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The teaching profession in Ontario is regulated by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT).  To teach in the Province of Ontario, you will need to apply for a Certificate of Qualification from the OCT.


Teacher salaries follow a grid system based on years of experience and qualifications. The Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario (QECO) evaluates teacher qualifications and places each individual into one of seven categories. Categories D, C, B, and A are pre-degree categories and A1, A2, A3, and A4 are degreed categories.  The salary grid for each district school board is negotiated between the ETFO local and the board. Your placement on the grid will be determined by the QECO category you fall into and your years of experience as a teacher.

Typically QECO would place a teacher with an acceptable undergraduate degree and a valid teaching certificate from the Ontario College of Teachers into category A2. At category A2 with zero years experience, the range of salaries in collective agreements is currently between $43,057 and $51,079.


Non-members are welcome to purchase any of the ETFO publications that are for sale in shopETFO.

Some ETFO PD events are designated for members only and others are open to non-members with differentiated pricing. To find out if a workshop or conference is open to non-members, check the ETFO events website.

At this time Voice magazine is only available to members (Associate Members included). However, the full PDF of each issue is posted on the Voice website.