• Full Time
  • Ohswken, ON
  • Applications have closed

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Indigenous Services Canada – Federal Schools
Location: Ohsweken (Ontario)
Acting, Indeterminate, Specified period, Casual workers
Salary: $39,209 to $97,818

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Work environment

Who we are

Why choose Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)? This is an opportunity for you to contribute to an interesting and unique mandate! ISC is dedicated to delivering high quality services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Be part of the vision to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.

Leave your mark on Canadian history, and join colleagues committed to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and sharing the academic challenges and successes of working and teaching in a First Nations community. You can’t find this type of experience anywhere else.

If you are:

• Interested in developing your Indigenous cultural competency
• Seeking a rewarding challenge
• Wanting to experience a unique teaching environment
• Interested in working in the largest First Nation community in Canada
• Seeking an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous children

then this opportunity is for you! We are looking for qualified teachers to join the Federal Schools team.

Intent of the process

This is an ANTICIPATORY process by which we will establish a list/pool of fully qualified candidates to staff elementary teacher positions for various periods both permanent and short term which will vary according to the need for teachers throughout the school year at Six Nations of the Grand River (Ohsweken, Ontario).

The pool will be used to offer acting appointments under certain circumstances including the replacement of indeterminate/permanent teachers on short or long term leave.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

The minimum standard for positions classified as Elementary and Secondary Teaching (ED-EST) is either Education or Occupational Certification.

When education is required, the minimum standard is:
•Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in education, linguistics, sociology, psychology, mathematics, physics, home economics or some other specialty relevant to the positions in the classification.

Degree equivalency

Possession of an acceptable teaching certificate from a province or territory of Canada

Experience as a teacher or teacher candidate in an elementary private/public school setting demonstrated through recent performance appraisals and /or professional references, professional portfolio, practicum.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements


  • Knowledge of classroom management practices
  • Knowledge of current trends in curriculum reform in Ontario

Indigenous cultural competence

Definition: Cultural competence requires developing knowledge, skills and attitudes for interacting with diverse people in respectful ways. It involves a continuous process of introspection, developing and practicing appropriate, relevant and sensitive practices. Working and learning together in a First Nations community requires cultural competency to succeed.


  • Ability to creatively develop and implement short and long term lesson plans
  • Ability to analyze the results of formal and informal assessment tools
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing


  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Tact
  • Adaptability

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

The candidate should demonstrate that they have as many of the asset qualifications as possible because these might be used to determine the priority of qualified candidates.

Additional Qualification Courses in Special education, reading, mathematics, or subject-area fields

Mohawk Language Diploma or Degree

Cayuga Language Diploma or Degree

Degree equivalency


Experience working in the Six Nations community or other First Nation community

Experience in teaching Indigenous children


  • Ability to communicate orally in Cayuga
  • Ability to communicate in writing in Cayuga
  • Ability to communicate orally in Mohawk
  • Ability to communicate in writing in Mohawk

Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce which represents the population it serves. In order to achieve our employment equity goals, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application indicate that they belong to one of the following Employment Equity groups (self-declaration): Aboriginal peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.


May be required to lead and participate in extracurricular activities

Conditions of Employment

  • Reliability Status security clearance

    Must be willing to deploy to different federal schools at Six Nations

    Must be certified and in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers at the time of appointment which must be maintained for the duration of employment

    All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Application process
We will only accept on-line applications received via the GC Jobs site. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Please DO NOT send a cover letter. These screening questions replace the cover letter. We will NOT review cover letters.

You will be required to complete screening questions as part of your online application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples and sufficient information that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so may result in your application being rejected.

Please include a resume. Your resume may be used to validate the information provided in the screening questions. The screening board cannot make any assumptions about your experience and will not contact candidates for additional or potentially missing information.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line or require accommodations must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to indicate if they meet any of the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed. Meeting one or many of the asset qualifications may be a deciding factor in appointing a particular candidate amongst the qualified candidates.

A variety of assessment tools may be used in the assessment of candidates, such as: *written test, practical test, situational exercise, *oral interview, simulation, presentation, role play, work samples, performance appraisals, *reference checks, and/or *assessment board member personal/direct knowledge of candidates’ qualifications. Some assessment tools may be administered electronically, others, in-person. (*indicates those tools that will most likely be used in this process.)

Proof of education
Candidates invited to the assessment stage will be required to provide ORIGINAL proof of their education credentials, i.e., their degree or official transcript. Failure to do so may result in you not being considered further in the selection process.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews).

Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. It is your responsibility to inform us at all times of any changes regarding your contact information.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada

Closing date: 16 January 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time