For the out-of-province teachers that move to Quebec to work, moving to a new province involves overcoming a lot of red tape in order to have their qualifications recognised. In order to help new teachers “from away” to navigate through the bureaucracy, QPAT has produced a checklist of requirements (in both English and French) in order for teachers “from away” to obtain a brevet or Québec Teaching Permit (QTP).
It is the teacher’s contractual responsibility to submit the required documents without delay in order to become qualified. Sometimes, I’ve noted that new teachers are confused between the documents that they need to provide the school board in connection with their salaries and contracts and the documents that they must provide the MELS in order to become legally qualified in this province. It is important to distinguish between a teacher’s obligations to his/her school board, as the employer, and the MELS.
Questions? Please contact Ray Venables, President.
Have a good union day!
On August 20 and 21, new teachers to our school board will be welcomed during induction days to be held at the school board office at 40 rue Montsorrel, New Carlisle. Ray Venables, President of ESTA, will be in attendance to welcome the new recruits. See you then!
This year, ESTA and ESSB have joined forces to welcome its new teachers — online! This is an exciting first for this type of event and we look forward to “meeting” the new teachers in our school board. For more information and to register for this event, please e-mail Ray.