Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to the SCDSB?

Our board uses Apply to Education (ATE) to recruit for all teaching and support staff vacancies. With this system, applicants submit their applications and supporting documentation online through the ATE website (www.applytoeducation.com). Applications are only accepted through ATE. You can also sign up for email alerts that notify you when new positions have been posted. ​ 

How do I set up an Apply to Education profile?

To set up an Apply to Education profile, visit the ATE website and follow the guided steps on registering. To apply for jobs at the SCDSB, you will need to purchase credits annually. 

 

I don’t see jobs that I’m interested in. Who can I send my resume to?

All available positions with the SCDSB are posted on the ATE website. If there aren’t currently any positions you’re interested in, set up an ATE job alert to be notified of future opportunities. The SCDSB does not accept unsolicited resumes. 

 

Can I be notified when there are new career opportunities?

Sign up for email alerts through the ATE website. Select ‘Job Postings’, then ‘Search Jobs’. Enter keywords for jobs you’re interested in (e.g. supply elementary). Limit the search to jobs with the SCDSB by selecting ‘Ontario, Central South, Simcoe County District School Board’, then click ‘Search’. At the bottom of the page select ‘Save Search – YES' and ‘Job Alert – YES'. In the ‘Name’ field, select something that will help you identify the search. You will then be notified of any upcoming positions that match the keywords you entered. 

How can I confirm that you received my application?

ATE has a feature that lets you see if your application has been received. Click on ‘Job Postings’ and select ‘Job Application Log’. The log shows all the positions you’ve applied to, when the application(s) were submitted and the specific job posting(s). If you see the job posting in this log, the application was submitted successfully. 

I’ve applied to a position but I haven’t heard anything. When will I be contacted?

Applications are typically reviewed within the first few weeks of the posting closing. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. Due to the large volume of applications typically received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

What is your recruitment process like?

Visit our Recruitment Process page to learn more. 

What teaching qualifications are required to apply?

To be considered for a teaching position, candidates must be registered with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). Applications from graduated teachers currently awaiting their OCT number may be considered. Teaching opportunities for LTO and contract positions will specify any course requirements (e.g. French as a second language, special education) and the divisions required. 

To be considered for the SCDSB supply list, we currently recommend the following qualifications: 

  • Elementary: primary, junior, intermediate and special education
  • Secondary: two teachable subjects and special education  

When do the occasional supply lists open?

The supply lists open when there is a need in the system for additional supply staff, and there is available space on the supply list(s). Set up a job alert on ATE to be notified when a supply list opportunity becomes available. 

Can I apply to an LTO or contract posting even if I’m not on the LTO List? (for teaching only)

Yes, you can! Applications are considered based on Regulation 247. This regulation is mandated by the Ontario government and dictates how we can hire for these roles. When hiring for LTO positions, we must consider the top five most senior qualified applicants on our board’s LTO list prior to considering any supply employees. Should no LTO or supply teachers meet the required qualifications, consideration would then be given to external candidates. The SCDSB encourages supply and external candidates to apply to all positions that are of interest to them. Obtaining an LTO position as a supply and external applicant is possible depending on the qualifications for the required position and the qualifications of the applicants. For example, it is common for supply and external applicants to be considered for an LTO where French qualifications are required, as there may be no current FSL teachers on the LTO list who applied. This would then open the opportunity to supply teachers first, and external applicants second. 

Can I apply to an LTO (temporary) or contract postings even if I’m not on the supply list? (for support staff only)

Yes, you can! The SCDSB encourages supply and external candidates to apply to all positions that are of interest to them. Obtaining an LTO position as a supply and external applicant is possible depending on the qualifications for the required position and the qualifications of the applicants. 

How can I get on the LTO teacher list?

To be eligible to apply for the LTO roster you must be on our board’s supply list for a minimum of 10 months and have worked the equivalent of 20 full supply days with the board. 

Note: relocation clause for ETFO members only 
Per Regulation 274, ETFO members may apply to the LTO list if they are a contract teacher at another Ontario school board and they are relocating to Simcoe County. 

Will my previous teaching experience with another school board be applied to my pay?

LTO and contract work completed in another board would be reflected in your pay level for LTO and contract positions. All supply roles are paid at a flat daily rate. In order for your experience to be considered for LTO and contract roles, you must provide a letter from your previous school board indicating the dates of your employment, the type of position (e.g. LTO, contract) and the full-time equivalency (FTE) of the role. Depending on the collective agreement, international experience may not be considered. 

How can I volunteer at a school?

Volunteering is handled by each individual school, not Human Resource Services. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office of the school you would like to volunteer with. They can discuss the process with you in greater detail. 

How can I contact HR for recruitment inquiries?

Human Resource Services 
Phone: (705) 734-6363 ext. 11206 
Email: hrservices@scdsb.on.ca 

What if my interview falls on a holy day or holiday?

One of the SCDSB Strategic Priorities is equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are committed to attracting a wide range of diverse applicants while eliminating systemic barriers to ensure an equitable hiring process. It is important and encouraged that you communicate with us when there is a known conflict in scheduling an interview and we will work to accommodate your request. 

Holy Days and Holidays Calendar

If you have concerns or require assistance in planning reasonable accommodations for holy days and holidays, please contact HR Services at joinourteam@scdsb.on.ca.

What is the process to request an accommodation for the recruitment process (e.g. physical disability, learning disability, visual/hearing impairment, etc.)?

The SCDSB is committed to attracting a wide range of diverse applicants while eliminating systemic barriers to ensure an equitable hiring process. Our policies and procedures ensure that recruitment, interviewing and selection processes are accessible and fair. 

Many of our work locations offer wheelchair accessible parking spaces and entrances, automatic doors and elevators.  

If you will be required to take a test to demonstrate your ability to perform certain tasks, you would be notified ahead of time. 

Should you require an accommodation, please voluntarily inform the board of the necessary accommodation request. You may be asked to provide documentation to support the request. It is encouraged that you inform the board of your accommodation needs ahead of the interview and selection process. 

If you have concerns or require assistance in planning reasonable accommodations, please contact HR Services at joinourteam@scdsb.on.ca.

I’m looking to complete a college or university practicum/placement within the SCDSB. Where do I begin?

Thank you for considering the SCDSB for your practicum/placement! To obtain a practicum/placement within the board, we are requesting that universities and colleges initiate contact with school principals to confirm whether a practicum/placement can be supported. Once a practicum/placement has been confirmed, we ask that the university or college contact practicum@scdsb.on.ca to ensure the necessary paperwork is in order prior to the start of the practicum/placement. 

All students will be asked to provide a criminal background check with vulnerable sector screening that was prepared by a police force or service within six months of the first day of the practicum/placement. Students will be provided with access to three online health and safety trainings that must also be completed prior to the start of the practicum/placement.  

Any questions may be sent to practicum@scdsb.on.ca