101 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON, M5S 0A1
P: 416-961-8800
Toll Free (Ontario Only): 1-888-534-2222
F: 416-961-8822

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Our office at 101 Bloor Street West in Toronto is closed due to COVID-19. While our staff are working remotely, our processes and timelines are delayed. 

We will provide more information as the situation continues to evolve. Please check our website for the latest updates. Thank you for your patience.

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 who have completed their application before January 1, 2022 and are certified by the College will have until August 31, 2022 to successfully complete an online sexual abuse prevention program. IET applicants who complete their application on or after January 1, 2022 are required to successfully complete the program to be eligible for certification.

Learn more about the program.

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


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