The London District Catholic School Board has been growing at a rapid pace recently. Our student population has increased approximately 30% over the past five years and the London area is now one of the fastest growing regions in Canada. This rapid growth has resulted in a need for qualified teachers at a pace not seen in decades.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a teacher with the LDCSB, please review the information below and email our Rapid Response Team at [email protected] in order to be considered for an interview!
Remember to include your full name, phone number, your OCT number, and any specific questions you have about teaching for the London District Catholic School Board. We will get back to you within the next few business days. Please note our response may be slightly delayed in the summer months.
Do I have to be OCT certified?
Yes, However, if you are not yet OCT certified, you can apply for a Temporary Classroom Support Personnel position.
Do I have to be Catholic?
Yes, except for certain specialized courses.
I don’t have a Pastoral Reference. Is that a problem?
Not really. We now have a revamped Commitment to Catholic Education form (available on the top right side of this page) and you will have two years to get a pastoral reference. We’ll even help you get one!
I have a spouse or partner that is a teacher, principal, EA, ECE, etc. Is the LDCSB hiring in those areas?
Yes, just give us a call and we can talk about other opportunities.
Does my seniority transfer?
No, but your place on the grid does. We are growing so quickly that we estimate we will be on a hiring spree for the foreseeable future!
Is the London area really growing that fast?
Yes! According to some reports, the city of London population will rise from 420,000 almost 650,000 by 2050. If the LDCSB grows at the same rate, our student population could increase from 24,000 to 37,000 students in the same timeframe.
Permanent Full-Time Teachers: We’re looking for certified teachers, to join our complement of permanent, full-time teaching staff.
Occasional Teachers: We’re looking for certified teachers, or students about to complete their Bachelors of Education, apply to join our occasional teaching roster.
French Teachers: We’re looking for dedicated certified French teachers or language educators who have the passion to share their gift of language with our students.
Music Teachers: We’re looking for charismatic certified Music teachers who have expertise in music and can bring your unique talents to our school communities.
Current Teaching Opportunities
Teacher Application Package
Visit the LDCSB's Apply to Education page for details. Please ensure your application package is complete, and include:
- Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Registration and Certificate of Qualification (Faculty of Education Candidates upon receipt)
- Commitment to Catholic Education Form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copies of most recent Performance Appraisal (qualified teachers) or Practice Teaching Reports (Faculty of Education Candidates) and References
- Copies of undergraduate transcripts from Universities/Colleges (original not required)
- Preservice Roman Catholic Religious Education Course is preferred
The Board is a denominational employer and preference is given to Catholic teachers. Non-Catholics are welcome to apply and their hiring will depend on the qualifications and number of applicants for a position.
Is there a deadline for applying?
We are hiring! Call our hiring hotline at 226-272-4100 or email [email protected]. One of the members of our rapid response team will get back to you within the next 1-2 business days.
I don’t have everything listed on the application form to send in. What should I do?
Call our hiring hotline at 226-272-4100 or email [email protected]. One of the members of our rapid response team will get back to you within the next 1-2 business days. We know graduating students will not have their Ontario College of Teachers certification.
Do I need to apply to individual schools?
No. The interview and placement process is handled centrally.
Can I supply teach in May and June before I get my certification?
Yes! We will have daily occasional and long term occasional opportunities available.
Helpful Links and Documents
Commitment to Catholic Education Form for Teachers
Pastoral Reference Form