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Go Abroad: The Solution to a Lack of Canadian Teaching Positions

28 NOV 2014
Career Path : Education News


The BBC recently published an article on the desperate lack of qualified teachers in the U.K., which may prompt an increase in overseas recruitment to fill these positions. Hearing about a lack of teachers may sound strange to us Canadians, where all we hear about is that there are no jobs for teachers anywhere. The truth is that Canada is lucky to be blessed with a population that adores teaching and puts education at the forefront.

Given the overpopulation of qualified teachers in Canada, the job market has turned abroad rather than at home.  Ontario is the hardest place to get jobs, and teacher may have some luck moving to more remote areas of the country like up North—however places like South Korea and China welcome Canadian teachers with welcome arms as well. In these mainly heterogeneous countries, learning English has become a necessary skill in order to enter the global market in business and many other careers.

Here are the top 10 countries for ESL teachers:

  1. Dubai
  2. Taiwan
  3. South Korea
  4. Japan
  5. Vietnam
  6. United Arab Emirates
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. China
  9. Thailand
  10. Chile

Source: CBC