Immigrate to Canada as a High School Teacher In 2023

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


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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

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

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remedial teacher – secondary school

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.

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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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