Canadian Teachers: Discover Your Dream Teaching Career in the UK with iCan Teach UK

Calling all Canadian teachers! Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding teaching opportunity? Look no further than iCan Teach UK! Our team of experts is dedicated to helping Canadian teachers secure their ideal teaching position in the UK. With our support, you can make a seamless transition to a new country and take your teaching career to the next level.

We recruit for a wide range of teaching positions, from primary to secondary, and across all subjects and experience levels. Through our extensive network of schools across London, the Home Counties, the South, and the Midlands, we can offer you the best opportunities to advance your teaching career.

Why should you consider teaching in the UK as a Canadian teacher?

The UK is home to a diverse range of teaching experiences, from lively cities to picturesque villages. By teaching in the UK, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in new cultures, meet new people, and gain valuable experience that will set you apart in the teaching world.

At iCan Teach UK, we understand that relocating to a new country can be overwhelming. That's why we provide comprehensive support throughout the entire process, including visa assistance. Let us help you achieve your teaching dreams in the UK!

To learn more about our recruitment process and how we can help you succeed as a Canadian teacher in the UK, contact iCan Teach UK today. Let's make your teaching dreams a reality!

What types of roles are available?

Permanent or Fixed Term Contracts

If you are a Canadian teacher coming to the UK on a Tier 2 Visa then your only option is to be employed directly by a school on either a Permanent or Fixed-Term Contract.

This would mean that you are employed directly by the employer, either on a permanent contract (with no end date) or on a Fixed Term Contract (for a specific period of time, usually between 1 and 2 years). The task of finding the right vacancy, completing application forms and submitting CVs can feel like a full-time job in itself. Our excellent relationships with schools and MATs throughout the country means that we can help you find the perfect role in the UK

Long Term Placement

(Available to candidates who are not sponsored on Tier 2)

Long-term placements allow you to work on an ongoing basis in one school. This can vary from a few weeks, a term, or even a full year. This is often the preferred method of employment for both teachers and schools when candidates are relocating from overseas as it gives you the opportunity to experience being in the school before deciding to agree to a permanent contract. Long-term placements can often lead to the offer of a permanent role and allow you to experience teaching in a variety of settings, ensuring that you can see how each school operates, and make sure that if you do decide to take a permanent role the one you select is the right place for you.

Day2Day Supply

(Available to candidates who are not sponsored on Tier 2)

If you are looking for a role that gives you more of a work-life balance (allowing you to travel a lot more while you are here) and mostly requires no planning - then supply teaching may be for you. It offers that flexibility so you can work around other commitments. It also affords you the opportunity to gain more experience in numerous settings and schools. Sometimes it is daunting accepting a permanent role right away - supply teaching allows you to get the feel for the school and can lead to a longer-term contract if that is what you are looking for. Through daily supply, you can ensure you are finding the perfect role for you.

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Requirements for candidates moving from Canada

If you're a Canadian teacher looking to teach in the UK, there are several requirements you need to meet before you can start your teaching career in the UK. Here are the key requirements you need to know:

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS):

In order to teach in the UK, you must hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). If you don't have QTS, you can still apply for teaching jobs, but you will need to obtain QTS within a certain timeframe once you start your job.

English language proficiency:

As English is the primary language used in UK schools, you must be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English. You may need to provide proof of your language proficiency through an approved language test.

Find out more about the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) here.

Visa requirements:

To work in the UK, you will need to obtain the appropriate visa. Depending on your circumstances, you may need a Tier 2 (General) visa or a Youth Mobility Scheme visa. Our team at iCan Teach UK can help guide you through the visa process and provide support and advice along the way.

Find more information on the Tier 2 General Visa here.

Find more information on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa here.

Criminal record check:

You will be required to undergo a criminal record check before you can begin teaching in the UK. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in schools.

Find out more about the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check here.

Professional Standards:

Teachers in the UK are expected to meet high professional standards, including complying with the Teachers' Standards and Code of Conduct.

Find out more about the Teachers' Standards and Code of Conduct here.

At iCan Teach UK, we understand that navigating the requirements for teaching in the UK can be overwhelming. That's why we provide comprehensive support and guidance throughout the entire process, from obtaining QTS to securing a visa and finding your perfect teaching role.

We are here to help make your dream of teaching in the UK a reality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a teaching qualification to teach in the UK as a Canadian teacher?

Yes, you will need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to teach in the UK. If you do not already have QTS, you may be able to obtain it through the Assessment Only Route or by completing a postgraduate teacher training program in the UK.

What is the process for obtaining a visa to work as a teacher in the UK?

The visa process can vary depending on your individual circumstances. In general, you will need to obtain a Tier 2 (General) visa or a Youth Mobility Scheme visa. You may also need to provide evidence of your qualifications and English language proficiency. Our team at iCan Teach UK can guide you through the visa process and provide support and advice.

What are the requirements for working as a teacher in the UK?

In addition to holding QTS, you will need to undergo a criminal record check and demonstrate proficiency in English. You will also need to have the appropriate visa to work in the UK.

What subjects can I teach in the UK as a Canadian teacher?

Canadian teachers can teach a wide range of subjects in the UK. The opportunities available will depend on your qualifications and experience.

What is the job market like for Canadian teachers in the UK?

The job market for Canadian teachers in the UK is competitive, but there are many opportunities available. With our extensive network of connections with schools across London, the Home Counties, the South, and the Midlands, iCan Teach UK can help you find your ideal teaching role.

What kind of support can I expect from iCan Teach UK?

At iCan Teach UK, we provide comprehensive support and guidance throughout the entire process, from obtaining QTS to securing a visa and finding your perfect teaching role. We are here to help make your dream of teaching in the UK a reality.

Why Choose iCan Teach UK?

At iCan Teach UK, we're dedicated to helping teachers from around the world secure the perfect teaching role in the UK. Here's a closer look at why you should choose iCan Teach UK as your recruitment agency:

Expertise:

Our team has years of experience in supporting teachers from around the world in finding their perfect teaching role in the UK. We have established strong connections with schools throughout London, the Home Counties, the South, and the Midlands, and we use this network to help you find the best fit for your teaching career.

Personalised Service:

We understand that every teacher is unique, and we offer a personalised service to help you achieve your teaching goals in the UK. From initial consultations to visa support to finding accommodation, we are here to support you throughout the entire process of relocating to the UK.

Professional Development:

We are committed to providing teachers with opportunities to enhance their professional development. The UK education system offers many professional development opportunities for teachers, and we can help you find the right training courses and workshops to enhance your skills and knowledge.

Fair Pay:

At iCan Teach UK, we are committed to providing fair pay to all of our supply staff. We understand that our teachers work tirelessly to provide a high-quality education to their students, and we want to ensure that they are compensated fairly for their hard work and dedication.

Supportive Community:

At iCan Teach UK, we are more than just a recruitment agency. We are a supportive community of teachers, and we offer ongoing support and guidance throughout your teaching career in the UK. From social events to networking opportunities, we are here to help you connect with other teachers and make the most of your teaching experience in the UK.

Sister Company:

We work closely with our sister company Dunbar Education, which specializes in permanent teaching placements. This partnership allows us to provide our teachers with even more opportunities to find their perfect teaching role in the UK.

Learn more about Dunbar Education here.

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