How to Migrate to Canada As A Teacher
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How To Migrate To Canada As A Teacher In 2024

How to Migrate to Canada As A Teacher? Are you a Teacher looking forward to relocating to Canada for better opportunities? Would you be excited at the prospect of relocating to Canada to further your career?

Perhaps you are an educator who would love to develop your career in the nation of Canada.

This article would provide you with all the necessary pieces of information needed to make your immigration to Canada a successful and hitch-free one as it seeks to address how to migrate to Canada as a Teacher.

How To Migrate To Canada As A Teacher

Why Choose Canada?

  • Canada also has one of the highest minimum wages in the world – 15.55 Canadian Dollars per hour – slightly followed by the European Microstate of Andorra.
  • Canada is one of the most peaceful nations on Earth often maintaining neutrality during raving Global Intra/Inter National Crises.  
  • Federal and Provincial governments give a certain amount of money monthly as child support
  • You can apply for Canadian Citizenship after spending three years in Canada as a permanent resident
  • Also, Dual Citizenship is allowed in Canada
  • In Canada, you can avail of free education for dependent children below 18 years of age
  • With teachers at all levels being one of the most highly paid professionals in Canada, even earning as much as around 95, 000 Canadian Dollars annually, Canada remains one of the countries in the world with Education as a top priority.

About Canada

Canada’s area is about 1.2 million kilometers square with Ottawa as its capital city.

The climate is mild and wet on the west coast, continental with hot summers on the southern plains, and extremely cold with short cool summers in the north.

Nearly half of Canada is covered with forest. Only in the South has much of the natural vegetation of mixed forest and grassland been removed for agriculture.

Montreal is Canada’s largest city and is one of (if not) the biggest grain shipping ports in the world. It is on St Lawrence ‘Seaway’ which makes it possible for great ships to come up St. Lawrence and through the Great Lakes to the interior of North America, but it is closed by Ice from December to April each year.

The Largest city and Port in the West is Vancouver which has many Industries including shipbuilding, Oil refining, and pulp making.

Timber is one of Canada’s main products, It has massive forests of ‘Soft Wood’ Trees which are made into pulp for paper making (especially for newsprint) of which Canada is one of the largest exporters. 

Canada is also one of the world’s greatest producers of wheat, largely from the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. Oats and barley are also grown.

Canada being  a highly developed Nation also has a highly standardized system of Education with at least a quarter of the best North American Universities not located in the USA

in Canada such as the University of Toronto, The University of Alberta, and the University of Waterloo which ranks as one of the best in the whole of mainland North America. 

How To Relocate Permanently To Canada As A Teacher

Migrating to Canada has never been easier as the Nation of Canada seeks to reinforce its population with skilled professionals from around the World.

Skilled professionals from different fields such as Teaching, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Engineering, Robotics, etc are welcome to come and reside in Canada.

The Government of Canada has rolled out programs to enable this. These programs include the Federal Express Entry System, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP).

Top Options to immigrate to Canada as A Teacher

There are many ways to apply for Canada PR as a teacher. Listed below are the main avenues you may choose to relocate, live, and work in Canada as a teacher:

  • Federal Express Entry System
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP)

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Immigrating to Canada as a Teacher

  • Locate your NOC code and job level
  • Choose your province or territory of interest
  • Confirm with the local educational teaching Authority for international requirements for the degree in Education, Provincial teaching certificate, Certification to teach English or French language, Membership to a provincial or territorial teachers’ association, and Work reference letters
  • Apply for Educational Credential Assessment (if required)
  • Find a teaching job in Canada

Top In-Demand Teaching Jobs in Canadian Provinces & Territories Based on National Occupation Classification (NOC) Code

Province Teaching Occupation In-Demand NOC Code
Alberta University professors and lecturers 4011
British Columbia Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants 4413
Newfoundland & Labrador University professors and lecturers

Secondary school teachers



Nova Scotia College and vocational instructors 4021
Northwest Territories Early Childhood Educators 4214
Prince Edward Island University professors and lecturers 4011
Saskatchewan College and vocational instructors

Early Childhood Educators

Instructor of persons with disabilities

Other instructors

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants







Yukon Early Childhood Educators 4214

Any Language Proficiency Tests Involved?

Language proficiency is one of the key criteria by which your overall CRS points are awarded.

The country of  Canada needs you to be proficient in any one of two official languages, i.e. English or French.

In order to be eligible to apply as a teacher via Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), you must score a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7. 

Or it can also be said that per band you need to score IELTS 6 bands required for Canada PR.

Requirements for Eligibility to Apply for Canada PR as a Teacher

  • For Early Childhood Educators – A minimum of 2-4 years of college program acquired in early childhood education/bachelor’s degree in child development.
  • For Elementary & Kindergarten teachers – A minimum of a bachelor’s degree obtained in education as well as in child development. Additional training and a provincial certificate in special education would imply an added advantage.
  • For Academic/Secondary teachers- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree obtained in education and arts or science.
  • For College & Vocational Instructors- A minimum of a bachelor’s/master’s/college diploma completed in the area of specialization plus a certificate/diploma/degree in adult education.
  • For University Professors minimum of a master’s or doctorate is obtained in the applicant’s area of specialization.

You may find out your eligibility for any of the above PNP streams by filling out a free assessment form.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Canadian Government’s Immigration Programs

Q. Are Nigerians eligible to apply for Canadian Immigration Programs?

A. Yes, qualified Nigerians who possess the required documents are encouraged to apply for the Immigration Programs.

Q. Is Application to the Immigration Programs Free?

A. Application to the Immigration Program is Free of Charge. 

Q. Will successful Applicants be allowed Residency and Citizenship in Canada?

A. Yes, Successful Applicants would be allowed Permanent Residency in the nation of Canada. After three years of permanent residency in Canada, one can apply for Citizenship in the Nation of Canada.

Q. What countries are excluded from the List of eligible countries

A. None, Citizens of all countries who meet the eligibility criteria are welcome to apply

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