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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  • Careers & Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Teacher

    Long term occasional, part-time (50%) position

    Effective August 27, 2018
    Language of instruction: English

    • Certified teacher (B.Ed.);
    • Proven experience of the IB Diploma Program and expectations;
    • IB Workshop trained

    We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of: integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.
    Please send your resume and letter of motivation 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.
  • Extended Essay, Learning Strategist (Senior School)

    Permanent, part-time position, 50%
    Available: August 27, 2018
    As a Learning Strategist Teacher, your responsibilities will be to provide support to students in the DP program.
    In regards to the extended essay, you will:
    • Coordinate EE (extended essay) workdays
    • EE administration
    • Coordinate and manage EE supervisors
    • Student support and management
    Additional responsibilities will include support to the IB program:
    • Managing uploads
    • Monitoring and following up with students for missed work
    • Monitoring and following up with teachers about deadlines
    • Managing the "pass to class" system
    • Provide support to classroom teachers in their classrooms to better support the needs of all students including students with identified learning needs 
    • Work closely with, and provide support to staff in the delivery of a variety of teaching and learning strategies that promote best practices for all students and that further the understanding of the individual learning needs of each student.
    • Liaise regularly and effectively with all constituent groups regarding these students: classroom teachers, principal and/or delegate, students and their parents
    • The teacher will be assigned duties either for daily, short-term or long term assignments, supervision and other responsibilities commensurate with duties normally assigned to teachers as needed by the School
    • Applications are invited from candidates with appropriate university degrees
    • A minimum of four years of teaching experience in the area of responsibility
    • Demonstrated high level of leadership, administrative and organizational skills with an ability to work collaboratively with Faculty
    • Preference given to a teacher with a variety of teaching experiences including DP IB
    • Bilingualism French and English is an asset

    We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of: integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.
    Please send your resume and letter of motivation 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. 
  • Teacher Assistant (Junior School)

    PERMANENT POSITION, Effective August 27, 2018
    Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week
    Monday to Friday
    Reporting to the Principal or to his delegate, you will be responsible for the following:
    ·      Work collaboratively with the homeroom teacher and specialist
    ·      Work directly with a group of students under your own supervision;
    ·      Facilitate educational activities/ workshops depending on the program in place;
    ·      Collaborate with teachers for the welfare of students using positive discipline
    ·      Use appropriate language and interactions, modeling positive behavior
    ·      Provide support to designated teachers in the classroom with students;
    ·      Assist in the preparation and storage of equipment used for teaching;
    ·      Supervise lunches and/or recess;
    ·      Replace occasionally in the classroom during meetings
    ·      Participate in in-house professional development
    ·      Perform other duties as required.
    Qualifications and Experience:
    Excellent French and English language skills;
    Qualified teacher status would be an asset but must have a certification in education services to children or an Early Childhood Educator certification (ECE);
    Relevant working experience with young children and small groups
    We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of: Integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.

    Please submit your cover 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.
  • Technology Integration Teacher (P'tite École)

    Permanent position
    Part time – 60% (including support to FSL)
    Effective August 27, 2018
    Reporting to the Executive Director of Innovation and Technology and under the day-to-day supervision of the Principal at the designated branch, the Technology Integration Teacher will:
    Roles and Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate with teachers in language of instruction, to support their use of technology in the delivery and assessment of curricula through a variety of instructional methods, maintaining a bookable team teaching calendar.
    • Deliver appropriate and accessible PD for integration of technology across subject or grade level, providing structure and training to teachers through individual and group IT PD sessions.
    • Contribute digital support resources focused on educational technology, to Branch and Learning Forum websites, providing platform support and training for school administrators and teachers.
    • Support teachers’ use of digital classroom and communication tools including Google Apps.
    • Train staff and students in the use of media equipment and production software to support integration in the instructional program, creating content where required.
    • Pilot and recommend innovative hardware and software solutions in support of teaching and learning at TFS, including collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
    Certified Teacher (B.Ed) with a field of study in Educational Technology.  Must also have 2+ years of experience in this field.

    Additional Qualifications:
    • Bilingualism French and English required.
    • Demonstrated commitment to technology integration driven by pedagogy
    • 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.
    • Strong desire to be an inspiring, motivated and values-driven educator.
    • Show commitment to be involved and engaged in school life
    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.
  • Director, (Student life)

    Location: Toronto, Ontario

    Bilingual, co-educational, and non-denominational, TFS – Canada’s International School serves 1,400 students from age two to university entrance. Fostering each individual’s potential along with an appreciation for one’s responsibility as a citizen, TFS nurtures young people to be whole and healthy, sound in judgment, eager to learn, and concerned with the betterment of humankind.

