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Time-Sensitive Job Ads

Dalhousie University Summer Instructor Positions for NS Teachers
July 9th – August 11th, 2023

The Dalhousie University Explore Program instructors work as part of a staff unit that includes language assistants/ monitors and other managerial staff to support the implementation of a 5-week English immersion program to francophone post-secondary students from across Canada. The work requires exercising independent judgment within established guidelines, and sometimes is performed under minimal supervision. The ability to deal effectively with complex issues and concerns in a cross-culturally sensitive environment is an essential component of this position.
The instructors are required to work a variable schedule throughout the duration of the training session and program- encompassing the time frame of July 9th – August 11th, 2023. Additionally, this is a full-time contract position that requires the instructors to live in the Dalhousie University on-campus housing system (Truro) for three nights of the program.

Download the Complete Job Description

  • Apply by sending cover letter and resume to
  • Application deadline: April 6, 2023

Ongoing Job Ads

Apex Language & Career College

Apex Language & Career College is a private language school specializing in preparing international students for university entrance. We are always accepting resume for EAP teaching position. The suitable candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in applied linguistics, education, or other appropriate discipline
  • ESL teaching qualifications that are recognized by TESL Canada
  • Proficiency in English, excellent verbal and written skills
  • Minimum two years of experience teaching ESL/EAP
  • Some professional work experience outside Canada preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, and demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Love of teaching and willingness to go the extra mile to help students
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

Please submit your resume to

Dalhousie University ESL Programs

Dalhousie University Faculty of Open Learning and Career Development Department of English Language Studies is always interested in receiving resumes. Instructors must have the following:

  • A graduate degree in a related discipline such as TESL/TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or Education with a TESOL focus
  • Certification from a recognized TESOL training program
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in teaching academic English  and/or in the university environment
  • Preference is given to those with international teaching experience and/or proficiency in a language other than English

Resumes should be sent to:
Jennifer MacDonald, Director, Department of English Language Studies

East Coast Language College

A subsidiary of Oxford International Education Group (OIEG) – North America
ECLC is looking for energetic, experienced ESL/EFL teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • At least 2 years ESL/EFL adult teaching experience
  • CELTA/Trinity or other recognized qualification
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Genuine interest in and concern for ESL/EFL students
  • Business and/or academic teaching experience are definite assets
  • International teaching experience
  • Cross-cultural awareness

Please email your resume to:, ATTN: Director of Studies.
Or mail to:
Director of Studies
East Coast Language College
1256 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1Y6

Halifax Language Institute of Canada

Halifax Language Institute, located in the heart of downtown on Spring Garden Road, is seeking energetic and creative instructors.

Our class sizes are small to facilitate dynamic student-centered and task-based learning.


– Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university plus teaching qualification recognized by TESL Canada
– Bi- or multi-lingual background highly valued
– International teaching experience highly valued
– Specialized training or experience in the following areas an asset: English for Academic Purposes, TOEFL, IELTS, grammar, English for business

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Jordan Reed

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)

ISANS looking for energetic, experienced EAL substitute instructors.

ISANS is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the language learning goals of newcomers. In a creative and respectful environment, ISANS strives to provide quality and effective learning opportunities to promote the active participation of newcomers in the community. ISANS offers different language learning programs for newcomers. ISANS has two language teams: Community Language helps immigrants learn the language they need to function in the community and Labour Market Language offers a wide variety of workplace communication courses.

Job opportunities are often available at ISANS. Please check the ISANS website for current openings:

International Language Institute

The International Language Institute in Halifax, Nova Scotia welcomes resumes from qualified candidates for ESL teaching positions.

Applicants are expected to possess the following qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in ESL/EFL,  Applied Linguistics or a related field
  2. A CELTA or Trinity certificate
  3. Minimum teaching experience of two years
  4. Already be legally entitled to work in Canada

Interested candidates who possess the above qualifications may email a cover letter and a CV in Word Document to Sharon Forester-Bennett, Director of Studies at

The Language Centre, Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s University, is always accepting resumes for teaching positions. Instructors should have, at minimum, the following qualifications and experience:

  • a Masters degree in TESL/TEFL  or an MA in Applied Linguistics
  • at least two years experience in teaching ESL or EFL (one of these years should be in an Intensive English Program)
  • some professional work experience outside Canada preferred
  • an understanding of  and experience in teaching EAP in a university environment
  •  online teaching experience in EFL or EAP; a qualification for teaching online is an asset.
  • excellent verbal and written skills
  • excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • an ability to work as part of a team
  • EFL teaching qualifications that are recognized by TESL Canada

All resumes must be sent by e-mail as an attachment to:

Kate Morrison
Academic Services Manager
The Language Centre, Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, N.S.

Silver Crescent Academy

Silver Crescent Academy is a small, privately owned language school. We are always on the lookout for energetic and motivated ESL/EAP teachers to join our team.

The suitable candidate must meet the following requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in English/Linguistics or Education
  •  Professional teaching certificate in ESL recognized by Languages Canada
  •  Experience in teaching ESL/EAP (considered an asset)
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills
  •  An understanding of adult education principles

If you meet the above criteria, please send your resume and cover letter to


VIPKid is seeking passionate educators to teach English online to students in China – with the flexibility to teach from anywhere and earn competitive pay of USD $14-$22/hour.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Teaching experience including tutoring, coaching or mentoring (2 years minimum)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA Certificate
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S. or Canada
  • Eligibility for hiring (background check)
  • A high-speed Internet connection

Click here for more details about the job and how to apply.

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