FAQ

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Job Seeker

I’m looking for work...do I still have to pay?

No. Our site is and always will be free for our job seekers. Spread the word!

Why create an account if the Job Seeker plan is free?

Creating a Job Seeker or Employer account gives you much easier access to the site’s many features and, of course, you can apply for a job with just one click.

It allows candidates to submit their resumes, record a presentation video, consult their application history and check out our list of employers who accept unsolicited applications. Employers can also approach you much more easily to offer you exciting employment opportunities.

How do I create an account?

Click on the Login button in the top right section of the site. Click on Candidate. As you do not have an account yet, click on the Click Here link to the right of Don’t have an account yet?

The registration form is short and simple. Towards the end, you are asked a question: “Do you agree to have your profile added to our candidate inventory so that employers will notice you? “Whether or not you are actively looking for a job, we recommend that you answer YES. This mechanism allows you to receive email offers from our employers.

Once you have completed the fields, read the Privacy Policy and the conditions of use of jobimmersion.ca. You must accept them in order to complete your registration on the site. If this is the case, check the button in the “I have read and accept the Privacy Policy and General Conditions of Use of jobimmersion.ca” field.

Then click on the Next button. Welcome to your dashboard. You are now ready to complete your profile and apply for jobs!

How do I create my presentation video?

This is your chance to make a good impression. Go through these few steps before you get started:
Step 1: Prepare a short script of what you want to put forward to talk about yourself, your skills and what makes you an ideal candidate. Remember, you have 30 seconds to get employers’ attention. To do the best you can in a short period of time, here are a few tips:

  • Start with your name and a short description of who you are;
  • Follow up with a short description of what you do professionally with an emphasis on how you do it or your unique approach;
  • Explain your experience and say a few words about what people say about you as a co-worker or employee;
  • Briefly explain how you plan to contribute to the success of the organization that will hire you.

Step 2: Repeat your speech by filming yourself on your cell phone as often as possible. Don’t hesitate to make corrections if necessary. Practice is the key to eliminating your nervousness and developing the self-confidence that will convince employers…
Step 3: Record your presentation video by speaking slowly, articulating your words well and adding a smile to your delivery.
Step 4: View the result of your presentation. If you are not satisfied, repeat the exercise. If you are satisfied, share your presentation video by using the Upload Button.
Remember that this video can be re-done many times as you wish by accessing your Candidate Dashboard.

What information should I include in ma presentation text?

This description is a nice way to introduce yourself, talk about yourself, your skills and what makes you stand out from other job seekers. Here is a little checklist to help you with the writing.

  • Start with your name and a short description of who you are;
  • Continue with a short description of what you do or have done professionally;
  • Focus on your unique approach and your professional dreams;
  • Describe your experience and what people say about you as a colleague or employee;
  • Explain briefly how you will contribute to the success of the organization that will hire you;

Add a picture of yourself if you wish and, most importantly, don’t forget to update your presentation text regularly.

Is my data safe with jobimmersion.ca?

All the data you enter on the jobimmersion.ca site remains confidential. See our Privacy Policy for more details.

What is the difference between first language instruction (in French or English) and Immersion education?

In an Immersion class, the teacher teaches subjects in French to students whose first language is English (or another language). This approach helps students acquire the competencies of the subjects taught in addition to a new language.

Do I need specific training to become a French Immersion teacher?

In most provinces, a university degree in French as a Second Language (FSL) education is preferred. See the interactive map of the Teacher 5 étoiles campaign to find out about available training by province. 

What level of French should I have to teach French Immersion?

The Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) and the Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF – advanced levels) are international diplomas, valid for life, that certify French-language proficiency.

As an example, at the end of grade 12, students in immersion programs will have obtained a B2 level of French in the DELF. A French immersion teacher must have at least a strong B2 level to teach these students.

For more information on the DELF visit the following site:

What teaching-related careers exist in the field of French immersion?

