Careers

Students inspire us every day. Let them inspire you too.

We believe that every student can be successful. That drives our work.

We are looking for individuals who share our commitment to student well-being and achievement. 

Join our team of caring, innovative and dedicated professionals who are making a difference in the lives of students and families every day. 

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Why YRDSB?

Let our staff tell you in their own words. 

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"This is exciting and challenging." Hear how our IT professionals support staff and students and innovation in education.
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"We're here for the kids." Find out how our custodial staff are making a difference and what they like about their jobs.
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"Teachers inspire the next generation." Hear how our teachers are making a difference and what inspires them.
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"Its a special lens that we use." Learn how Designated Early Childhood Educators are an integral part of a child's learning experiences in Kindergarten
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"Everybody is welcome here." See what a day at work looks like for some of our administrative professionals.
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"A team of superheroes." Find out how Education Support Personnel make a difference for students.

 

Learn more about why YRDSB may be the right fit for you. 

We offer job security, a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits packages that includes:

  • health, dental and life insurance

  • access to additional discounts and benefits as employees in the education sector

  • access to employee and family assistance program, including counselling, legal support, financial information, work-life and wellness services

York Region District School Board is the largest employer in York Region.

We offer a wide variety of career opportunities—not only for educators but also for office staff, caretakers and maintenance staff (skilled in various trades), administrative and corporate staff, computer and technology experts, social workers, psychologists and much more.

Check out the positions we are hiring for today or learn more about some of our departments

With over 200 schools across York Region, there are many opportunities for staff who live in or near York Region to work close to home. 

We are a learning organization. We know that an investment in staff learning and training is an investment in the success of students and our organization. We provide a variety of in-person and online learning and training opportunities for staff members.

We also regularly partner with community organizations to provide learning opportunities for staff members and provide opportunities for staff to share their own learning. 

 

For educators, we offer:

  • regular professional learning opportunities on a wide range of topics including assessment practices, identity-affirming classrooms and subject-specific learning.

  • professional learning communities that enable educators to have professional conversations with colleagues and participate in shared learning  

 

For all staff, we offer:

  • on-demand, online courses employees can access at any time on topics such as Truth and Reconciliation, anti-oppression, dismantling anti-Black racism and supporting mental health in the classroom

  • opportunities to attend Board conferences, courses and other opportunities throughout the year 

  • on-demand access to recorded keynote addresses from previous conferences

  • ongoing learning through staff and network meetings

  • practical courses, such as using software or applications efficiently, creating accessible documents, using technology and equipment, and more

  • over 40 courses on personal topics such as managing finances, healthy living, stress management, effective communication and more through the Employee and Family Assistance Program

 

YRDSB also has its own podcast, Tune In YRDSB. Listen now for in-depth conversations with staff, students and community members on what’s happening in education. 

We are committed to creating learning and working environments where staff and students know and feel they belong, and see their identities affirmed and valued. 

This work is guided by our Indigenous Education and Equity Strategy and Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy.

Learn more about our commitment to equity and inclusive education including:

We also have a Board podcast, Tune In YRDSB. Listen to conversations with staff, students and family and community members on topics that include Treaty Rights and Indigenous education; advocacy, solidarity and allyship; creating identity-affirming spaces; celebrating Black excellence and more.

No matter what role you play, you are working to create the conditions that support student learning, achievement and well-being. You are making a difference in the lives of young people and their families.

Visit our newsroom or YouTube channel to see some of the stories about the successes of staff and students. 

Be part of a team committed to supporting one another, and to making a difference. We value building a culture of teamwork and care, where leaders and colleagues support, collaborate and lift up one another. 

Employee well-being is important. We strive to build safe, healthy, and inclusive learning and working environments where all students and staff members feel that they matter and belong.

 

We have a Staff Well-Being and Mental Health Strategy.

This strategy guides the YRDSB in maintaining a healthy and productive workforce that ultimately supports student success. Staff well-being involves supporting staff members to maintain a balance between physical, cognitive, emotional and social resources and challenges. 

 

We offer staff mental health and well-being resources.

Through the Employee and Family Assistance Program, YRDSB employees who are eligible for regular benefits and their families can access free, confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. There are over 40 different webinars available to staff to access at any time on wellness topics. 

We also share information and additional resources on a variety of topics with employees to support their personal wellness. 

Schools and departments also participate in wellness activities 

 

We have a Disconnecting from Work Procedure.

Employee well-being is important. Disconnecting from work at appropriate times is a significant part of achieving personal well-being and sustaining a healthy work-life balance. This procedure has been established to support employee wellness and help employees disconnect from their work outside of their regular working hours.

York Region District School Board is known as a leader in education, attracting the attention of international educational professionals. And our students continue to be among the top performers in the province. 

York Region is one of the most diverse regions in Canada. Located within the Greater Toronto Area, you can choose to live in a city, small town or rural setting—all within easy commuting distance of work. York Region also offers excellent recreational facilities, housing, shopping, public transportation, and a community college campus—and much more. 

Learn more about York Region.

York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of students and communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.  We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board community.  Therefore, in pursuit of the Board’s values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to sovereignty, equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • African, Black and Black Caribbean peoples (in alignment with Anti-Black Racism Strategy);
  • South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle East/West Asian, Latino/Hispanic (in alignment with YRDSB Workforce Census to address disproportionalities identified).
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex.  We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in the communities that we serve.

 

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize the duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion.  Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process.  When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process.  All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.

Spotlight

Designated Early Childhood Educators play an essential role in our classrooms supporting our youngest learners. Meet some of the DECEs in YRDSB and learn more about their passion for education, their commitment to ongoing learning and what they love most about their jobs. 

Upcoming Dates

Principal Selection Process opens fall 2023

Learn more

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Aurora, ON L4G 3H2

 

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