet’suwe’ten Nation in Smithers; and the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations in Dawson Creek.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
To promote the integral formation of students in all areas of learning enlightened by Faith in Jesus Christ to enable them to become responsible citizens and disciples who participate in the life and mission of the church, to build the Kingdom of God in the world.
Faith (caring, compassion, courage), Responsibility (trust, integrity, positive legacy), Personal Excellence (passion, curiosity, creativity), Respect (inclusion, diversity, dignity), and Community (service, teamwork, family).
These are our core values. Our Vision Parents, Pastors, and Staff collaborate to form a community where students are inspired to live the sacramental life, to grow in the moral life of virtue, and to thrive intellectually.
Draw for Employees
Teaching in our vibrant Catholic Schools is a special vocation. We are looking for dynamic Teachers to passionately teach, model, and inspire others in our faith. Our school communities value teachers and provide many opportunities for growth and development. We offer full-time teaching positions, in your own classroom, competitive salaries and full benefit packages, a learning environment that values innovation and creativity, faith formation throughout the school year and strong Catholic leadership.
Why you’ll love it here
Successful applicants become part of a learning community that learns and leads together while helping to fulfill the Vision and Mission of our Diocese and the Catholic Church. Successful applicants will be supported and connected to work with colleagues in their own school and with other schools in our diocese and province.
Community & School Culture
Our Catholic school communities include students with unique learning needs and varied cultural backgrounds. We hire qualified teachers to teach passionately and inspire others in our faith. Our enrolment of approximately 1600 students in K-7, K-8 or K-9 has increased over the past 10 years across the diocese.
CISPG schools have supportive families and dedicated staff who are role models of the Catholic faith. Our schools are inviting, innovative and inspiring catholic learning communities. These strong and supportive communities offer opportunities for new friendships and an active affordable lifestyle in a caring Catholic community.
From the time you walk in the front door, you will know it is a Catholic School. We teach the BC Curriculum and integrate the teachings of our faith. Many school ceremonies and gatherings revolve around the liturgical calendar. Students in our Catholic Schools learn about the treasure and significance of the celebration of the Eucharist while participating in Mass regularly. Staffs and students pray together as a faith community.
Our priests visit the schools regularly making connections with students and staff and often helping at school functions. Catholic schools have a proud tradition of providing a rich, vibrant learning experience in all areas: academic, spiritual, physical and social.
Our schools have current technology to support engaging, effective practice. Our students participate in extra-curricular teams such as volleyball, basketball, soccer and cross-country. We proudly offer strong fine arts programs that include band, choir, and speech arts in many schools.
Our Diocese comprises the northwest Pacific coast and central region of beautiful British Columbia. Our eight Catholic schools are located in the communities of Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Terrace, Smithers, Prince George, and Dawson Creek. These dynamic and supportive communities offer opportunities for new friendships and an active, affordable lifestyle.
All of our eight communities offer no urban commuting, the opportunity for home ownership, amazing and unique recreational activities and the ability to settle in quickly and become a local.
An abundance of opportunities awaits you for each of the four seasons. Community clubs and organizations seek volunteers and participants to join them in their missions and activities.
Lifestyle and Recreational Opportunities
Covering a majority of the central area of British Columbia all the way out to the Pacific Ocean at Kitimat and Prince Rupert an easy-going lifestyle is achievable to those who desire a slower pace to life and work. All eight communities have health care facilities, recreation complexes, art galleries, museums and cultural connections to the local Aboriginal bands.
Salary and Benefits
Our teacher salaries vary by location and region. Compared to the local school districts, the CISPG pay grid is generally 80 – 95% of the public district grid.
As an added benefit, teachers receive relocation reimbursement of up to $2500. And in some schools, signing bonuses of up to $5,000 are offered.
In addition, Diocese Professional Development is offered and encouraged. Provincial opportunities for professional development are also offered.
When applying, please ensure that the following documents are included:
- Baptismal certificate
- BC teaching certificate
- Church marriage certificate (if applicable)
- Pastor reference form (forwarded directly to CISPG by the Pastor)
- CISPG teacher application
- Letter(s) of reference (minimum of two)
- University transcripts (photocopies acceptable)
- Teaching evaluation/practicum reports from most recent employer or university
- Click here to download the CISPG application package.