On-Call Mandarin Teachers (Elementary and Secondary)

The Board's general requirement is that TTOC's be available for call-out on 50% of the instructional days in any month. 
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.

The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct makeup of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices.  You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community.


On-Call Mandarin teachers are required at the elementary and secondary levels.  Vancouver has two Mandarin bilingual schools at the elementary level:  Norquay and Jamieson.  In Mandarin Bilingual classes, instruction is provided in Mandarin for 50% of the school day throughout the year, including Mandarin language arts. The orthography taught will be traditional and zhuyin as well as simplified and pin yin. On-call Mandarin teachers may be required to teach up to 100% of the school day in Mandarin.  Mandarin is also taught in some of the 18 secondary schools in Vancouver.  

The District Mentoring Support Teacher (DMST) Team directly supports teachers who are in their first five years of teaching, offers opportunities to connect and collaborate with other Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and provides resources, updates and newsletters through our online platform.

Qualifications and Requirements:

 Your application portfolio must include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Reports/Evaluations:
    • Recent Graduates require final Practicum Reports
    • Experienced Teachers require a recent Teaching Evaluation (not lesson observations) within the past 8 years
  • 3 Professional References-email and phone numbers                                                                       
      • Recent Graduates to include your Faculty Advisor, School Advisor(s) and one or more of the following:  Principal, Vice principal or most recent previous employer
      • Experienced Teachers to include current Principal, Vice Principal and previous Administrator(s)

    ** We do not accept friends or teaching colleagues as references**

  • TRB (Teacher Regulation Branch) Status:
    • If your application is in process, please provide a screenshot of the application, including the drop down menu of outstanding documents 


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.


1.  Register on Make a Future: http://www.makeafuture.ca/

2.  Create a profile under "Teachers, Principals & Superintendents"

3.  Click on Job Postings, Search and select a job that you are qualified for

4.  Answer the job posting questions then click Apply

5.  Upload supporting documents 

6.  Once you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email from Make a Future

** 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.