This page is provided as a reference for teachers who are considering this career pathway.
Many teachers at Maple Leaf begin their careers in English language teaching and transition to academic teaching.
ESL teachers must complete their two year contracts in full before beginning their academic contract. A teacher may submit an application in the 2nd semester of their 2nd year.
Note that there is no “transfer” from ESL to Certified. All candidates are considered in a fair and transparent manner, and there is open competition for all roles at MLES.
In general, MLES ESL teachers must have completed their contract with MLE and attained the BC Certificate of Qualification or an equivalent MLWSP teaching certificate before submitting an application.