We advise all prospective students to review accreditation requirements in detail.
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations that represent nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada. CTF is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International.
Most applicants who have completed their teacher education programs in the United Kingdom meet the Ontario College of Teachers registration requirements for certification.
Please note: each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Teaching in Canada
In Canada, education does not fall within the scope of federal jurisdiction – it is the singular responsibility of each province or territory. Under the British North America Act of 1867, each province and territory has the power to establish its own autonomous education system and to make all decisions regarding schools, teachers and curriculum pertaining to education within the specific province/territory.
Certification by Province/Territory
- Alberta: Certification of Teachers Regulation
- British Columbia Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch
- Manitoba: Teaching Certificates and Qualifications Regulation
- Newfoundland & Labrador: Teacher Certification
- Nunavut – not available
- Ontario: Ontario College of Teachers
- New Brunswick: New Brunswick Teachers’ Association
- Nova Scotia Teacher Certification
- Prince Edward Island Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
- Quebec – not available
- Saskatchewan Teacher Certification
- Yukon – not available