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Toronto ON, M5S 0A1
P: 416-961-8800
Toll Free (Canada and U.S.A.): 1-888-534-2222
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Internationally Educated Teachers

The College welcomes applications from teachers educated outside Canada. Even if you currently live outside the country, you can still apply to the College.

Can I teach in Ontario?

All teachers working in Ontario’s publicly funded elementary and secondary schools must be certified by the College. Before you apply, take our online applicant eligibility assessment to help determine if you meet the requirements. It’s free and takes about 30 minutes.

Specific requirements by teaching category

You can find out more about the specific requirements for your teaching category in the appropriate registration guide:

Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

IET applicants are required to successfully complete the online Sexual Abuse Prevention Program.

OLMA applicants are required to complete the online Sexual Abuse Prevention Program within one year of their certification date.

Video tutorials

For teachers educated outside Canada, the following videos will show you how to apply.

Applying to the College

The basic requirements for certification, and tips to complete your application.

Evaluating your application

How your application is evaluated and how credentials are assessed.

Additional resources


101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 0A1

Client Services:

Telephone: 416.961.8800

Toll-Free (Canada and U.S.A.): 1.888.534.2222


All Other Inquiries:

Telephone: 437.880.3000

Toll-Free (Canada and U.S.A.): 1.833.966.5588


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