Apply for a teaching or school administrator job

  • Eligibility
  • Salary
  • Find a job
  • Apply for a job
  • After you apply

  1. Eligibility

    To be eligible for a teaching or school administrator job, you must:

    • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; and
    • have a Canadian teaching certificate and licence number.

  2. Salary

    We use the teachers salary grid to determine salaries. 

    Current Yukon teachers and administrators

    Salaries are set based on:

    • post-secondary education; and
    • past teaching experience.

    Review your pay rate

    You can apply to the Teacher Qualification Board (TQB) to review your pay rate if you:

    • are a Yukon teacher or administrator; and
    • have completed coursework accredited by a recognized accreditation body. You must show official transcripts.

    Taking a program to raise your pay rate

    Before enrolling in a program, you can find out in advance if it can qualify you for a higher pay rate. Follow these steps.

    1. Send a written request to confirm that the program is recognized and acceptable. Include:
      • the name of the university;
      • the full name of the program;
      • the area of specialization;
      • program and course or project description; and
      • a website where this information is available.
    2. Submit this request.
      In person: Education Building (entrance to parking on Hospital Road), 1000 Lewes Boulevard in Whitehorse. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Email: christine.curtis@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Human Resources (E-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    Review your experience level

    You can apply to the TQB to review your experience level if you:

    • are a Yukon teacher or administrator; and
    • gained teaching experience elsewhere while on leave.

    Follow these steps

    1. You need to complete a Verification of Teacher Experience Form.
    2. Submit this form.
      In person: Education Building (entrance to parking on Hospital Road), 1000 Lewes Boulevard in Whitehorse. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
      Email: christine.curtis@gov.yk.ca 
      Mail: 
      Government of Yukon 
      Human Resources (E-1) 
      Box 2703 
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6 

    The TQB decisions are final.

    Review the Teacher Qualification Regulations for more details. 

    New teachers and administrators

    The Teacher Qualification Board (TQB) formally sets the salary category and level for all new teachers and administrators. They use the teacher salary grid to determine this.

    New teachers and administrators must complete the following before the TQB can set your salary:

    1. Provide official transcripts for all post-secondary education completed.
    2. Provide a Verification of Teaching Experience Form from each of your school boards.
    3. Submit your documents.
      In person: Education Building (entrance to parking on Hospital Road), 1000 Lewes Boulevard in Whitehorse. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Email: christine.curtis@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Human Resources (E-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    Your past teaching experience must have:

    • been completed in an accredited school, Kindergarten to Grade 12;
    • required a Bachelor of Education or equivalent; and
    • taught a provincially or territorially assigned curriculum.

    The Teacher Qualification Board (TBQ)

    The TQB makes the final decision about your placement and salary. They meet twice a year. You can review the Teacher Qualifications Regulations for more detail.

    The members of the TQB are:

    • the Assistant Deputy Minister of Public Schools;
    • a professional educator representative;
    • a Yukon Teachers’ Association representative; and
    • the secretary to the board.

  3. Find a job

    See what teaching and school administrator jobs are available.

    If you're a new applicant:

    Visit the apply to Education website

    If you're a returning applicant:

    Log in to the Yukon Education portal


  4. Apply for a job

    To apply for a job, follow these steps:

    1. Create a free account or login to your account on the Yukon Education portal.
    2. Log in to the Yukon Education portal
    3. ​Include all the information required in the portfolio tab, including:
      • résumé;
      • cover letter;
      • 3 professional references including their names, positions and contact numbers. These can be from:
        • administrative officers;
        • faculty associates;
        • school associates; or
        • other professionals in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
      • Supporting documents, such as:
        • teaching evaluations;
        • practicum reports;
        • certificates and diplomas;
        • teaching qualifications and licenses;
        • reference letters;
        • transcripts; and
        • a vulnerable sector check.
      • If you're applying for a job in a Catholic school, include the following documents (no more than 6 months old). Make sure these are current in your online portfolio:
    4. Open the posting for the job you want to apply for.
    5. Follow the online instructions and answer all job posting related questions.
    6. Highlight the following criteria in your application to help us apply our priority hiring:
      • you already work in the Yukon Department of Education;
      • you're of Yukon First Nations ancestry; and
      • you're Catholic.
    7. Choose "Apply" at the bottom of the page and follow instructions.
    8. Check your job application log to see if you've applied to the job successfully.

     

    Positions are posted throughout the year. Positions for the full school year are posted in the spring before each school year.


  5. After you apply

    Priority hiring

    We hire teachers based on the following priority order from the YTA Collective Agreement (Article 49.01):

    • persons of Yukon First Nation ancestry not already employed as a teacher or existing teachers of Yukon First Nations ancestry seeking to return to their traditional territory as a teacher or school administrator;
    • indeterminate teachers with 3 or more years of continuous service in the same school;
    • other indeterminate teachers; and
    • other applicants.

    Catholic school priority hiring

    For Catholic schools, we continue to apply a preference for Catholic applicants.

    Choosing teachers and administrators

    We choose teachers and administrators based on:

    • qualifications and experience criteria listed in job postings; and
    • teacher qualifications, including:
      • education;
      • experience;
      • knowledge;
      • skills and abilities; and
      • personal suitability.

    Interview

    We’ll contact only those applicants who screened in for an interview. Once you’ve had an interview, we’ll contact you with the results.

    Yukon certification

    If you do not have your Yukon certification when you're hired, you'll have to get it by a specific deadline. This is a requirement of your job and is valid throughout Canada. You can get this anytime during your application process.

    Learn how to get a Yukon teacher certificate.

    Vulnerable sector check

    Once you're hired, you must get a vulnerable sector check. Follow these steps.

    1. Visit your local police detachment with 2 pieces of identification.
    2. Follow the instructions given to you by the police detachment to complete the process. The fee for a vulnerable sector check can vary. Ask the police detachment about the cost. 
    3. Bring the original to Department of Education's Human Resources branch.
      In person: Education Building (entrance to parking on Hospital Road), 1000 Lewes Boulevard in Whitehorse. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     

    Your vulnerable sector check is valid for 2 years from the date the police verifies the search. You must keep it current, even if it expires in the middle of a school year.


Contact 

For questions, email teacher.recruitment@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-393-7132 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 7132.