Numerous careers are to be found in the field of French immersion besides the profession of teacher. Among those that come to mind are: academic advisor, coach, special education teacher, early childhood teacher, remedial teacher, consultant, ministerial representative or public servant, language program coordinator or officer, librarian, college or university professor, and school manager, administrator or executive.

How does the school system in Canada work?

To understand the Canadian educational system, we invite you to check out the website of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada.

Note that in Canada, school boards are responsible for hiring teachers, and so it is the school boards that post job openings and offer employment contracts.

How do I get my international credentials (diploma and/or certification) recognized?

Firstly, we invite you to visit the webpage Connecting the dots between mobility and credential recognition on the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials website.

Subsequently, to learn about the recognition process for a specific province, we recommend that you consult the section dedicated to each province in our FAQ page.

Where can I work as a French Immersion teacher?

French Immersion programs are offered in English-language school board schools across the country. There are currently close to 2,400 schools offering this program in Canada. Visit jobimmersion.ca regularly and subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss out on any French Immersion jobs openings in Canada.

Subsequently, to learn about the recognition process for a specific province, we recommend that you consult the section dedicated to each province in our FAQ page.

What qualifications are required to teach in BRITISH COLUMBIA?

The candidate must have a British Columbia Certificate of Qualification. Note that to obtain this certificate and teach in French, the candidate must demonstrate proficiency in French and may have to take a language proficiency test.

 

Credential (diploma and/or certification) recognition process: 

What qualifications are required to teach in ALBERTA?

Any candidate wishing to teach in the province must have Alberta Teacher Certification. Note that, to teach French, proof of language proficiency will be required by means of a recorded interview of at least 20 minutes of French conversation.

Credential (diploma and/or certification) recognition process: 

What qualifications are required to teach in SASKATCHEWAN?

The Saskatchewan Teacher’s Certificate is a prerequisite for teaching in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB) is responsible for issuing this certificate.

The province has introduced an Additional Qualification Certificate program to encourage teachers to obtain additional training in fields where there is a shortage of teachers. French immersion is one of these fields. Thus, it is possible for candidates with generalist teaching training to do upgrading training at one of Saskatchewan’s participating universities.

Credential (diploma and/or certification) recognition process:

What qualifications are required to teach in MANITOBA?

Candidates wishing to be employed as professional school personnel in Manitoba must hold a valid Manitoba Teaching or School Clinician Certificate. Proficiency in French is also required to teach in this language.

Credential (diploma and/or certification) recognition process:

What qualifications are required to teach in ONTARIO?

To teach in a publicly funded school in Ontario, you must hold a Certificate of Qualification and Registration issued by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), and therefore be an OCT member in good standing.

To teach French as a second language, candidates must hold the necessary qualifications or their school board must obtain a temporary letter of approval from the Ministry of Education. However, OCT members can obtain the necessary qualifications to teach in another language by adding additional qualifications to their certificate.

Additional ressources
Explore SayOui.ca, a new bilingual website from Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) to inspire and educate young people about becoming a teacher of French as a second language. You’ll find a wealth of resources here!

Credential (diploma and/or certification) recognition process:

What qualifications are required to teach in QUEBEC?

To practise the profession of teacher, the candidate must hold a Québec Teaching Licence. Four types of teaching licences may be granted, according to the candidate’s situation.

To obtain a teaching licence in French as a second language, the candidate must have completed 45 units in a second language (French) and 90 units in education as part of his or her training.

Credential (diploma and/or certification) recognition process:

What qualifications are required to teach in NEW BRUNSWICK?

The candidate must have a valid New Brunswick Teacher’s Certificate and demonstrate, at a minimum, oral proficiency at the Advanced Plus (B2-1) level for French Intensive positions, and at the Superior (C1) level for French immersion positions, based on the New Brunswick French oral language proficiency evaluation.

Credential (diploma and/or certification) recognition process: 

What qualifications are required to teach in NOVA SCOTIA?

