Teach in French


Learn more about training, job opportunities and professional development for teachers in French education programs in B.C.

Last updated: January 06, 2021

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Complete a Teacher Education Program in B.C.

Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) both offer teacher education programs led in French. Bursary for students - 

The Pre-Service French Teachers Bursary is available from SFU or UBC.

Upgrade to teach in a French immersion program

The University of Victoria offers a Professional Specialization Certificate in Teaching French Immersion to individuals who are already certified teachers. Bursaries are available directly from UVic for B.C. teachers who complete this certificate program.

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Become a French-language education assistant

Education assistants provide classroom support under the supervision of classroom teachers. Éducacentre College offers programs in French – the Education Assistant Program and Early Childhood Education Diploma.

Find a Job in French Education in B.C.

Most school districts advertise their teaching positions Make a Future. Click on a school district number on the map below to access each school district's website. View larger map here.


School district in British Columbia


Professional Development Opportunities for French Educators

There are many opportunities for B.C. educators to attend courses, conferences and education programs to improve their academic and linguistic competencies in French.

Where can you find professional development opportunities in French education?

University of British Columbia (UBC):

Summer institutes and language programs (Level: Beginner to Intermediate/Advanced)

Two-year part-time graduate program (Level: Intermediate/fluency in French required)

University of Victoria:

For more information, contact UVCS.Languages@uvic.ca.

Simon Fraser University:

For more information, contact educprog@sfu.ca.