Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Secondary school teachers prepare and teach academic, technical, vocational or specialized subjects at public and private secondary schools. Secondary school teachers who are heads of departments and high school librarians are included in this group.
English as a second language teacher, high school, English teacher, secondary school, French as a second language teacher, high school, adult education teacher, secondary school, biology teacher, high school, commerce teacher, secondary school, department head, secondary school, high school teacher, special education, history teacher, secondary school, librarian, high school, remedial teacher – secondary school, secondary school teacher, supply teacher, high school, trades instructor – secondary school, vocational teacher, high school.
- Prepare subject material for presentation to students according to an approved curriculum
- Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies
- Assign and correct homework
- Prepare, administer and correct tests
- Evaluate progress, determine individual needs of students and discuss results with parents and school officials
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
- Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
- May advise students on course selection and on vocational and personal matters
- May supervise student teachers.
Secondary school teachers may specialize in such areas as mathematics, English, French, special education or second language instruction. Secondary school teachers of vocational and trades subjects may specialize in areas such as hairdressing or auto mechanics.
Québec, Beauport, Charlesbourg, Donnacona, Saint-Raymond, Baie-Saint-Paul, Beaupré, Cap-Rouge, Château-Richer, Clermont, Donohue, Lac-Saint-Charles, La Malbaie--Pointe-au-Pic, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Loretteville, Pont-Rouge, Portneuf, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Saint-Émile, Val-Bélair, Le Moyne, Plage-Rhéaume, Sainte-Anne-Ouest, Sault-à-la-Puce
Outlook & Prospects for Secondary School Teachers in Capitale-Nationale Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
For the 2012-2014 period, job prospects in the Capitale-Nationale Region are expected to be fair for this occupation. Openings will result mainly from the need to replace the aging workforce. The decrease in the student population will mean that there are only replacement openings. Some opportunities will arise as a result of professors being promoted to education consultant (NOC 4166) and management positions in the secondary education industry. Some opportunities will also stem from the need to replace workers on maternity or parental leave and those who are absent due to occupational illnesses as well as from some employee turnover. Moreover, the reduction of the number of students per class (from the third year of primary school to the second year of secondary school), the reinvestment in assistance to students and the establishment of complementary services should promote the hiring of additional resources.
The disciplines with the best opportunities include French, mathematics and the sciences. English as a second language and special education are two other specializations with a serious lack of staff. Arts, music and physical education teachers are also in demand.
According to the 2006 census data, all secondary school teachers in the Capitale-Nationale Region work in educational institutions.
According to the Relance surveys conducted by the Quebec Department of Education, Recreation and Sport, the placement rate for graduates with bachelor's degrees in secondary education was excellent and their unemployment rate was low in recent years. However, although graduates have excellent employment prospects in the labour market, new teachers hired by school boards generally start their careers in precarious work arrangements (part-time, non renewable contracts or by the lesson). In general, most of them have to wait five to six years before becoming permanent. This wait varies depending on the region and the specialties taught.
- Date Modified: