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The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.



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Canadian Teachers’ Federation

Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne (AUFC)

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS)

Colleges Ontario

Universities Canada

Canadian Association of University Teachers

Canadian Education Association

National Association of Career Colleges (NACC)

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Provincial/Territorial regulatory bodies

Alberta Education, Professional Standards
10044 – 108 Street, 2nd Floor
Edmonton AB T5J 5E6 Canada
Phone: +1-780-427-2045

British Columbia
Ministry of Education, Teacher Regulation Branch
400-2025 West Broadway
Vancouver BC V6J 1Z6 Canada
Phone: +1-604-731-8170

Department of Education and Literacy, Teacher Certification Unit
Box 700
402 Main Street
Russell MB R0J 1W0 Canada
Phone: +1-204-773-2998

New Brunswick
Department of Education, Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton NB E3B 5H1 Canada
Phone: +1-506-453-3678

Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Education, Registrar of Teacher Certification
Confederation Building, P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s NL A1B 4J6 Canada
Phone: +1-709-729-3020

Northwest Territories
Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9 Canada
Phone: +1-867-873-7392

Nova Scotia
Department of Education, Registrar of Teacher Certification
2021 Brunswick Street, P.O. Box 578
Halifax NS B3J 2S9 Canada
Phone: +1-902-424-6620

Nunavut Educators’ Certification Service, Department of Education
P.O. Box 390
Arviat NU X0C 0E0 Canada
Phone: +1-867-857-3081

Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)
101 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON M5S 0A1 Canada
Phone: +1-416-961-8800

Prince Edward Island
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Registrar’s Office
Holman Centre
250 Water St., Suite 101
Summerside PE C1N 1B6 Canada
Phone: +1-902-438-4130

Québec – Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, Direction de la formation et de la titularisation du personnel scolaire
1035, rue De La Chevrotière, 28e étage
Québec QC G1R 5A5 Canada
Phone : +1-418-646-6581

Saskatchewan Department of Education, Teacher Services
1840 Lorne St.
Regina SK S4P 2L7 Canada
Phone: +1-306-787-6086

Yukon Education. Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 2703, 1000 Lewes Boulevard
Whitehorse YT Y1A 2C6 Canada
Phone: +1-867-667-8658

Other provincial associations

Alberta Teachers’ Association
Association des enseignant(e)s francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
Manitoba Teachers’ Society
Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association
New Brunswick Teachers’ Association
Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association
Nova Scotia Teachers Union
Federation of Nunavut Teachers
Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
Ontario Teachers’ Federation
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
Association des enseignant(e)s franco-ontariens
Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation
Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers
Retired Teachers of Ontario
Retired Women Teachers of Ontario
Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation
Yukon Teacher’s Association

Immigrant networks

Professional immigrant networks are organized, volunteer-run member-based associations or networks created by and for immigrant professionals that seek to:

  • create a forum to contribute to and enrich their respective communities; and
  • provide opportunities for their members to find meaningful employment and achieve their professional goals.

These networks organize networking events, mentoring, information sessions, and also provide professional development opportunities such as workshops, training and connections to employment opportunities.

Nova Scotia
isans: Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
isans helps newcomer professionals with their full economic and social integration in the province of Nova Scotia.

Philippine Teachers Association – Canada
PTAC is a volunteer-run, non-profit professional organization of Ontario residents who are former teachers and educators in the Philippines. PTAC is working towards professional certification and members include Ontario-licensed teachers in career transition or practicing in the Ontario.