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Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers

Applying for work

If you’re interested in working as a substitute teacher in Nunavut, contact the school directly to get onto their substitute teaching list. 

By preparing and providing the following documentations it will help with your application process:

  1. An up-to-date criminal record check including the mandatory vulnerable sector check (within the last 6 months)

  2. Resume

  3. Social insurance number/ card

  4. Birth certificate (or citizenship card, or a legal documentation showing proof of name and date of birth)


Teacher Certification for Qualified Substitutes

You do not need to have a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) to work as a substitute teacher, however if you do hold a B.Ed degree (or an equivalency), please check with the principal (who will put you in-touch with the RSO/CSFN’s Human Resource Officers) to access the paper work needed to get you certified as a teacher in Nunavut.

Here’s a chart outlining the certification process, hopefully helping you understand what happens once all your paper work is submitted. Your principal can put you in touch with the Human Resource Officers from your RSO/ CSFN who can give you internal access of this site to download the teacher certification application. 

If you were previously certified as a teacher in Nunavut please contact the Registrar directly to ensure your certification is up-to-date.  Once your certification is up-to-date ensure that this information is sent to your Human Resource (HR) Officer to update your status from non-certified to a certified substitute.  This is solely the responsibility of the teacher to ensure his/ her certification is up-to-date and that this information is shared with the HR Officer. 


Nunavut Educators Certification Service

PO Box 1000, Stn 900

Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0

Tel: (867) 975-5600 (EST) 


Useful information 

On the Nunavut Teachers’ Association (NTA) site it has made available a substitute teacher’s guide.  Download this guide for more information.   As well take some time to explore this website if you have not already done so to learn about our schools, communities and the Department of Education

As well, check-out the FAQ tab on the side menu for more information. Lastly, a list of Nunavut Schools can be found on the Department of Education webpage.