How does the Peel District School Board hire new teachers?
The Peel board hires all teaching staff directly on VIP - Virtually in Peel, the destination on our site if you're interested in a teaching job.
On VIP, you can view all current job postings for teachers. To post your resume or apply for a job, you'll have to be a registered VIP subscriber—registration is free of charge and gives you additional information that will help you in your job search.
You'll be able to electronically view all the jobs posted on our website or set up a personalized search to look at only selected jobs. You'll also be able to apply directly to the positions of interest. Your application will be sent electronically to the principal posting the job. The principal will then process the applications and make the contacts for interviews. Once the principal has made a recommendation for hire, staff in Human Resources schedule an appointment to sign on the successful candidate, and review the various salary and benefit packages.
Here's what you will find on VIP:
Criminal Record Check
For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of any employment duties. Recent changes made by the RCMP have resulted in significant processing delays for some candidates. You may wish to start the process to obtain your criminal record check as soon as possible.
Commitment to Equity
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.
When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on religious holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.
What's new in teacher hiring at Peel District School Board?
Elementary and secondary teaching positions
Vacancies for both panels will be posted as they become available. We strongly encourage you to monitor the VIP - Virtually in Peel site on a daily basis for new postings.
Note: Do not un-apply to any job for which you have submitted an application unless you are absolutely sure you are no longer interested in that particular position. Once you have unapplied, your application will disappear from that job, indicating that you no longer have an interest in that position.
How do interested candidates find out if the board is hiring?
Once you are registered with VIP, monitor the web site for current job postings. You can also view job postings without registering with VIP. All positions will be advertised on our Job Board.
From time to time, the board may also place advertisements in the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. The ads, however, only indicate that the board is hiring teachers for statutory and occasional teaching, and refers interested applicants to the web site for more information and registration.
Does the board receive resumes and applications for teaching positions other than through Internet hiring?
No, the board does not receive applications or resumes for teaching jobs other than through VIP. Resumes delivered or mailed to our schools or Human Resources are not kept on file or processed.
What information can I include on my electronic resume on VIP?
VIP will provide you with the opportunity to highlight the same information as you normally could through a traditional print resume. We encourage you to provide detailed information on your qualifications and teaching credentials, as well as other important information about your experiences and skills. At any time, you will be able to update and revise your resume and personal information electronically on file in the VIP database.
What can I expect to happen at an interview in a school in Peel?
Usually, the interviews are held at the school where the vacancy exists, and the interview is conducted by the principal or vice-principal.
Each candidate will be asked to answer a set of questions, and the answers will be recorded for later consideration.
Each candidate will be asked to write a written response to a pre-established question. The written response is an important part of the hiring process. Each candidate's written proficiency is evaluated in the areas of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and organization. During the interview, the candidate's oral proficiency is also evaluated.
In keeping with the requirements of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, a reference consent form must be completed by each applicant. This allows the interviewers to contact the references for information.
Following the interview and reference check procedure, each candidate will be contacted and informed of the results of the interview.
Applicants may be asked to bring a variety of things to the interview, such as copies of recent evaluations and proof of certification with the Ontario College of Teachers.