Becoming a teacher is a multi-step process that starts with your Interim Professional Certification (IPC). If you’re unsure about what certification entails, please have a look at Teacher Certification. Once you have completed two years of full-time teaching with an IPC, you may be eligible for your Permanent Professional Certification (PPC).
Getting your certification is only the first step of your career as a teacher. The teaching profession is wide and varied in Alberta. For more information about teaching careers and support roles, check out ALIS - Alberta Occupational Profiles.
The Teacher Qualifications Service is the agency responsible for evaluating a teacher's years of education for salary purposes. The Teacher Qualifications Service is an arms length agency operated by the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA). All public, separate, francophone school boards and some private school boards accept evaluations issued by Teacher Qualifications Service.
Beginning teachers, new teachers to Alberta and teachers who have upgraded their education qualifications must have their education qualifications evaluated for salary purposes.
After you have received your certification to teach, submit your salary assessment request by visiting the ATA’s Teacher Qualification Services (TQS) and follow the instructions they have listed on their web page and in supporting documents.
The best way to find a teaching job is to apply! But before you apply, you should make sure you meet the requirements of teaching in Alberta.
Individual school authorities are responsible for the recruitment of teachers in Alberta. Here are a few suggestions for how you can find current teacher job postings: