Related Careers

Many teachers, due to the challenging labour market, choose to seek related work, either as a short-term survival job or as a long-term choice. Work with your employment counsellor to draft your long-term plan.

The following are a few common paths teachers choose:

  • Heritage Language Teaching
  • Adult Continuing Education
  • Working as an Education Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education and Daycare
  • Teaching in Independent, Religious, Montessori or Waldorf schools
  • Community Colleges and Universities
  • English as a Second Language
  • Tutoring through an agency or privately tutoring by advertising on bulletin boards and classified sites
  • Pathways Program
  • Community Educational Programs (such as those offered by the YW/YMCA)
  • Teaching opportunities within Churches/Faith Communities

Other related areas of work

These creative areas of focus and talent can be explored more fully with an employment counsellor. Assess your transferable skills carefully to decide whether any of these “related career” choices may appeal.

  • Settlement work – a growing field with newly developing certifications
  • Career Development Practitioner
  • ESL Certification (TESL examination)
  • Translation / Interpretation
  • Human Resources certification
  • Instructional Design
  • Social work and community development work
  • Program planning and project design
  • Social research (may require special competencies)
  • Youth leadership roles; recreation roles; specialized setting for at risk youth
  • Health educator roles
  • Diversity specialists
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