Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia offers:
- Pathway to Licensure – download the Teachers Pathway PDF
- Employment Counselling
- Pre-employment workshops on-site and online
- Professional Mentors
There is good news and bad news for you as an internationally educated teacher settling in Nova Scotia. The good news is that, as a teacher, you have many skills and competencies, which you can use to find satisfying work here! The bad news is that because of a declining birth rate in Canada, there are very few openings in the public school system at this time. As older teachers start to retire, it’s very possible that this situation will change but for now, you’ll need to explore other teaching-related careers. These challenges face all new teachers whether educated in Canada or internationally.
As an internationally educated teacher, it may still be useful to apply for a Nova Scotia teacher’s certificate. It can be a useful credential for other jobs. The Pathway to Licensure shows you the steps to take. Contact your Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia Employment Specialist for help with navigating the pathway, setting career goals and exploring alternative careers.