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More information about a career with the WRDSB

How to Apply
  • Please see the job posting for specific instructions on how to apply to each position
  • For some positions, the WRDSB uses a web-based platform called Apply to Education to post openings and accept applications.
    • Candidates will need to create a portfolio on Apply to Education. Visit to link an existing account or create a new one.
    • Candidates will need to create a portfolio once they have an Apply to Education account.
    • At minimum, your application should include a cover letter and resume. The platform allows candidates to upload additional documents that may support their application (e.g., certificates & diplomas, reference letters, transcripts, qualification/licenses, practice teaching reports, etc).
    • Apply to Educations allows applicants to set up job alert notices so you’ll be aware of new postings. Instructions for setting up job alerts can be found here.
Qualifications Required
  • Secondary Teachers – one Intermediate and Senior Qualification and one other additional qualification at the Senior level in a different subject area. Candidates qualified in Technical Studies require just one Intermediate and Senior Qualification.
  • Elementary Teachers – It is preferred that candidates have the following qualifications: Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate.  Candidates with only Intermediate qualification or Intermediate/Senior qualifications will be eligible to apply and interview for the position. If successful, these candidates will be offered a spot on the OT Roster after providing evidence of registration in a course to complete Junior divisional qualifications.
  • Early Childhood Educators must be certified and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators. Current certification in Standard First and CPR Level C is also required.
  • Educational Assistants (EA) – The following qualifications are accepted for the role of EA in our board: certified teachers, Educational Assistant Diploma or Educational Support Diploma, Developmental Services Worker, Bachelor of Social Work, Social Services Diploma.
  • Child and Youth Workers – The following qualifications are accepted for the role of CYW in our board: Child and Youth Worker Diploma, Social Services Diploma, Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care Certificate, Bachelor of Social Work or Masters of Social Work.
  • Support Staff – Candidates interested in working as school secretaries, library clerks or within IT, Finance, HR, etc. should review the job posting information for details about qualifications
Working Towards a Diverse Staff
  • Our board has recognized the need to increase the representation of racialized and Indigenous staff.
  • Research and supporting data is overwhelming in telling us how much a diverse staff improves student outcomes.
  • We are committed to partnering with various community groups to help recruit a diverse workforce that matches our diverse student population.
  • We are looking for staff who are willing to address and redress the racism, sexism and other barriers our students face both in and out of the classroom with an awareness of their own social identity and its impact on students.
Why work in Waterloo Region?
  • Waterloo Region is a fast-growing region and our student enrolment is on the rise. As a result, we need staff for all our employee groups!
  • Our region is home to Head Offices of large insurance companies such as Manulife, Sunlife, Economical life and OTIP.
  • Waterloo Region is home to two universities and one college: University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier as well as Conestoga College.
  • The arts are celebrated in the region at the Centre in the Square, several museums and at the Kitchener Auditorium which is home for our Rangers hockey team.
  • Waterloo Region has expanded public transit to include our new Light Rail system called the ION.
  • Waterloo Region celebrates diversity. Waterloo Region has the 5th highest per capita immigrant population of all Canadian urban areas.
  • Waterloo Region celebrates other cultures. For over 40 years Waterloo Region has hosted the KW Multicultural festival. Our restaurants, small businesses and stores are owned and operated by families of a variety of different cultures.
  • Waterloo Region’s culture of innovation creates diversity. Waterloo Region is consistently named as one of the top Intelligent Communities and is home to over 1000 tech companies, which includes world-renowned companies such as Google.


Commitment to Equity

The Waterloo Region District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to fair and equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the diversity of the community we serve, who will foster the success and well-being of our students and who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

We will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidate participation in the hiring process.

Police Vulnerable Sector Check

As a condition of employment with WRDSB, all successful candidates will be required to provide an original satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check (obtained within six months prior to the start of employment).  The WRDSB does not assume any costs associated with obtaining the documentation.