The candidate must hold a Nova Scotia Teacher’s Certificate. In the event that a qualified person does not meet the certificate requirements, a Conditional Initial Teacher’s Certificate may be granted. The candidate must also have proficiency in French and English to teach French as a second language.

Credential (diploma and/or certification) recognition process:

What qualifications are required to teach in PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND?

Any candidate wishing to teach in the province must have a Prince Edward Island Teacher’s Certificate.

Note that proof of language proficiency may be required. To teach in French immersion, the candidate must have attained the superior level in the New Brunswick French oral language proficiency evaluation.

Credential (diploma and/or certification) recognition process:

What qualifications are required to teach in NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR?

Any teacher employed in the province’s primary/elementary/secondary schools is required by law to hold a valid Newfoundland and Labrador Teaching Certificate.

Note that some school boards may require proof of French language proficiency, such as successful completion of the DELF exam (level D2) to obtain a French teaching position.

Credential (diploma and/or certification) recognition process:

What qualifications are required to teach in the YUKON?

Anyone wishing to teach in the territory must hold a Yukon Teacher Certificate. Note that a language proficiency evaluation may be required to teach French.

Credential (diploma and/or certification) recognition process:

International candidates:
Note that the Government of Yukon requires that the candidate have a teacher’s licence or other form of official recognition issued by another Canadian administrative region in order to be eligible to obtain the Yukon Teacher Certificate.

What qualifications are required to teach in the NORTHWEST TERRITORIES?

The candidate must have Northwest Territories Teacher Certification. The candidate must first find a position in the Northwest Territories before applying for certification.

 

What qualifications are required to teach in NUNAVUT?

The candidate must have a Nunavut Teaching Certificate. For admission conditions and the registration application form, contact the Nunavut Department of Education.

Employer

What makes jobimmersion.ca different from other Education job search engines?

Let us count the ways! For starters, jobimmersion.ca is the ONLY job search portal specifically for French Immersion professionals in Canada. That makes it very unique with some highly competitive advantages:

  • Visibility on the only site 100% dedicated to the recruitment of French Immersion teachers in Canada;
  • Free access to our candidate resume databank;
  • Access to the job applicant’s presentation video;
  • Expert advice on finding the best candidates;
  • One-click applicant tracking;
  • A high-quality subscription at a lower cost;
  • Live support from our experienced team;
  • A presence on our LinkedIn | Facebook networks;
  • Full access to our Employers management tool;
  • Privileged access to professional Speed ​​Dating sessions during the Grande virée.
Do I have to subscribe to a plan if I create an account?

Yes, for the moment, only our La Totale package at a cost of $250 per year is available and is therefore the only option for posting job offers. However, our La Totale package is (fortunately) definitely generous with, among other things, full access to the Employers’ Area management tool, which includes a directory of your job offers and favorite candidates, access to the profiles of the applications received and much more. As we are constantly improving the site, we plan to develop other packages in the near future. Stay tuned for more news!

Can I cancel my plan at any time?

We offer flexible terms and conditions. With an annual plan, jobimmersion.ca will automatically extend your subscription and charge the subscription fee (currently $250) to your payment method every year unless you decide to cancel. Prior to the expiry date, you will receive a renewal notice and will be able to make the best decision to meet your needs. Please note that there will be no refunds or credit for partial years.

How do I create an account?

Click on the Login button in the top right section of the site. Click on Employer. Since you do not have an account yet, click on the Click Here link to the right of Don’t have an account yet?

The registration form is short and simple. Once you have completed the fields, read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use of jobimmersion.ca. You must accept them in order to complete your registration on the site. To do so, make sure you check the box “I have read and accept the Privacy Policy and General Conditions of Use of jobimmersion.ca“.

Then click on the Continue button.

Then choose the desired package and click the Next button. Then proceed with the payment by adding your credit card information. Once this step is completed, click on Submit. Welcome to your dashboard. You are now ready to complete your Employer profile and post a job!