Casual English as a Second Language Instructor

Job Code: 3647920

Job Details

Casual English as a Second Language Instructor

Continuing Education

Thank you for considering the Ottawa Catholic School Board as a potential employer.

Under the supervision of the Manager of Continuing Education, the instructor is responsible for the instruction of learners in English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their qualifications and experience, and possession of a TESL Ontario recognized qualification to determine their ability to teach ESL to adults in either the LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) or English as a Second Language programs.


  • Certification in teaching English as a Second Language (TESL Ontario Certification, OCELT with) or TESL Ontario PLAR equivalency. Note: For some roles, applicants hired without an OCELT designation must commit to completing a TESL Ontario accredited training program or do PLAR one year once teaching in the program.
  • Experience working with adults learning a second language in a publicly funded program.
  • The ability to work collaboratively as a team member in a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be sensitive and respectful when working with clients from a range of economic, cultural, social and and linguistic backgrounds/traditions
  • Ability to apply an equity lens to their work in the program
  • Experience teaching language online and in-person

The following are considered an asset:

  • PBLA and/or trained
  • Prior work experience in other sectors, e.g. business, computers, etc. an asset
  • Experience as a CLB assessor, an asset
  • Ability to speak an additional language, an asset

Rate of Pay: $32.01 per hour plus vacation pay

All applications for Casual Instructors must be submitted through Apply to Education. Failure to complete this information may impact your eligibility for an interview. Please follow the steps below.

Under the Portfolio tab:

  1. Select Personal Information - Enter your contact information.
  2. Select Resumes and Cover Letters - Upload your documents


We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If selected for an interview, you will receive an email including the interview date/time, location and process details.

At the completion of a successful interview, you will be required to provide:

  1. Original Police Record check (vulnerable sector).

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Heather Loates by email at

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is located in Ottawa, Ontario. As Canada’s capital city, Ottawa ranks among the world's most desirable cities to call home. We have a small-town feel with a big-city presence and a population of just over a million people.

The OCSB proudly serves over 48,000 students in 89 schools. We offer an education that respects all faiths' universal values and is grounded in Catholic principles. We foster innovation to inspire Deep Learning so that all can realize their full potential. We offer a collaborative work environment, fulfilling careers, and the opportunity to make a difference in our students' lives.

The OCSB adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices and is committed to an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of our students. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities, people from gender diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities, as well as others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board acknowledges that the land on which our schools are located is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabek Peoples. We extend our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples for their valuable past and present contributions to this land.

Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA), if you require accommodations at any time throughout the application process, please contact Heather Loates in the Human Resources Department 613-224-4455 ext. 2420 or via email at prior to the posting closing date so that appropriate arrangements can be made

Notice of Collection, Use and Disclosure: The personal information you have provided on this form and any other correspondence relating to your involvement in our programs, is collected by the Ottawa Catholic School Board under the authority of the Education Act (R.S.O. 1990 c.E.2) ss. 58.5, 265 and 266 as amended and in accordance with Section 29(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, (R.S.O. 1990 c.M.56). The information will be used for administrative purposes in our Human Resources Department and may deal with matters of health and safety. If this information is required to be disclosed in compelling circumstances or for law enforcement matters or in accordance with any other Act. If you have any questions, please contact the Manager of Corporate Affairs at (613) 224 4455 ext 2271.

Posted On
May 10, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter