Frequently Asked Questions

Overview of YRDSB French Hiring

All applications are now posted on Apply to Education. As a registered user, you can update your resume, reference and qualifications at any time.

For French Teacher, we only have one posting for Elementary French Teacher. If you are interested in Secondary French, please submit an application to our Secondary Occasional Teacher posting.

Yes, please include your OCT number in your application.

The YRDSB will consider both experienced and faculty students that are interested in teaching French.

Your questions can be directed to the Ontario College of Teachers.

Yes you may apply. However, job offers will be conditional on obtaining the FSL qualification or equivalent.

There are a number of providers for AQs including ETFO, as well as all universities (e.g. York, OISE, etc.). You'll need to check their websites for information. Prices vary but all offer both online and face-to-face learning. Please refer to the Ontario College of Teachers website for more information.

Information pertaining to PPM and the YRDSB Hiring Protocol is available on these sites - Ministry Policy/Program Memorandum 165 and YRDSB Teacher Hiring Protocol

French Language Assessment

The YRDSB French Language Assessment (FLA) is required for all candidates who would like to teach French at York Region District School Board.  The FLA is used to evaluate both the productive and receptive skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

For more information regarding the French Language Assessment YRDSB hiring process please visit Overview of the French Hiring Process.

We do not currently have samples or practice tests available. However, it might be helpful for you to know that we are looking for candidates who can use French with fluency and accuracy in both oral and written formats. We provide a list of Resources for those looking for French learning opportunities.

Assessments are ongoing.

Yes. All candidates must participate in the Board language assessment process.

You can be reassessed within 4 to 6 months from your last assessment, provided you can demonstrate evidence/additional experiences that have given you opportunity to further your French proficiency (i.e. continued learning, workshops, etc.). 

Yes. However, we would like to see that you've done something to improve your French before reassessing.

Yes, based upon the Board’s needs.


Candidates who have successfully completed the French Language Assessment (FLA) will be invited to participate in the next stage of the selection process.  For further information on the French hiring process please refer to Overview of the French Hiring Process.

No. The interview is conducted in English.

Please refer to Overview of the French Hiring Process page of our website.

The Recruitment Team can make arrangements accordingly.

Next Steps/References

Please refer to the How to Apply page of our website.

Yes, but we would need a teaching reference as well.

Yes, you could use that Principal as a reference. Please ensure an email address is included.

We are looking for reference contact information, not letters. Please be sure to include a valid email address for each reference. Reference checks will be done online for the most part.