Our Community


Individuals who reflect, citizens who act

TFS is a leading independent educational institution that has been instrumental in the shaping of today’s Canada, as the first French immersion school in the country and pioneer of bilingualism. We are an extremely diverse community that sets out to develop multilingual critical thinkers who celebrate difference, transcend borders and strive for the betterment of humankind. Throughout our history, TFS students have been characterized by their academic ambition, as well as by their determination to acquire an international perspective on local and global affairs.

In pursuit of this mission, TFS recruits excellent educators who are deeply committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning, and who also share our passion for the all-round development of students as accomplished individuals and responsible citizens. Our teachers benefit from exceptional professional learning opportunities and a very competitive compensation package.

TFS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults, and all of our staff and volunteers are expected to undergo child protection screening.

We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.

“TFS-Canada’s International School is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.”

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  • What we look for in our teachers

    • Academic qualifications and teaching credentials
    • Strong French or English language skills (where required), with bilingual skills (French-English) preferred
    • Ability to share subject knowledge with enthusiasm, inspire a love of learning and encourage students’ personal growth
    • Familiarity with trends in education and technology
    • Leadership and curriculum development skills
    • Recognition of, and respect for, diversity and individual differences
    • Dedicated team player who will contribute to TFS’ mission

  • What we offer our teachers

    • A stimulating work environment and the opportunity to deliver an enriched curriculum
    • The opportunity to work with colleagues from a variety of multicultural backgrounds
    • Students from diverse backgrounds who are intellectually curious and relish a challenging program
    • Extensive professional development opportunities
    • A competitive compensation/benefits package, including the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
    • Superior working conditions
    • A beautiful, scenic campus in Toronto with historic buildings alongside state-of-the-art facilities and a wooded ravine
    • A well-established and welcoming campus for elementary students in Mississauga on the outskirts of Toronto

    If you are a qualified educator with superior teaching skills, a demonstrated commitment to co-curricular activities and the development of the whole child, please contact us to explore teaching opportunities at TFS. We may not have an immediate opening, but we are interested in speaking with you.
  • What we look for in our administration team members

    Our administration staff is chosen for the breadth and depth of their knowledge and skills and their determination to keep TFS at the forefront of teaching and learning. Occasionally, openings come up on our administrative team, in our branches or in the business office, admissions, advancement and alumni relations, human resources, IT, and marketing and communications departments.

Career Opportunities

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  • Accounts Payable Analyst - Business Office

    Effective Immediately

    PERMANENT, full-time position
    Hours of work: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday: 35 hours/week
    Non-Unionized position
    This role is a key member of the TFS Business Office Team.  The position reports to the Controller but has daily interactions with team members as well as internal clients and external customers.
    Key Responsibilities and accountabilities:
    Ensure all types of accounts payable are being consistently processed and paid in a timely and accurate manner
    • Critically review all accounts payable for accuracy and validity
    • Establish a payment schedule for each division/department and collect invoices from the branches
    • Code invoices and assist with the coding of invoices as appropriate
    • Investigate aged payables on a monthly basis
    • Review invoices, verify billed amounts to purchase orders and packing slips
    • Address all vendor queries in a timely manner. Call and email vendors to resolve discrepancies
    • Reconcile vendor accounts and specific GL accounts
    • Establish and maintain the coding documentation, outlining types of charges and vendors codes to each division and account
    • Enter invoices into accounting software
    • Coordinate and execute all cheque runs for various departments, including manual cheque processing from time to time
    • Process expense reports
    • Credit card processing and reconciliation
    • Coordinate vendors cheques for mailing
    • Dispersing and reconciling petty cash balances (branches and business office)
    • Preparing and reconciling HST/GST filings with CRA
    • Maintain updated vendor files & master records
    • Maintain an understanding of the overall objectives of the organization, including an understanding of the chart of accounts and the importance of accurate record keeping
    • Prepare month end expense analysis reports for Directors
    • Prepare ad hoc reports and analysis and work on various AP projects as required
    • Provide support to other members of the business office when required
    • Ensure filing of payables is maintained up-to-date.

