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Old Jul 29th 2015, 4:31 am
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Hi,

I have graduated from UK university with a primary education BA (Hons) degree, I now intend on moving to Canada (I have PR) and would like to teach over here. Does anyone know how do use my degree to get a Canadian teaching certificate?

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I have graduated from UK university with a primary education BA (Hons) degree, I now intend on moving to Canada (I have PR) and would like to teach over here. Does anyone know how do use my degree to get a Canadian teaching certificate?

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I presume you're now the daughter with the PR card that has expired? If so, it might be prudent to set up your own username to avoid confusion.
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I have graduated from UK university with a primary education BA (Hons) degree, I now intend on moving to Canada (I have PR) and would like to teach over here. Does anyone know how do use my degree to get a Canadian teaching certificate?

Thanks!
Getting into teaching in Canada is notoriously difficult. Certainly in BC it is highly unionised. From what teacher friends have explained to me, having a BA is just the beginning. A guy I considered an excellent student teacher who was assigned to one of my daughters' class a couple of years ago, is still serving tables in our local restaurant. Conversely, my wife was telling me that she read over the weekend that the UK is very short of teachers. I don't know if this is the reality on the ground.
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Sorry. I deleted my post because I should have read your initial post more thoroughly before replying.

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Getting into teaching in Canada is notoriously difficult. Certainly in BC it is highly unionised. From what teacher friends have explained to me, having a BA is just the beginning. A guy I considered an excellent student teacher who was assigned to one of my daughters' class a couple of years ago, is still serving tables in our local restaurant. Conversely, my wife was telling me that she read over the weekend that the UK is very short of teachers. I don't know if this is the reality on the ground.
It's almost two years old but probably still the case:-
http://t.thestar.com/#/article/news/...n_england.html
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Based on the location in your profile, I googled:

Alberta Education - Teacher Certification Requirements in Alberta
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Based on the location in your profile, I googled:

Alberta Education - Teacher Certification Requirements in Alberta
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I have graduated from UK university with a primary education BA (Hons) degree, I now intend on moving to Canada (I have PR) and would like to teach over here. Does anyone know how do use my degree to get a Canadian teaching certificate?

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You would likely have to attend Teacher's College. And depending on which province you plan to live in, it might be rather pointless as we have way too many teachers here and the job market for new teachers is extremely tough.
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I presume you're now the daughter with the PR card that has expired? If so, it might be prudent to set up your own username to avoid confusion.
This would be helpful, not to say essential, for an adult with free will.
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OK so now I think I'll make my suggestion in the light of other replies stating the oversupply of teachers in Canada.

I know it's not what you want to do ultimately, but you could consider doing a TESL Canada qualification and spend a bit of time ESL teaching. I had a lot of experience teaching in higher ed in the UK but didn't have any luck getting work in my field here. So I did TESL qualification and got work (although I don't do it much now).

http://www.tesl.ca/training/

The important thing for work here is to make sure that the course is TESL Canada recognised, although I'd recommend doing a CELTA (I didn't but wish I had). The good thing about a CELTA is it's what you need for this kind of work in the UK (if you ever go back).

Just a thought which would also give you some Canadian qualifications in a relatively short space of time and probably get you working quite quickly too.

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