How to Apply

Principal Selection Process​

There are two (2) ste​p​s to the application process:

1. Pre-Application Process with BetterEducate

  • Please follow the steps in this Quick Reference Guide to log in to Better Educate and access the My Leadership Profile which gets uploaded to the resume section of Apply to Education (ATE). This video (run time: 27 minutes) will demonstrate how to access the Better Educate Platform required as part of the YRDSB Vice Principal and Principal Application process.

2. Register and Apply to the Job Posting through Apply to Education 

  • This includes uploading your My Leadership Profile from BetterEducate into the Resume section on Apply to Education

See details for each step below. 

More information about the Principal Hiring Process and Timelines is available.


1. Pre-Application Process (BetterEducate)

External candidates are required to create an account in BetterEducate by following the steps in this Quick Reference Guide in order to access required documents for the application process.

  • Once an account is created, candidates will receive an auto-generated email from YRDSB indicating Welcome to in the subject line.

  • Candidates will then be able to log into in order to access their dashboard where the “My Leadership Profile” is located.

  • The completion and submission of the candidate's “My Leadership Profile” will inform the application as part of the selection process through the demonstration of the candidate's leadership actions and corresponding evidence of impact.

  • Please note that a resume and cover letter is not submitted as part of the application process, as the completion of the candidate’s “My Leadership Profile” replaces this through identification of leadership experiences and evidence of impact.

  • The newly created YRDSB Leadership Framework Self-Assessment Tool is located on the candidates BetterEducate Dashboard and can serve as a useful tool for candidates to reflect on their leadership actions and impact as they prepare for the selection process. Please Note: that completion of this tool is not a requirement and is not submitted as part of the selection process. Candidates are encouraged to use this resource as part of their preparation for the selection process.


2. Application to Posting (October 3 - October 12, 2022) through Apply to Education

  • After Candidates complete their “My Leadership Profile” on BetterEducate, they now create a profile on Apply to Education and upload their documents to ATE.

  • Once their ATE profile has been completed, candidates download and save the PDF document (entitled, “Candidate’s name, Leadership Profile”) to their computer.

  •  Candidates will then upload their saved “Leadership Profile” PDF to the Resume link on Apply to Education.


Steps to Register with Apply to Education (ATE) and to Apply to the Job Posting

To register and apply for a job posting, you must complete all five (5) steps:

  1. Register with Apply to Education (registration is completed through the ATE website​).

  2. Complete a Portfolio (e.g. personal information, work experience, professional supervisory references, etc.).  Upload Better Educate documents before applying for the Principal Job Posting form to ATE portfolio.

  3.  "Register for an internal account." 

    • ​Please note: this step is for current YRDSB employees only and this process can take between 24 hours and 48 hours for ATE to approve or activate you before you can then apply to a job posting.

  4. View and Apply to a Job Posting(s).

    • Apply to position once you have your Better Educate documents completed and ready to upload.

  5. Verify that you have applied to the correct job posting in the job application log.


Setting Up Job Alerts on Apply to Education (ATE)

  • From the Job Postings menu click "Search jobs."

  • On the right-hand margin in the "Job Alerts" section give our search a name and select the option to "Create Alert."

  • Once the job alert is created, an email will be sent to you to validate the alert. To update or review your job alerts go to the Manage Job Alerts page of the Job Postings menu.


Forgot Password?

  • If you forgot your username and/or password, click on ‘Forgot Your Login?

  • Your details will be emailed to you.


For questions about Apply to Education

Call: 1-877-900-5627 or Email: