Selection Process

The selection process, may include the following stages:

  1. Practicum

  2. Written submission

  3. Interview

  4. Reference checks

  5. Submission of education/documentation

  6. Other alternative selection methods or non-traditional interview techniques that may be required.


All interviews, will include/consider:

  • one (1) mandatory equity and diversity interview question

  • diverse interview panel (where possible)

  • commitment to hiring a candidate(s) reflective of the York Region communities we service

  • where applicable, candidates are screened for their ability to demonstrate that they possess the character and attitudes necessary for success within the York Region District School Board. This may include the personal leadership attributes contained in the Ontario Leadership Framework

It is important to note that further details regarding the selection process will be provided to those moving forward for consideration (including; training details, required paperwork/documentation)

You may also find Human Resource's YRDSB Interview Quick Tips sheet (PDF) helpful.


Condition​​s of Employment

Police Vulnerable​ Sector Check

As a condition of employment with York Region District School Board, all successful candidates or volunteers will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check. A police record check must be a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) or Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC). The check is required where an individual is in a position of trust or authority over vulnerable persons, including students. Prospective employees or volunteers may not commence employment or volunteer until the appropriate police screening documentation is received by Human Resource Services.  Costs incurred in obtaining the PVSC/E-PIC is the responsibility of the candidate. 

The Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) is completed through your local police jurisdiction. Each police jurisdiction has varied time delays in processing applications, ranging from several weeks to several months.

The York Region District School Board has partnered with Sterling Backcheck to offer the Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).  Learn more or complete the E-PIC process.

We will accept satisfactory PVSC’s that name any other school board and other employers (daycare centers, OCT, and employers that would require a police check for vulnerable persons) in Ontario and obtained within the last six (6) months.

Supporting Docume​ntation​/Information

  • Any false information provided by the successful candidate will result in future termination.

  • The York Region District School Board reserves the right to request applicants to provide additional information with regard to this application for employment.

  • All information submitted becomes the property of the York Region District School Board and will not be returned.

  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to be considered for a position with the York Region District School Board.

  • It is the practice of the York Region District School Board to check references, including the most recent employer.