Elementary Occasional Teaching

Full Time


The Waterloo Region District School Board is situated in Canada’s innovation heartland, where we are celebrating the gifts of each and every student by creating limitless opportunities for them to flourish, grow and become their best selves. The Board provides a comprehensive educational program for approximately 65,000 students in the Region of Waterloo. The Board is the seventh largest public school district in Ontario with 16 secondary schools, 106 elementary schools and approximately 11,000 staff members. Additional information regarding the Board is available on the Board’s website at

The Waterloo Region District School Board is seeking qualified Elementary Occasional Teacher applicants who provide evidence of meaningful experiences working with adolescents and/or youth. These experiences may include paid, volunteer, and practicum experience. Appointments will be effective upon receipt of OCT certification confirmation and required documentation from successful candidates.


Candidates must be available to commit to an entire school year of Occasional Teaching. It is preferred that candidates t have the following qualifications: Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate. Candidates with only Intermediate qualification or Intermediate/Senior qualifications will be eligible to apply and interview for the position. If successful, these candidates will be offered a spot on the OT Roster after providing evidence of registration in a course to complete Junior divisional qualifications.

Application Information:

Applications will be accepted from applicants in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.

Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations in the hiring process to support applicants with disabilities.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Communication to applicants selected for an interview will be via email. Please ensure your email address on your ApplytoEducation account is accurate. Human Resources staff will only respond to inquiries from applicants selected for an interview. The Board continues to engage candidates in different methods of interviewing for vacancies. This may include, but is not limited to, a Google Meet video-conference interview. Hiring Teams will provide further information to candidates upon request for an interview.

Application packages should include:

Covering Letter (covering letters may be addressed to Dear Administrator)


Practice Teaching Reports or most recent Teacher Performance Appraisal

Reference Letters (optional)

NOTE that interviews will be conducted, in part, in French for ALL applicants with French OCT qualifications.

If you are an existing Elementary Occasional Teacher with the WRDSB you DO NOT need to apply to this posting. Current WRDSB Secondary Occasional Teachers wishing to transfer to the Elementary Occasional Teacher Roster may apply, however if successful you will be removed from the WRDSB Secondary Occasional Teacher Roster.

In the event that the WRDSB makes an offer of employment, please be advised that it is the practice of the Board that your employment will not start until the Board has received a vulnerable sector police check and the Board is satisfied that there are no criminal convictions which would preclude your employment.

In accordance with Section 29(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, this is to advise that the information you provide on this form is collected under legal authority of the Education Act, and will be used as necessary for the recruitment, selection and employment purposes of the Board.

The Waterloo Region District School Board is committed to hiring people who will assist us in implementing our strategic plan. To guide every part of our system, we have defined our Vision, our Mission and six Strategic Directions.

Our Vision

Celebrating the gifts of each and every student by creating limitless opportunities for them to flourish, grow and become their best selves.

Our Mission

Creating learning environments where all students excel as they become skilled, caring, and compassionate global citizens.

Strategic Directions:

Centering students

Support for student and staff well-being

Equitable opportunities and outcomes

Strengthen connections through family and community engagement

Increase student learning through engagement

Collaboration and compassion for transformation

The Waterloo Region District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to fair and equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the diversity of the community we serve, who will foster the success and well-being of our students and who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;

members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;

persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;

persons who identify as women; and

persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

We will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidate participation in the hiring process.

In order to ensure equitable representation in the hiring process, your responses to the Self-Identification job posting question would be of assistance. Your participation in responding to these questions is voluntary and is not required for the completion of this application. If you do not wish to provide this information, simply select the ”Prefer not to answer” option.


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