Career Opportunities
French Immersion Teachers-Full Time with benefits
Job Code: 2504413
School District #39 (Vancouver)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: May 26, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Mandatory Document:
Various (on-call)
Start Date: 
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements

The B.C. Ministry of Education has suspended all in-class instruction; however, the VSB is continuing to actively hire.  These positions will start when in-class instruction resumes.

In step with physical distancing requirements, we are arranging online interviews. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

The Vancouver Board of Education (VSB) welcomes applications for the position of: 

 ** French Immersion Teachers (with full benefits) **
Teach in BC’s most culturally diverse and urban school district, Vancouver School District No. 39. Set in one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver is a community-minded district seeking talented educators, progressive leaders, and skilled support staff to enrich the learning experience of Vancouver’s 50,000 students.


 Vancouver has a thriving French Immersion program which includes fourteen elementary schools, four additional elementary schools offering Intensive French or Late French Immersion at the Grade 6/7 level, and three high schools. There is a collaborative and engaged community of French Immersion teachers and principals/vice-principals. We offer ongoing professional development and mentors to support our teachers. 

We are looking for teachers who have a strong work ethic, passionate about teaching the French language, knowledgeable about the research on second language acquisition, and are able to plan and implement creative and engaging lessons. 

This position is full-time guaranteed work with benefits.  Teachers are typically placed in long term temporary placements covering medical or maternity leaves.  Occasionally, they are placed in a continuing contract and/or could be required to work day to day in different schools.  The position is different than our On-Call French Immersion posting as teachers are required to work every day.  Once hired, teachers can apply to any internal continuing French Immersion postings during the year.  

We try to place our French Immersion teachers in positions that they have experience in; however, most of our French Immersion positions are at the elementary level and teachers will likely be placed in K-7 classes. 


  • Completion of a Bachelor of Education
  • Completion of an extended teaching practicum in French Immersion and/or successful teaching experience in French Immersion is required
  • Native-like fluency in oral and written French is required
  • Teaching experience and a recent teaching evaluation is an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English 
  • Membership in or eligible to become a member in the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB)
  • Registration with the Teacher Qualification Service
Your application portfolio must include the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Final Practicum Reports and/or teaching evaluations within the past eight years from your current administrator
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Contact information for three Professional References: Faculty and School Advisors, and/or teaching contract supervisors (current Principals, Vice-Principals)
  • Proof of French fluency by the results of either the FLA (French Language Appraisal) or the DELF or French Immersion practicum
  • Current Teaching Certificate Status from the Teacher Regulation Branch website including date scanned. (Go to website, then Certificate Services, Find a Teacher, then search your name and click on it) *Print out the page then scan and upload to Make a Future*

 Vous trouverez ci-dessous les instructions pour postuler à une offre d’emploi:

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2.   Une fois que vous avez completé votre profil, ajouter vos documents pertinents

3.   Afin de postuler à un emploi, sélectionner “Regions and Districts, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver 39”, ensuite “Current Job Postings”

4.   Sélectionner le poste souhaité envoyer votre candidature

5.   Une fois votre candidature envoyée, vous receverez un couriel de “Make a Future” vous indiquant que celle-ci a bien été reçue

6.   Nous vous invitons à consulter régulièrement le site internet “Make a Future” pour toute autre opportunité à venir

 Due to the confidentiality of the interview process and the high volume of applications, we do not provide feedback, notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application.

We will contact applicants directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application requires additional information. 

The VSB has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s. 42(3) of the Human Rights Code. Under this special program, the VSB seeks to preferentially hire Aboriginal persons to a variety of teaching positions. Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether  they self-identify as an Aboriginal person. 


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