    Education & experience requirements:
    • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Business or Accounting
    • Minimum 3 years business experience in a full cycle Accounts Payable role;
    • Experience with expense report processing

    Qualifications and Competencies requirements:
    • Bilingualism (French language skills) would be a strong asset;
    • Strong analytical and planning skills, with attention to detail;
    • High degree of organizational skills;
    • Proven customer relationship skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment;
    • Strong multi-tasking skills required;
    • Ability to meet tight, sometimes competing deadlines;
    • Intermediate knowledge in Microsoft Office;
    • Able to communicate a positive image of the organization, both internally and externally;
    • Takes accountability for decisions made and conducts oneself in a respectful and ethical manner in representing the organization’s interests;
    • Demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in achieving desired results;
    • Team player who works effectively with colleagues in terms of input, sharing of ideas and working to achieve common goal
    • Looks for ways to make a difference everyday.
    We recruit candidates who embrace TFS Values of Integrity, Discernment, Respect and Engagement.
    Qualified and interested candidates should submit a letter of motivation and a resume
    by September 20, 2018 at jobs@tfs.ca
    The successful candidate will have to submit a Police Screening for the Vulnerable Sector. TFS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs
  • Director of Campaign

    Permanent, Full-time position
    Effective: immediately
    The Position
    The Director of Campaign is a new position in a new Foundation, created to advance philanthropic strategies necessary to position TFS as a leader in education. The successful candidate will work alongside the President of the Foundation to build the Foundation and will be a key driver for TFS’ upcoming capital campaign
    Key Reporting Relationships:
    The Director of Campaign will have one direct report and will be the main point of contact for Major Gifts and Leadership annual fundraising programs. The successful candidate will manage their own prospect pipeline, will be visible in the parent and student community and will contribute to the planning and implementation of strategies with the goal to maximize individual donor support. When appropriate he/she will consult with the President of the Foundation and senior volunteers.
    Specific accountabilities:
    • Leads Major Gifts and Leadership Annual program strategy, working as a member of a three-person leadership team of the Foundation.
    • Works closely with the President to ensure that fundraising activities are aligned with the strategic priorities of the school and coordinates the involvement of TFS leadership, academic staff and volunteer leadership in the development process to utilize their expertise and cultivate their support to achieve the priorities of the organization.
    • In collaboration with the President, develops and executes a comprehensive campaign model focused on individual major gifts and supports related work in building the campaign infrastructure, campaign design, creation of effective support processes and systems, development of the campaign plan and its component parts.
    • Plays a key role in planning the Campaign and annual fundraising efforts including strategy, case for support development, goal-setting, budgeting, measurement and performance.
    • Develops and implements an annual plan for their direct report and contributes to the annual operating plan of the department.
    • Directs overall strategy and execution of the activities related to the individual major gift prospect and donor cycle.
    • Works with key volunteers and School colleagues to ensure effective, coordinated donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts with a focus on individual giving.
    • Oversees proposal development, fundraising materials for volunteers, donors and prospects.
    • Ensure appropriate moves management strategies are in place for major gift prospective donors.
    • Coordinates and manages activities related to campaign portfolios, events and programs, including a comprehensive program of faculty engagement in fundraising activities.
    • Develops positive relationships with top-tier donors by proactively participating in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of selected major donors.
    • Manage a personal pipeline of major gift prospects and donors for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
    • Mentors and coaches key volunteer champions in fundraising activities, involving the school’s staff and members of the senior leadership as appropriate.
    • Develops a plan for customized stewardship initiatives for top donors, as well as the development of plans for new prospects.
    The ideal candidate:
    The successful candidate will possess a passion for philanthropy, a strong understanding of donor relationship management, professionalism, excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills, and a proven track-record of closing gifts. S/he will possess/be:
    Qualification :
    • University degree or relevant post-secondary education.
    • 10+ years of experience in a senior major gift fundraising role, ideally in a post-secondary or independent school with experience in major gifts, planned gifts, and campaigns.
    • A second language will be considered an asset, ideally French, Mandarin and/or Cantonese.
    • CFRE designation and/or involvement in a professional association considered an asset.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in persuading and influencing groups and individuals to support the organization’s priorities with respect to colleagues, team members, volunteer leadership and other potential stakeholders.
    • Experience in creating and presenting compelling proposals to donors; soliciting gifts; cultivating and stewardship donors.
    • Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing strategic activities and tasks with clear goals and objectives.
    • Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic fundraising plans.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of the volunteer/professional relationship and building those relationships to its full potential.
    • Outstanding demonstrated success building, cultivating and stewarding new relationships leading to measurable results i.e. larger donor base, increase in campaign revenue, increase in volunteer participation and partnership with proven ability to attain financial and program goals within prescribed timelines.
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present at events or significant gatherings.
    • Demonstrated success working collaboratively and cooperatively with others, other departments within the organization and with other organizations and entities.
    • Demonstrated skills in time management, organization and attention to detail.
    • Possesses a strong donor-centered and client-oriented approach.
    • Raiser’s edge or equivalent donor database experience and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    If you are someone who is looking for an outstanding challenge, working with a great team for a very important, uniquely focused and successful organization then what are you waiting for?

