Believing, Achieving, Serving
Since 1855, schools within the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board have given witness to the truth that Jesus Christ is the foundation and the heart of Catholic Education and the centre of its community. The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board provides academic and co-curricular excellence within a Christ centred learning environment to 28,000 JK – Grade 12 students at 56 schools throughout the city of Hamilton. Central to our vibrant and student focused system, is our vision of the child as uniquely created in the image of God. This commitment is expressed and realized in our Mission which is:
“In union with our Bishop, is to enable all learners to realize the fullness of
humanity of which our Lord Jesus Christ is the model.”
The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is committed to creating an appropriate and challenging learning environment:
in which members of the school community exemplify the teachings of Jesus Christ;
which reflects Gospel values and responsible use of human, financial and natural resources; and, which promotes academic and co-curricular excellence.
New Teacher Candidate - Application Information
Thank you for your interest in seeking employment with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.
We appreciate the opportunity to review all applications; however, due to the large volume, only those applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted via email. Selection for an interview is based on the applicant's package in reference to the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board system needs for the school year.
The Board interviews large groups of potential teacher candidates and also on-going interviews may be conducted as required.
Please complete your online application on Apply to Education and upload all documents as per the application package below.
A complete application package includes :
Application Form on Apply to Education (www.applytoeducation.com)
Cover Letter - Attention: Mr. A. Romano, Superintendent of Human Resources
HWCDSB Catholic Faith Reference Portfolio – dated within the year (www.hwcdsb.ca/careers/)
Practice Teaching Reports - two reports (applicable for new graduates)
Bachelor of Education Transcript (where possible)
Professional Reference Letters - two letters - dated within the year
Recent Performance Appraisals - (applicable for experienced teachers)
Ontario College of Teachers Certificate (where possible)
QECO (where possible)
Individuals whose certification with the Ontario College of Teachers is pending due to final documentation requirements from the Teacher's College are invited to apply and may be interviewed, however, all teachers' college course work and exam criteria (i.e. New York State Exams) must be completed.
In compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (1989), this information will be used when considering candidates for teaching positions.
How do I apply to the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board?
HWCDSB will only accept on-line teacher applications via Apply to Education (www.applytoeducation.com). Mail-in applications will not be processed. Please apply to the job posting on Apply to Education (ATE). Make your application portfolio accessible to the Board by purchasing a credit for HWCDSB. For a complete list of required documents, visit www.hwcdsb.ca/careers/.
If I already have a Catholic Faith Reference Portfolio from another Board?
We will accept a Catholic Faith Reference Portfolio from another Board (dated within the year).
What AQ courses should I take?
We encourage you to pursue additional qualification courses that will further develop your professional teaching practice.
Conditions of Employment:
Anyone offered a position with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Criminal Reference Check (dated within one year) as well as a TB Test (dated within one year).
Any cost related to obtaining the Criminal Reference Check or TB Test is the sole responsibility of the applicant.
In all cases, additional information will be required from the applicant before assuming his/her duties.
Details about these requirements will be provided at the time the offer of employment is made.
If you require additional information, please contact:
Human Resources - SmartFind System/Teacher Allocator