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Career Resources

The Office of the Registrar and Student Services curates career resources to share with students and recent graduates in all OISE programs. This is an on-going project and new information will be posted as it is collected. 

If you have ideas for additional resources, please contact 

Upcoming Career Events

Many career events take a hiatus during the summer at OISE, more events to come in the Fall.

In the interim, check out the Main UofT Career Exploration and Education Centre for additional activities, workshops and events. 


Resources for all students

OISE Career Success Series The OISE Career Success series has recorded workshops on resume writing, cover letters, interviewing tips, international teaching, career pathways, alumni career talks, and more.

OISE Student Success Centre (OSSC)

The OSSC offers résumé and cover letter writing support.

Jobs in Education

Non-profit, socially conscious job board for teaching and education-related fields. Access to opportunities advertised through Jobs in Education is free for OISE alumni and students.

Apply to Education is the largest Canadian job site for teachers with over 90% of Ontario and 75% of Canadian School Boards posting all their jobs on it.

It is also how you apply online to the majority of Canadian School Boards and Independent Schools.

Employability Skills 2000+

Insights from the Conference Board of Canada on the most important skills, attitudes, and behaviours needed to succeed in the world of work.

Career Exploration and Education; UofT Would you like to explore additional career options? There are many ways to explore careers - whatever your path, this site provides tools to get you started
Writing an Academic CV The Main UofT Career Education and Exploration Centre has created a document to help create/update/refine your Curriculum Vitae

Jobs in Education Listserv

A listserv that sends out weekly emails highlighting employment opportunies in education. Emails are sent every Friday.


Resources for teacher candidates

Teaching Interationally Panel Discussion VIDEO

Teaching Internationally Panelists & video breakdown - includes timeline of questions and answers 

If you've ever considered teaching abroad, this panel discussion will provide you with first-hand insight from those who have gone and those who can guide in the process. The Breakdown outlines the panelists as well as a timeline in case you wish to watch specific segments/view specific answers. 

OISE's Professional Preparation Conference (PPC) This annual (in December) event helps OISE teacher candidates prepare for the professional world and network with future employers. It also features a professional and employment fair. 
2017-2018 Hiring Expecations by various Ontario School Boards A self-report by various Ontario School Boards regarding which roles they're hiring for and what they prefer to see on resumes and cover letters
Canadian Education Association's Education Directory  A comprehensive online directory of education organizations in Canada. 
Teacher certification in Canada A directory of each provincial body responsible for teacher certification in Canada. 

Teacher certification in the United States

Want to obtain teacher certification in the United States? Each state has its own requirements for acquiring and renewing professional teaching licenses. This US Department of Education page provides links to state (and commonwealth/territory) education authorities.

Deadlines and information for teachers in Ontario Information and deadlines on teacher certification, membership, and salary evaluation. 
Ontario Teaching Organizations A collection of links to teacher organizations, associations and unions in Ontario.  
Canadian Teacher Organizations A collection of links to teacher organizations in Canada.
GTA School Board Mission, Vision & Values Statements

This document provides insight into what school board best represents your values and interests.

  • This information can be used to inform your cover letter and resume tailoring to ensure you're connecting with the board in a meaningful way.
Transition to Teaching Report This report by Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) provides employment details and statistics for Ontario. 
2019 - 2020 Employer Handbook An updated guide to creating and updating a teaching resume with the goal of applying to teaching positions.
Alternative Careers Resource Sheet This is a non-exhaustive list of potential careers paths to the traditional classroom, as well as resources on where to look to begin the search into "alternative" careers.