    Apply now to Preston Human Capital Group Inc. confidentially via email to Lindsay Preston: lindsay@phcap.ca
    TFS recruit’s candidates who embrace the TFS values of: Integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.
    TFS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
  • Director, University Relations

    The pioneer of French immersion in Canada, TFS is Canada’s International School. The country’s largest independent school — serving students from age two to university entrance — TFS teaches the curricula of the Ministries of Education of France and Ontario within the framework of the International Baccalaureate. Co-educational and non- denominational, TFS develops critical thinkers who celebrate difference, transcend borders, and strive for the betterment of humankind. Throughout the school’s history, TFS students have been characterized by their academic ambition and their determination to acquire an international perspective on local and global affairs.
    Reporting to the Executive Director of the Learning Forum and working collaboratively with leaders across TFS, you will advance an individualized, aspiring, multi-stage strategic program that prepares Senior School students with the information, credentials, and interview skills to attract offers and scholarships from their choice of universities. With your experience in the classroom and/or in guidance counselling, you understand the significance of this role to the success of students, the satisfaction of parents and guardians, and the reputation of the school. Together with your team, you will support students through this key transition, matching the unique strengths and passions of each with the best-fitting post-secondary institution and program. A trusted advisor, you are committed to understanding the whole person and to guiding students through this important next step on the continuum of life and learning.
    An exceptional communicator and relationship builder (ideally bilingual in English and French), you are adept at engaging university admissions departments, students, parents, and recently graduated alumni. Intellectually curious, you have in-depth knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, expertise in university application processes, and strong international networks in post-secondary education. Embracing the school’s values of integrity, discernment, respect, and engagement, you will champion TFS students in achieving their educational goals. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity to empower some of the country’s most promising young people as they prepare for success in today’s global world.
    Type of position
    Permanent, full-time
    Work address
    Toronto Campus and Corporate Offices – 306 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4N 1T7
    Experience in the classroom and/or in guidance counselling for a well-recognized independent or international school.
    Additional requirements include in-depth knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, expertise in university application processes, strong international networks in post-secondary education, and strong oral and written French and English skills
    All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential. Please indicate your interest in
    Project 180627 at www.caldwellpartners.com/apply.php or via email to
  • Early Childhood Educator

    Permanent position (10-month contract each year)
    Working hours:  Monday to Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Reporting to the Vice-Principal and the Principal of the West Campus and working with classroom and resource teachers, the early childhood educator will be responsible for the following:
    • Assisting classroom and specialist teachers
    • Helping teachers prep activities and materials that support lesson plans; posting on the bulletin boards
    • Participating in lessons, outings and fieldtrips
    • Supervising, engaging, guiding and providing in-class support to students alone or in groups as required by the teacher
    • Conferencing with class teacher to plan and debrief activities, sharing student observations
    • Communicating with classroom and Learning Forum teachers to ensure Learning Development Plans are followed
    • Supervising and helping students during snack, lunch, bathroom, nap and recess time; getting ready before and after recess – clothes, shoes, etc. (Ability to bend, crouch, kneel)
    • Helping maintain a tidy, clean, healthy, safe and secure environment; monitoring students re. allergies (food, hand washing, etc.)
    • Monitoring student behavior and using positive discipline
    • Replacing in the classroom during meetings
    • Using appropriate language (reinforce French language) and interactions, modeling positive behavior
    • Maintaining a collaborative relationship with all stakeholders
    • Coordinating with before and after school program providers as needed
    • Attending staff meetings and participating in in-house professional development
    • Performing other related duties as assigned
    • Be responsible for the group of children when the Educator needs to fulfill the role of Senior Educator
    Qualifications and Experience
    • Excellent French and English language skills
    • Diploma in early childhood education (ECE) from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology, or a 3-year CEGEP program or an academic qualification considered equivalent an asset
    • Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience with children (pre-school, primary and junior levels)
    • Valid First Aid/CPR Certification
    • Valid Food Handler’s Certification
    • A clear Health and Vulnerable Sector check
    • Have a good understanding of CCEYA 2014 requirements 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, respectful and diplomatic communication skills with students, parents and staff
    • Strong work ethic and effective time management skills
    • Independent and reliable team player, flexible with the ability to work in a demanding environment and to transition easily depending on the situation
    • Proven effective conflict resolution and problem solving skills
    • Discretion
    We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of: Integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.
    Please send a covering letter and resume ASAP to: jobs@tfs.ca
    TFS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.
    If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
  • Project Coordinator (Facilities Department)

