Transition to Teaching
A one-time increase in the number of new Ontario teacher licences in 2015 slowed but did not reverse the now three-year trend of improved early-career employment outcomes.
French as a second language and French first language teachers are once again in high demand. First-year unemployment is minimal for these two groups.
English-language education graduates also report much improved job outcomes in the early career years, especially Intermediate-Senior math, science and computer studies qualified teachers.
Annual supply of new Ontario teachers will be much lower and teacher retirements are expected to rise gradually over the remainder of this decade.
This annual rebalancing of supply and demand in the Ontario teacher employment markets in the years ahead means much improved job outcomes for future education graduates, opportunities for underemployed teachers licensed in earlier years, and more vigorous recruitment by Ontario’s schools and school boards.
First-year full employment increased from:
Unemployment rate for new English-language teachers in Ontario
Ontario teacher unemployment by language of qualifications
New teachers licensed annually (by year)
Unemployment rate for new English-language intermediate-senior teachers with math, sciences, and/or computer studies qualifications vs. those without these qualifications, French or FSL
Underemployed and unemployed by years since licensure - all Ontario graduates
First-year Ontario resident teacher unemployment rates by year of survey
Job outcomes for first-year English-language and French-language teachers resident in Ontario in 2016
Employment outcomes for different first-year newly certified teacher groups
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