2024 CN-02 Indigenous Language and International Languages Teachers & Instructors (Non-OCT) – Various Languages

York Region District School Board
Richmond Hill, N/A, Canada

Posting Number : CN-02

Position: Indigenous Language and International Languages Teachers & Instructors (Non-OCT) – Various Languages

Work Location: Community and International Education Services, Various Sites

Elementary (SK - Grade 8) Languages:

  • Arabic
  • Dari
  • Filipino
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin (Traditional)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • Yoruba
  • Sanskrit

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Farsi
  • German
  • Greek
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin - Simplified
  • Mandarin - Traditional
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Urdu
Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Note: This posting may close at any time throughout the 2023/2024 school year, as hiring is determined by system needs .

Thank you for your interest in a career as an Indigenous Language and International Languages Teachers & Instructors (Non-OCT) – Various Languages with the York Region District School Board. This application is for consideration for positions throughout the 2023/2024 school year, effective September 2023 and ending on or about June 2024, with a possibility of renewal. Candidates will be contacted as vacancies arise. The work schedule and salary depend on the type of program being taught and the OCT status of the applicant.

Elementary Languages Program:

  • Work Schedule: 2.5 hours per week, for 30 weeks, from September 2023 to June 2024
  • Salary:
    • $41.77/hour (non-OCT qualified instructors)
    • $44.36/hour (OCT qualified teachers)

Secondary Languages Credit Program:

  • Work Schedule: 3.7 hours per week, for 30 weeks, from September 2023 to June 2024
  • Salary:
    • $57.49/per hour (OCT qualified teachers)
  • For consideration for credit programs , applicants must be OCT qualified. Although, non-OCT qualified applicants may be considered.

Note for current YRDSB Indigenous Language and International Languages Teachers & Instructors: You do not need to reapply. If you would like to be considered for a position at an additional site, please send an e-mail to international.languages@yrdsb.ca expressing your interest. All applications must be submitted in the English language.


  • Plan, deliver, and coordinate a program that is optimal for the language learning and that reflects current teaching practices in Ontario;
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of students;
  • Develop and maintain an equitable and inclusive learning environment;
  • Communicate about student progress to administrators, parents, and students;
  • Encourage parent involvement in student learning at home and at school;
  • Supervision of students as assigned; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


Candidate selection will be based on the results of interview, experience and qualifications and reference checks.

Preference will be given to candidates who have some of the following qualifications and/or experiences:

  • Fluency in the language is an asset (with the ability to pass a conversational fluency test with community partners);
  • Some teaching experience (preferably language teaching);
  • Ontario College of Teachers Certification for credit courses.
  • Teaching Certificate from another province or country.
  • Language teaching certification from another school board.
  • TESL/TEFL/TOEFL/ESL or similar certifications.
  • ECE/EA qualifications and/or experiences.
  • Related degree or diploma.

Additional Information:

  • In the application process, you will be prompted to provide at least three (3) professional, supervisory references (including full name, position title, work location/organization, and email address) in the job posting screening section of the online application. We do not contact references prior to practicum/interview.

  • If you require more information about the International & Indigenous Languages Program, visit our website at www.yrdsb.ca, International & Indigenous Languages.

  • For your information, a list of YRDSB Schools is provided.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of students and communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of the Board’s values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to sovereignty, equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • African, Black and Black Caribbean peoples (in alignment with Anti-Black Racism Strategy);
  • South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle East/West Asian, Latino/Hispanic (in alignment with YRDSB Workforce Census to address disproportionalities identified).
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in the communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize the duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.

Important Note for YRDSB Employees: If you have a current accommodation in place through Disability Management, please inform your Disability Management Case Manager to ensure that your accommodation needs can be met in the new role that you are pursuing. If invited to participate in the hiring process, and you are unable to perform the essential/bona fide requirements (e.g. physical, cognitive requirements), please notify the Recruitment Team by emailing careers@yrdsb.ca

Important Information for CUPE 1734 Members:

As per the Collective Agreement (A.11.7 and A.11.8), those twelve month employees filling vacancies as a result of a job posting are to remain twelve months at their positions. Ten month employees are to remain in their position until the end of the school year. Each application submitted for a job posting will be reviewed, although consideration may be impacted by Articles A.11.7 and A.11.8.

Additional Information - Community and International Education Services (CIES):

The Community and International Education Services (CIES) hiring protocol allows teachers to teach and/or administrate for two CIES sessions per school year and/or administrate one term/session at a time. Candidates will only be allowed to teach and/or administrate a third session on an emergency basis in consideration of demand in a particular subject area, course or administrative position. A session is defined as the time needed to deliver a 4 – 6 week program (approximately 110 hours for credit courses) or the equivalent. CIES sessions include positions at e-Learning, Night School, Summer School, International Languages Secondary Credit and Elementary Non-Credit Programs and Summer Institute.

The personnel file of all internal applicants will be reviewed as part of the selection process.