    Effective immediately
    Temporary, full-time contract position (35 hours per week)
    Classification: Non-Unionized
    Location:  Toronto Campus with requirement to travel to the West Campus
    Reporting to the Executive Director, Facilities and Operations the incumbent generates drawings, tender documents, specifications, budgets, schedules and associated documentation to be used by Contractors for the purpose of renovating and rehabilitating of all school properties.
    • Working with a variety of customers, the position requires good people skills and the ability to gather information from clients, interpret this information into detailed and technical drawings and specifications with the ability to explain to the client in non-technical language the scope of work which will be carried out to satisfy the customer’s request.
    • Researches existing drawings, surveys job sites and makes determination and/or computations to produce as built originals.  Verification will be conducted by taking field measurements and calculating areas to identify the amount of space being used for various activities i.e., office, classroom, laboratory etc. (facility space audit).   Assist with the preparation for short and long term space utilization and the submission of proposals, associated costs and schedules.
    • Provides project management for entire project including researching requirements, hire consultants, develop project specifications and tender documents, budget control, scheduling and compliance supervision, completes final inspection and compiles deficiency lists on work/projects assigned.  Ensures all required permits are obtained and works closely with City Building Officials, Fire Department, and Ministry of Labour. Reviews, verifies, co-ordinates and consults with requesters on renovation and remodeling requests on-site inspections to ensure that the quality of work is being performed during the construction process. 
    • The incumbent provides schematic space design for facilities required to accommodate its educational programs.
    • Maintains library of building operating manuals, as built drawings and specifications, and library of materials catalogues.
    • Maintains and modifies existing drawings consistent with up-to-date information.
    • Develops standards, practices and procedures for all areas of responsibility.
    • 3-year College diploma in Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering Technology.
    • Minimum of 2+ years working experience in a similar position.
    • Computer literate, strong communication skills, problem solving and negotiating.
    • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD, MS Suite, MS Project, and understanding of any CMMS preferred.
    • Detailed knowledge of code requirements (building, electrical, fire & plumbing).
    • Strong communication skills and demonstrated customer service to prepare reports and interact effectively with TFS staff and contractors.
    • General knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS and policies and procedures.
    Other Requirements:
    • Commitment to model the behavioural competencies of the IB Profile:
    • Have a passion for the IB Mission; International mindedness; Managing and developing self and others; Delivering results; Teamwork and Cooperation; Driven to improve; Decision making; Organizational Development. Be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.
    • Demonstrated commitment to school life.
    We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of: Integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.
    Please send your letter of motivation and résumé ASAP to: jobs@tfs.ca
    TFS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
  • Social Worker (Senior School)

    Permanent, Part-time position (50%)
    Available: August 2018
    As a dedicated member to the Senior School Guidance program and part of the Learning Forum support services team, the social worker will provide consultative expertise to students and their families to develop positive social-emotional skills and overall well-being.  The social worker will report to the Executive Director of the Learning Forum and is under the day-to-day supervision of the Senior School Principal. With a thorough knowledge of the psycho-social needs of young adolescents and connected to external resources and services within the community, the social worker will promote an inclusive, pro-active and integrated approach to supports for students and families. A social worker connected to a clinical practice or agency or hospital is an asset.
    Duties will include:
    • Conduct case reviews with school counselors to assess student and family needs
    • Consult with students, parents and faculty
    • Provide direction and assistance in support of psychosocial health and programming for the well-being of all students and those with specific needs
    • Create partnerships with community agencies and outside professionals to ensure timely and targeted support for students and the TFS school community
    • Connect and liaise with community agencies as required, providing insights from research and effective practices
    • Provide crisis intervention services 
    • Provide expertise for parent programs and education
    • Develop and facilitate group sessions for students as required
    • Participate in Student-Based Support Team individual case management as needed
    • Manage and maintain student records and caseload ensuring services are integrated and seamless.
    • Understand, and practice and train staff as needed in accordance with provincial and education law and comply with policies that relate to students and families; such as, child protection/child abuse, special education, attendance, education rights and privacy 

    • Master’s degree in Social Work and membership in good standing in O.C.S.W.S.S.W.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience, preferably working in educational and clinical settings with children.
    Core Competencies
    • Ability to identify, assess and respond to sensitive and confidential student and community issues.
    • Collaborative approach to team-based student wellness support
    • Demonstrates a strong commitment to creating a caring, inclusive and accepting learning community.
    • Exceptional active listening interpersonal skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.  French language skills an asset.
    • Demonstrates ability to respectfully manage high conflict, challenging situations
    • bility to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically and professionally at all times
    • Expertise in crisis counselling 
    • Expertise in coaching and/or counselling with teens and families
    • Deep knowledge of community resources for a wide range of student psychosocial needs  
    • Demonstrates inter-cultural competencies
    We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of: Integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.
    Please send your covering letter and résumé ASAP to: jobs@tfs.ca
    TFS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Contact Human Resources Team

416-484-6533, ext. 4287