Teaching in Ontario
Find information for educators who work in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.
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Teaching Ontario’s curriculum
Explore the elementary and secondary curriculum and resources.
Educator-focused resources to support curriculum implementation.
Find webinars on topics like anti-racism, mental health and well-being, and new math and ASL courses.
Training and professional growth
Learn about qualifications and training for Ontario certified teachers and people who want to be a teacher or principal.
New Teacher Induction Program
Read about the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) which provides professional learning for new teachers.
Teacher performance appraisal
Understand the Teacher Performance Appraisal System, a process for help foster teacher development.
Teacher Learning and Innovation Allocation
Learn about the Teacher Learning and Innovation Allocation (TLIA), which provides funding to school boards to support professional learning for teachers.
Teaching in French
Teaching in French in Ontario
Retaining French teachers
Indigenous education in Ontario
Learn about Ontario’s Indigenous education strategy which supports First Nation, Métis and Inuit students to achieve their full potential.
Reciprocal Education Approach (REA)
Learn about the Reciprocal Education Approach (REA), which puts the learning needs of First Nation students first, by improving access to education in Ontario.
How schools are governed and administered
How our schools are governed
Three associations represent the interests of, and provide services to, principals and vice-principals in Ontario's publicly funded education system: the Ontario Principals' Council (OPC), the Catholic Principals' Council of Ontario (CPCO) and L'Association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes (ADFO).
Key policy and resource documents
We give each student in Ontario’s elementary and secondary education system a unique number called the Ontario Education Number (OEN).
This resource sets out the requirements of the Ministry of Education that govern the policies and programs of all publicly funded elementary and secondary English-language schools in Ontario. It is intended for school and school board administrators, but will also be of interest within the broader educational community.
This resource describes a comprehensive education and career/life planning program for kindergarten to Grade 12 students. It is designed to help students achieve their personal goals and become competent, successful and contributing members of society.
Legislation and regulation amendments
These are the relevant legislation and regulations, new or amended, related to programs that support the teaching profession in Ontario.
Education Act (as amended)
The Education Act and its regulations provide the statutory basis for how education is delivered to students who are enrolled in the publicly funded school system.
Performance appraisal-related regulations made under the Education Act
- Operation of Schools – General, Ontario Regulation 298
The regulation includes sections on the assignment and duties of teachers.
- Teacher Learning Plans, Ontario Regulation 98/02
The regulation provides detail with respect to what a learning plan must contain and how often it would be reviewed and by whom.
- Teacher Performance Appraisal, Ontario Regulation 99/02
The regulation specifies the standards, processes, time lines, and forms to be used for performance appraisal of teachers.
- New Teacher Induction Program, Ontario Regulation 266/06
The regulation sets out the minimum elements of the New Teacher Induction Program.
For further information, please visit the New Teacher Induction Program page.
Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996
The Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996 provides the Ontario College of Teachers with the legislative authority to govern and regulate the teaching profession in Ontario.
Teacher qualification-related regulations made under the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996
The Teachers' Qualifications, Ontario Regulation 176/10 sets out the requirements for certification with the Ontario College of Teachers.
Visit the government's e-Laws website to view the consolidated laws of Ontario. On this site you can find:
- a specific statute of a specific regulation
- reference tables that will help you to check for recent changes in the law
To view bills, visit the Legislative Assembly's website.