The New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) is the second job-embedded step of professional learning for new teachers, building on and complementing the first step: initial teacher education programs. It provides professional support to help new teachers develop the skills and knowledge to be effective teachers in Ontario.

About the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP)

The four core goals of NTIP from the perspective of a new teacher are:

  • confidence: I can do it and I have the supports to be a successful teacher
  • efficacy: my teaching makes a difference in the lives and learning of every single student
  • instructional practice: I can respond to the diverse learning needs of my students with effective instructional strategies
  • commitment to continuous learning: I want to continue learning and growing as a professional in collaboration with my students, colleagues, administration, parents and guardians and school community

What you'll get from the program

The NTIP includes:

  • an orientation to the school and school board
  • mentoring programs by experienced teachers
  • professional learning in specified areas

The first few years of teaching are a critical time for professional learning and growth. New teachers who receive support and mentorship through NTIP will become mentors for the next generation of new hires and the students they will teach.


School boards provide NTIP to:

  • first year permanent hires
  • second year permanent hires
  • mentors
  • long term occasional teachers
  • teachers in their first 5 years
  • some other teachers

First year permanent hires

School boards provide NTIP for teacher certified by the Ontario College of Teachers hired into a permanent position - full-time or part-time - by a school board to begin teaching for the first time in Ontario's publicly funded school system.

Second year permanent hires

School boards provide NTIP if you are a permanent hire in your second year and you did not complete NTIP in your first year.


School boards support NTIP mentors, who are experienced teachers supporting teachers who must complete the NTIP.

Long term occasional teachers

We encourage boards to provide the induction elements to first year long term occasional teachers with assignments of 97 days or longer. That is, if you are a certified occasional teacher who is in your first long-term assignment, with that assignment being 97 or more consecutive school days as a substitute for the same teacher.

Additional eligible teachers

Any teacher in their first five years is eligible to participate in NTIP. This includes teachers who are not in the other four eligible groups.

Teachers in their first five years can participate so boards have the flexibility to respond to local hiring realities and potentially to support new teachers for a greater length of time.

School boards may decide to include an entire category of eligible teachers or base the supports they offer on a case-by-case basis.

Eligible teachers include:

  • beginning daily occasional teachers
  • beginning short and long term occasional teachers (any duration of assignment)
  • beginning continuing education teachers
  • beginning permanent hires past year one
  • mentors supporting any beginning teacher (for example, teacher-candidates, occasional teachers), including:
    • associate teachers hosting a teacher-candidate from a faculty of education
    • teachers mentoring Indigenous language educators

Completing the program

New permanent hires

New permanent hires:

  • complete the NTIP induction elements
  • are evaluated twice within their first 12 months of employment through the Teacher Performance Appraisal process

After a teacher successfully completes two satisfactory NTIP evaluations, boards must submit the names of new teachers to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) within 60 calendar days. The OCT will place a notation on the teacher’s certificate of qualification and registration to show that the teacher completed the NTIP. The notation will also appear on Ontario College of Teachers’ public register.

Long term occasional teachers

Newly hired long term occasional (LTO) teachers must complete the induction elements only. There are no changes in the current board level evaluation processes or requirements for LTO teachers.

Aligning NTIP supports to evaluation thresholds is important to help new teachers succeed. For example, newly hired LTO teachers with four-month (80 day) assignments would benefit from accessing the induction elements at the start of their assignment.


School boards can review the New Teacher Induction Program: induction elements manual for information about eligibility and guidance to effectively implement the program.


Teacher Performance Appraisal System — learn how new and experienced teachers are appraised in publicly funded schools.