If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Kindergarten Teacher you’re in luck! Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten Teacher, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Kindergarten Teachers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten Teachers on the NOC is 4032
This is great news for qualified Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten Teacher looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten Teacher.
Kindergarten Teachers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 4032, a code that also covers Elementary School Teachers might be employed under work titles including:
Aboriginal school teacher – elementary school
art teacher – elementary school
cooking teacher – elementary school
correspondence teacher – elementary school
crafts teacher – elementary school
early childhood services teacher – elementary school
elementary school substitute teacher
elementary school supply teacher
elementary school teacher
English as a second language elementary school teacher
English as a second language teacher – elementary school
English teacher – elementary school
French as a second language elementary school teacher
French as a second language teacher – elementary school
French immersion teacher – elementary school
French teacher – elementary school
grade school teacher
home economics teacher – elementary school
industrial arts teacher – elementary school
junior high school teacher
language teacher – elementary school
music teacher – elementary school
nature study teacher – elementary school
physical education teacher – elementary school
primary school teacher
remedial teacher – elementary school
sewing teacher – elementary school
special education teacher – elementary school
special education teacher – primary school
special needs teacher – elementary school
substitute teacher – elementary school
supply teacher – elementary school
teacher – junior kindergarten
teacher-librarian – elementary school
visiting teacher – elementary school
All these roles held by Kindergarten Teachers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 4032.
Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Kindergarten Teacher
In general Kindergarten Teachers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Kindergarten teachers perform some or all of the following duties:
Prepare courses for presentation to students according to approved curriculum
Teach students using a systematic plan of lessons, discussions, audio-visual presentations and field trips
Lead students in activities to promote their physical, mental and social development and their school readiness
Assign and correct homework
Prepare, administer and correct tests
Evaluate the progress of students and discuss results with students, parents and school officials
Identify children’s individual learning needs
Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
May supervise teachers’ aides and student teachers.
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers may specialize in such areas as special education or second language instruction.
Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Teaching Canada desk that only represents qualified Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten Teacher
A bachelor’s degree in education is required.
A bachelor’s degree in child development may be required.
Additional training is required to specialize in special education or second language instruction.
A provincial teaching certificate is required. Additional certification is required to teach English or French as a second language.
Membership in a provincial or territorial teachers’ association or federation is usually required.
We represent Kindergarten 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 Immigrate to Canada as a Kindergarten 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)
Your partner’s skills
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 worker 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 Kindergarten 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.
Can I immigrate to Canada as a Kindergarten Teacher without a job offer?
The answer is a resounding yes, providing you have a reasonable total CRS score on your Express Entry application and can meet the 67 immigration point threshold for your Canada Federal Skilled Worker Visa.
Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit a Kindergarten Teacher Canada Express Entry profile.
Of course, securing a job offer (documented in the right way for immigration purposes i.e. LMT) will give you an instant CRS boost of 600 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.
Kindergarten Teacher Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Kindergarten Teacher code 4032 has been firmly established on the list for many years with lots of opportunities right across the country.
As a qualified new and highly skilled Permanent resident of Canada, you may work full-time from day one, either as a teacher in a public or private school. Kindergarten Teacher jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance.
Additionally, Kindergarten Teachers in Canada are highly unionised which whilst sounds like a dirty word in many parts of the world is actually instrumental in championing better pay and conditions right across the Country.
The industry body for teachers is the Canadian Teachers Federation, this Federation joins all the provincial organizations for teachers across Canada.