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Old Aug 29th 2013, 7:10 pm
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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could help me out, I am currently studying for an International Diploma in Montessori Early Years Education with Montessori Centre International. This qualification is meant to allow you to work anywhere in the world as long as it meets the countries internal regulations. I am hoping that after qualifying and gaining practical experience that me and my fiancee will be eligible to work in Canada.
Although this won't be for a few years yet due to experience and funds I wanted to test the water and see if any of you living in Canada or with knowledge of Canadian Education knew of Montessori and if it was a thriving part of private education in Canada?

Thank you for any advice in advance, it's always best to be prepared!

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Old Aug 29th 2013, 7:50 pm
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These sites might help and might provide contact info from which you can get more information from people directly involved:

http://www.ccma.ca/

http://www.montessori-institute.ca/
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Thank you I'll check them out. I have had a search through the forum and it seems Montessori is popular with those moving for school places rather than teaching related. Any info of course is very helpful.
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Montessori is trendy right now in vancouver. there are loads of montessori daycares, preschools and a few actual schools. I think there are some state schools too.

The problem may be that montessori, the name, doesn't belong to any one organization and what it means in reality differs by school/daycare. You'd be competing with local or canadian trained ECE (early childcare) montessori teachers and teachers. It strikes me as not a skill in demand - you can barely throw a stone without hitting an unemployed teaching grad here. The other thing is, ECE workers are not that well paid. Think $10 an hour to start.

Good luck, maybe there's some part of Canada that's crying out for Montessori teachers.

The other trendy thing is Reggio Emilia.

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To find out where there are shortages or potential employment as an ECE, have a look at the 'working in Canada' website. The different Provincial regulations, Associations, job prospects, wages and outlook are all available. Even though it appears that BC is not an area where there are many jobs available in that field, if you click on the 2nd link it will take you to 44 jobs - and there are plenty more particularly in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/LMI...Option=outlook and http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/rep...n&s=0#job_opps


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Thank you, these links are all very helpful and has given me a good idea of what they are requiring out there. I just need to get my course complete, some good experience and additional training courses.Plus the same for my other half, he's on the way to getting more experience in the science/chemistry industry, we shall get there one day!!

If anyone on here has experience of teaching in Canada, private/state it would be great to hear from you

Thanks again for all your help,

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My advice would be to wait until you've moved here and then apply to a proper teaching program and get a teaching certificate. The pay and the conditions will be much better than working in daycare.
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Thank you Oink, that sounds like a route I could explore. I could always try and use my Montessori qualification to get a general daycare job in Canada which would give me Canadian experience and contacts whilst I learn more about the Education system once I am there of course!
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