The Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (the CISVA) operates 46 schools – 40 elementary and 6 high schools. Our schools are located throughout the Greater Vancouver Area, near the best sites and attractions that Vancouver and British Columbia has to offer. Our footprint extends over 250 kilometers from Powell River in the west to Chilliwack in the east.

We are a culturally diverse faith-based family. We offer more than a place of work – we provide a call to your teaching vocation where you can work and live your faith in a supportive community. 

We are a vibrant school system with many school and program expansion projects in the future. We offer spiritual and professional growth and mentorship opportunities for new teachers to help them with their transition into the CISVA.


- Work in a faith-based and culturally diverse school environment
- Competitive salary and excellent Benefits Package, including CPP, Extended Medical, Dental
- Schools located throughout the Greater Vancouver Area and Powell River, close to the beauty and adventure that British Columbia has to offer
- If you live outside of the Greater Vancouver Area, learn more about claiming moving expenses on your next tax return on the Government of Canada website.



In line with St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary’s school motto, "Direct Me in Your Truth”, our school focuses on providing our students with the tools to lead productive moral lives. We purposely focus on educating the “whole person”:  academically, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.  Our school has a Catholic atmosphere, centered in the Gospel Message of Love. This Catholic atmosphere inspires a deeper understanding of our Catholic heritage, instills a spirit of service, respects the dignity of the individual, and promotes involvement in parish life for students, staff, and parents. Our school is in the beautiful and scenic city of North Vancouver, near a myriad of shops, art galleries, dining, parks, hiking trails, and the bustling Lonsdale Quay Market. Other popular sites and attractions in the North Shore include Deep Cove, St. Mark’s Summit, Quary Rock, and the Grouse Grind. To learn more about our school, visit www.aquinas.org and watch this video: https://youtu.be/xLF4sxAazXY


St. Thomas Aquinas will be looking for a part-time special education assistant for the upcoming school year. Job duties include working on a Lifeskills program with a Grade 8 student on the Autism Spectrum. Other duties would include working one on one with diagnosed students, as well as working with small groups in the Learning Resource Room.

Educational Assistants are to help implement the Individual Education Plan for students on their caseload (both in the classroom and during pull-out periods). Generally, the plan includes functional skills, academic support, and social skills. All staff are expected to support supervision and extra-curricular activities.

Candidates should:

Be eligible for a current British Columbia Criminal Record Check; Have training and/or experience in special education i.e. having worked on a home team as a Behaviour Interventionist would be an asset; Have a background knowledge and experience working with a variety of students with special needs; Have some knowledge / background of a Lifeskills program or Functional Curriculum; Be willing to work in a team environment

Salary and benefits are competitive with public schools. The successful candidate would be able to start as soon as possible.

To apply, please forward your resume, cover letter, Catholic Pastoral Reference (see below), and any supporting documentation to the school's Principal, Joe Galat at principal@aquinas.org. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Catholic Pastoral Reference (for Catholic applicants)
Non-Catholic Pastoral Reference (for Non-Catholic applicants)

***For the Catholic Pastoral Reference (for Catholic Applicants) and Non-Catholic Pastoral Reference you must download the appropriate form, provide to your Pastor for signing, and have them submit directly to hr@cisva.bc.ca