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. Internal candidates are not a short positions, but are always welcome to reapply. Once an offer is made and accepted, the Maple Leaf teacher may apply for the formal transfer.
In general, teachers must have attained the BC Certificate of Qualification before submitting an application.
If a teacher fails to submit all the required documentation by June 30 of the school year, the contract will be voided as it would be for an external candidate.
In such cases, an ESL teacher must re-apply to GRO for placement in an ESL role or leave MLES.