Professional Certification

Experience

In general, experience gained in a public school system while holding a valid teaching certificate in that jurisdiction is recognized in Manitoba.

Experience gained in the Manitoba public school system, child or youth institutions, First Nations' schools, funded independent schools or in an adult learning centre may be recognized provided that:

  1. A teaching or clinician's certificate or equivalent was required for employment and;
  2. The teacher or clinician was supervised by a recognized educational authority and;
  3. The employing institution was supported by public funds and
  4. The programs of study were equivalent to those taught in the Manitoba public school system.

Credit for teaching experience completed outside the Province of Manitoba may be granted when the employing authority meets all of the following requirements:

  1. A teaching or clinician's certificate or equivalent was required for employment and;
  2. The teacher or clinician was supervised by a recognized educational authority and;
  3. The employing institution was supported by public funds and
  4. The programs of study were equivalent to those taught in the Manitoba public school system.

Credit for teaching experience completed in a Canadian private school may be granted provided the following conditions apply:

  1. The person held a valid teaching/clinician certificate or equivalent issued by the jurisdiction where the experience was gained and;
  2. The jurisdiction recognized the programs of study and standings awarded to the students of the private school.

Experience gained before holding a valid certificate in the jurisdiction is not recognized.

The employing authority where you worked must complete and submit the appropriate form to have your experience recognized.

A letter from the past employing authority stating the start and termination date, the number of full days taught in each school year, as well as a statement as to whether you were full or part time, would also be acceptable.

The information provided on this website is subject to change. For more specific information, please contact the Professional Certification and Student Records Unit.

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