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. This is due to a number of reasons, for example:

  • other organizations not being able to provide documents at this time;
  • delays in mail delivery and processing due to government health and safety guidelines.

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

Temporary Letter of Approval – transfer of responsibility

The responsibility for granting a Temporary Letter of Approval (TLA) has been transferred from the Ontario College of Teachers to the Ministry of Education.

School boards apply for a TLA when they cannot find teaching professionals with the qualifications they need to fill certain subject areas or teaching needs.

TLA applications must be sent to the regional offices of the ministry, and not to the Ontario College of Teachers. If you wish to apply for a TLA or require further information about TLAs, contact your regional Ministry of Education office.

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