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Jobs in Education

In order to offer students the best possible support and thereby facilitate their success in school, the school system needs various types of education professionals. If you would like to work in an enriching field that offers excellent prospects for the future, answer the call!


The recent period of COVID-related confinement has shown, now more than ever, the importance and positive impact of teaching staff in the lives of students and their parents. Answer the call if you would like to become a teacher at the preschool, elementary school or secondary school level!

I constantly have to use my creativity and imagination to make sure my students are learning, but that’s what motivates me on a daily basis.

Karel, teacher

Non-teaching professionals

Various experts work in collaboration with school staff in order to offer all students the best possible conditions in which to grow and learn. The professionals in our educational institutions work in fields that normally require a university degree. They include psychoeducators This hyperlink will open in a new window., social workers This hyperlink will open in a new window., nutritionists This hyperlink will open in a new window., speech therapists This hyperlink will open in a new window. and occupational therapists This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Most of my students are from the Maghreb, so they can relate to me because I have been through the immigration process.

Redouane, welcoming class teacher

Social workers

Social workers in schools:

  • foster the optimal development of students in their interactions with their environment and help them to progress along their educational paths
  • develop individualized education plans (IEPs) that meet the students’ needs
  • revise IEPs so that they take into account students’ personal, family, education and social contexts and help students to overcome their difficulties and maintain and develop their motivation to study

For more information, consult the following occupational description: social workers This hyperlink will open in a new window..

In order to practise the occupation of social worker, you must be a member of the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Remedial teachers

The work of remedial teachers in the school system involves evaluating and providing support to students who have, or show signs of having, learning difficulties. Remedial teachers identify students’ needs and abilities and develop learning plans to help them overcome these difficulties. Remedial teachers also play an advisory and support role with teachers, other non-teaching professionals and parents.

In order to work as a remedial teacher in an educational institution, you must have a university degree in remedial or special education or a related area.

For more information, you can also visit the website of the Association des Orthopédagogues du Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window..

My fondest memory is when one of my former students, who was in college at the time, came up and hugged me, letting me know he no longer had a behaviour disorder.

Evariste, resource teacher

Support staff

Whether their work is technical, administrative or manual in nature, support staff in educational institutions facilitate the work of the various education professionals and help maintain a good learning environment. Support staff work, for example, as office assistants, janitors, nurses or social work technicians.

Special education technician

Special education technicians take part in developing and drafting individualized learning plans (IEPs) for students. They select, prepare and, if necessary, adapt existing materials to their learning activities, or produce new materials for the purpose.

For more information on the occupation of special education technician, consult the following occupational description: social and community service workers This hyperlink will open in a new window.

In order to become a special education technician in an educational institution, you must hold a Diploma of College Studies in Special Care Counselling or an equivalent diploma.

Administrative staff

The administrative staff ensure the proper management of the educational institution and its employees. If you too would like to play a role in school organization, answer the call!

School principal 

The school principal oversees the administrative and pedagogical management of the school’s programs and resources in order to foster the success of all the students. 

This job involves the following responsibilities, among others:

  • evaluating the school’s needs and setting its objectives
  • promoting the school’s pedagogical and educational orientations
  • coordinating the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s educational project

In order to become a school principal, you must have a Bachelor of Education degree or an equivalent degree.

For more information, consult the following occupational description: school principal This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Stepping up means offering your unique contribution so that, together, we can find the best way to help our youth grow.

Isabelle, principal

Last update: November 13, 2020


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