Immigrate to Canada as a High School Teacher In 2023/2024

If you’re looking to emigrate to Canada as a High School Teacher you’re in luck! High school teachers are in demand right across Canada and you may be able to secure a Canadian Permanent Residency Visa either with or without a job offer.

No doubt you will have read online that having a job offer to move to Canada is a prerequisite to accessing the Express Entry process but as a High School Teacher, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, High School Teachers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for High School Teachers in Canada being so great they have included the occupation on the targeted occupations list, known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code List).

The code for High School Teachers on the NOC is 4031

This is great news for qualified High School Teachers the world over hoping to live and work in Canada.

Express Entry for Canada is not a visa class at all, it is simply the method (or database) that Canadian Immigration uses to select the right candidates for a permanent residency visa and in that case, as a High School Teacher looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.

High School Teachers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.

Job Titles to Immigrate to Canada as a High School Teacher

High School Teachers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 4031, might be employed under work titles including:

Aboriginal school community teacher – secondary school

academic subjects high school teacher

academic subjects secondary school teacher

accounting teacher – secondary school

adult education teacher – secondary school

algebra teacher – secondary school

art teacher – secondary school

arts and crafts teacher – secondary school

biology teacher – secondary school

business and commerce teacher – secondary school

business education teacher

business teacher – secondary school

calculus teacher – secondary school

career and life management teacher

career and technology studies teacher

career education teacher

career exploration teacher

chemistry teacher – secondary school

classical languages secondary school teacher

commerce teacher – secondary school

computer technology teacher – secondary school

cooking teacher – secondary school

cooperative education teacher

cooperative learning teacher

correspondence teacher – secondary school

data processing teacher – secondary school

distance education teacher – secondary school

drama teacher – secondary school

economics teacher – secondary school

English as a second language (ESL) high school teacher

English literature high school teacher

English teacher – secondary school

ESL (English as a second language) high school teacher

ethics teacher – secondary school

fine arts teacher – secondary school

French as a second language teacher – secondary school

French teacher – secondary school

geography teacher – secondary school

geometry teacher – secondary school

German teacher – secondary school

Greek teacher – secondary school

guest teacher – secondary school

health education teacher – secondary school

high school teacher

high school teacher – outdoor activities

history teacher – secondary school

home economics teacher – secondary school

humanities teacher – high school

industrial and vocational education teacher – secondary school

industrial arts teacher – secondary school

information technology teacher – secondary school

Italian teacher – secondary school

Latin teacher – secondary school

librarian-teacher – high school

mathematics teacher – secondary school

modern languages teacher – secondary school

music teacher – secondary school

Native school community teacher – secondary school

outdoor physical education teacher – secondary school

physical and health education teacher – secondary school

physical education teacher – secondary school

physical science teacher – secondary school

physics teacher – secondary school

practical and applied arts teacher

private teacher – secondary school

reading clinician – secondary school

religious education high school teacher

remedial teacher – secondary school

school teacher – secondary school

science high school teacher

science teacher – secondary school

secondary school department head

secondary school reading clinician

secondary school teacher

secondary school vocational teacher

sewing teacher – secondary school

sheet metal instructor – secondary school

social sciences teacher – secondary school

Spanish teacher – secondary school

special education teacher – secondary school

special needs teacher – secondary school

special programs teacher – secondary school

substitute high school teacher

substitute teacher – secondary school

supply high school teacher

technical and vocational teacher – secondary school

trades instructor – secondary school

vocational high school teacher

vocational secondary school teacher

vocational teacher – secondary school

All these roles held by High School Teachers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 4031.

Skills and Tasks to Emigrate to Canada as a High School Teacher

In general High School Teachers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Secondary school teachers perform some or all of the following duties:

Prepare subject material for presentation to students according to an approved curriculum

Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies

Assign and correct homework

Prepare, administer and correct tests

Evaluate progress, determine individual needs of students and discuss results with parents and school officials

Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help

Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops

May teach and evaluate students through distance or online courses

May advise students on course selection and on vocational and personal matters

May supervise student teachers.

Secondary school teachers may specialize in such areas as mathematics, English, French, special education or second language instruction. Secondary school teachers of vocational and trades subjects may specialize in areas such as hairdressing or auto mechanics.

Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Teaching Canada desk that only represents qualified High School Teachers to immigrate to Canada. They understand your profession and can talk your language when it comes to explaining your immigration pathway and the route to securing a Canada Visa for you (and your family).

Qualifications Required to Immigrate to Canada as a High School Teacher

Teachers of academic subjects require a bachelor’s degree in education which is often preceded by a bachelor’s degree in the arts or sciences.

Teachers of vocational or technical subjects require a bachelor’s degree in education which is usually preceded by specialized training or experience in the subject.

Instructors of trades in Quebec require completion of an apprenticeship training program and industry or trade certification.

Department heads usually require several years of teaching experience.

We represent High School Teachers from all over the World so regardless of your country of qualification feel free to contact us today for a full breakdown of your Canadian Immigration chances.

How to Emigrate to Canada as a High School Teacher

The first stage in your Canadian immigration process is to calculate your Canada Immigration points for Express Entry using the Canadian Comprehensive Ranking System.

CRS Points are awarded for (amongst other things)



English ability

French ability

Your partner’s skills

Work experience

As well as providing you with important CRS points these factors also count towards your overall Immigration Points score which must equal or exceed a total of 67

Once you receive an ITA (Invitation to apply) from Canadian Immigration as a result of your Express Entry application you’ll only have 60 days in which to lodge a formal application so under no circumstances should you lodge an Express Entry application ‘claiming’ to have certain points without first having all of your points verified through different testing, education equivalence certificates and skilled trades assessments.

Once you are invited to apply for your Canada Visa you cannot go back and have these things verified retrospectively, they must be done before you claim any points for them and given that your express entry profile is only valid for one year it makes sense to present the best possible case right from the start.

To work as a High School Teacher in Canada, a teacher must be registered with the relevant teaching association of the particular province.  Your skills and qualifications will be assessed and your application will be accredited in that province. We are here to help you with the accreditation process.

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