Obtaining a teaching licence
Once you have completed your certified teacher training program, the Ministère de l’Enseignement will issue you a teaching diploma . This is a permanent licence.
Provisional teaching licence
You also have the possibility of working while you study if you obtain a provisional teaching licence . This licence is issued to students in their fourth year of a bachelor’s program for teaching preschool, elementary school or secondary school. It is also offered to students starting a master’s degree in general education or a bachelor’s degree in vocational training. To obtain this licence, you must first have a commitment from a school or school board that you will be hired.
Probationary teaching permit
The probationary teaching permit is issued to people who have completed a teacher training program outside Canada that is equivalent to a teacher training program in Québec and who have passed the language examination recognized by the Minister. To obtain a teaching diploma, you must meet certain conditions.
Letter of tolerance
A letter of tolerance is a permission granted by the Minister, in exceptional circumstances, that authorizes an employer to hire as preschool, elementary school or secondary school teachers persons who do not hold a teaching licence. Letters of tolerance are issued mainly in regions with a shortage of teachers in order to allow employers to hire candidates who are not necessarily trained teachers. Letters of tolerance are not renewable and are issued only to employers.
Contact the school boards directly to find a job.