    • Reporting to the Deputy Head of Citizenship and Community Engagement, you will develop and implement the School’s strategy for promoting citizenship, well-being, and positive behaviour as the Director, Student Citizenship/Life.
    • You are a bilingual educator, experienced in implementing student life and citizenship programs in a respected independent, international, or French school.
    • A gifted communicator and influencer, you have the relationship-building and influencing skills, social ease, and diplomacy to ensure that program concepts, content, and implementation reinforce and enrich the personal growth, wellness, and societal commitment of every student.
    • Emotionally intelligent, analytical, and collegial, you will come to understand TFS deeply, and will plan, integrate, assess, and effectively adjust Student Citizenship/Life programs and strategies inside and outside the classroom.
    • You believe that an excellent school should nurture in young people a commitment to serving the greater good. Your intellectual interests, sound judgment, counsel, and mentorship will inspire students, faculty, and staff with the tremendous potential of living a life beyond oneself.

    Qualifications and experience:
    • Experience in developing programs and policies on Citizenship and Student Life for an independent or a well-recognized international School.
    • Additional requirements include academic education and teaching degrees, knowledge of the current teaching practices including the use of new technologies, as well as strong oral and written French and English skills.
    • Languages: Must be fluent in English and French

    All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential
    Applications including a cover letter and a résumé should be forwarded directly ASAP to Caldwell Partners.  
    Please indicate your interest in Project 180245 at www.caldwellpartners.com/apply.php or to Heather Ring (hring@caldwellpartners.com)
  • Director of University Relations (Senior School)

    Permanent, Full-time position
    Effective:  August 13, 2018
    Reporting to the Executive Director of the Learning Forum, and liaising with the Department Coordinator of Guidance, the Director of University Relations will coordinate the university applications process.  He/she will work closely with Level IV and V students and parents to provide advice, assistance, and resources relating to university and scholarship applications; standardized university admissions test and requirements; and, university program planning. In addition, the role supports the Guidance program over 3 years to determine the passions, values, and interests of students and to provide a well-balanced approach to academic planning. Regular and effective communications with TFS staff members and also with outside organizations such as OUAC, College Board, UCAS, IBSO, and IBNA are also an integral part of this role.
    The above will include, but not be limited to, such responsibilities as:
    a)    University Application Coordination and Program Leadership
    • Oversee the university application process
    • Provide Strategic Leadership and Development of the UR Program at TFS
    • Coordinate program with the university program faculty members
    • Assist students and families with research and decision-making through connecting to Guidance classes on a regular basis in Levels III to V (Grades 10 to 12)
    • Organize and implement workshops throughout the year on topics relating to university admissions including testing, personal statement writing, and interviewing skills.  This includes US SAT prep and testing
    • Prepare and support teachers in the preparation of letters of recommendation
    • Coach student applicants with supplementary applications
    • Work closely with other departmental and school personnel to ensure accuracy and timely transmission of academic data
    • Coordinate records and admissions documents
    • Work closely with other Guidance teachers to develop Guidance curriculum as it relates to university application and student success including the Student-Based Support team.
    • Review IB results with individual students and their families in the summer, when required
    • Work strategically in collaboration with the Senior School Principal and the Senior School Leadership Team as well as other Vice Principal for Level IV &V (Grades 11 and 12), as well as IB DP and MYP and CAS Coordinators
    • Ensure compliancy of graduating students with accrediting bodies: Ontario and French and IBO
    • Ensure comprehensive understanding of school's curriculum continuum including the Ontario, French and IB to maintain and enhance school networks and communication          
    • Facilitate accuracy of transcripts: Ontario and IB including Community Service and standardized testing results
    b)    Scholarship Application Coordination
    • Oversee the university scholarship application process
    • Assist students and families with research and coach student applicants
    • Prepare and support teachers in the preparation of letters of recommendation
    • Coordinate, where applicable, in-school selection committees
    • Work closely with other department and school personnel to ensure timely gathering of scholarship support materials
    c)    Resource Gathering and Professional Development
    • Develop and maintain close ties with university admissions office personnel
    • Host university admissions representatives
    • Keep current on university admissions requirements, programs, and trends
    • Participate in specialized professional development opportunities such as workshops, information sessions, university fairs, and campus tours
    • Prepare and deliver TFS University Relations Board Reports
    d)    Alumni Relations and Special Projects could include:
    • Host alum functions whenever/wherever PD opportunities permit
    • Liaise with Communications and Advancement re: Grad/Alum successes, etc.
    • Coordinate the CAIS National Tracking Project
    • Complete annual survey of graduating students
    • Enter data from graduation to 5-year university completion
    • GAP Year students: Counseling applications and transition to university
    • Write and represent TFS in professional publications, conferences, CAIS, and University Relations meetings.
    • Certification as a teacher with skills, training and expertise in social-emotional learning and/or credentials as a guidance counsellor
    • Minimum of three years’ leadership experience in area of responsibility
    • Extensive experience assisting high school students with university and scholarship applications
    • Strong and current networks with post-secondary institutions as well as local and international University Relations organizations
    • Expertise and experience in the application process to Canadian Universities
    • Expertise, current knowledge and experience in the application process to universities in Europe, the US and other international post-secondary institutions
    • In-depth knowledge of the French, Ontario and the International Baccalaureate Program, as well as national and international college and university programs as required
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required
    • Solid computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and social media
    • Fluency in French desirable
    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