Situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) serves approximately 15,000 students each day at 39 in-person schools (32 elementary, two K-12; four 7-12, one secondary) and a K-8 virtual school. Supporting student achievement is the goal of approximately 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, share their passion for teaching and learning.
The district covers a geographic area of 7,220 square kilometres bordered by Maynooth to the north, Deseronto to the east, Prince Edward County to the south and Quinte West to the west.
The region connects the rugged outdoors with welcoming villages; small town spirit with lakeside solitude. Discover decades of tradition mixed with new and emerging technology, creativity and innovation. Surround yourself with 1,200 km of shoreline in vibrant cities and towns accessible by highway and rail (1.5 hours to Toronto, 2 hours to Ottawa). Explore wilderness trails and sandy beaches, experience world-class fishing, enjoy exquisite culinary experiences and dozens of wineries. Perfect your golf swing at 23 golf courses, or take in Canadian arts and heritage attractions. Create your own sense of place and picture yourself here!
HPEDSB is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available, upon request, during all phases of the recruitment process.
Information is collected under the authority of the Education Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for employment.
HPEDSB uses Apply to Education to post external teaching and support staff opportunities, as well as all management and professional opportunities. Applicants can apply by registering for a free Apply to Education account. Applicants are encouraged to sign-up for Job Alerts through Apply to Education to be notified of current job postings.
Teaching/Occasional Teaching/Administrative opportunities
- Current external teaching/administrative opportunities
- Principal/Vice-Principal Hiring Process (pdf)
Support Staff, Management and Professional opportunities
PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the CUPE Collective Agreement, per article 3.04(6), applications received from employees currently in our casual pools will be considered on the basis of: aggregate service with the Board; qualifications; experience; and Principal or Supervisor recommendation. HPEDSB does not maintain a database of applicants or retain unsolicited resumes.
How to apply to HPEDSB?
Teacher candidates interested in applying to the HPEDSB must apply on-line through Apply to Education.
Please visit www.applytoeducation.com to complete an on-line application.
What are the conditions of employment for HPEDSB?
Provision of an acceptable vulnerable sector check which may be obtained from the local detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police or the City Police Department for the area in which you reside, as well as good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
Is training provided for new teachers?
Newly hired teachers are offered the opportunity to participate in the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) funded through the Ministry of Education.
This is typically held in August prior to the beginning of the new school year. Orientation is provided in the areas of curriculum services, planning resources, special education services, and policies and procedures.
Participation is mandatory for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) and Behaviour Management System (BMS) training.
Does HPEDSB offer a benefits package?
HPEDSB offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes extended health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and a pension plan. There is an Employee Life & Health Trust (ELHT) to provide benefits to teachers in the area of Extended Health, Dental and Life Insurance. A Long Term Disability Plan and Teachers’ Pension Plan are also provided. The benefits administrator will review the package with you.
Will I receive a copy of the collective agreement when I sign my contract?
Yes, when you come in to sign your contract, a Human Resources Services representative will review the appropriate collective agreement with you and answer your questions. Collective agreements are located on the HPEDSB website under Board Information. Salary information is listed within each respective agreement.
How is my membership paid with the Ontario College of Teachers?
Each January the annual amount owing to the College for contract teachers and long-term occasional teachers who are active at that time will be deducted from your pay. Daily occasional teachers are required to pay their annual fees directly to the College. This deduction will show as a deduction on your pay stub.
Must I be in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers prior to teaching in a classroom?
Yes, it is a legislated mandate in the province of Ontario to be certified and in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
For further information on the application process with the Ontario College of Teachers contact Membership Services at www.oct.ca or toll free at +1 888 534-2222.
What is the starting salary for secondary teachers?
Salary is dependent on the number of years teaching experience you bring with you from another school board. It is also dependent on your certification rating from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF).
New graduates are required to apply to OSSTF for evaluation. When you receive your certification rating from OSSTF, forward it to Human Resources Support Services for appropriate salary placement.
Visit the website at www.osstf.on.ca for application forms and further information.
What is the starting salary for elementary teachers?
Salary is dependent on the number of years teaching experience you bring with you from another school board. It is also dependent on your certification rating from the Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario (QECO). New graduates are required to apply to QECO for evaluation. When you receive your certification rating from QECO, forward to Human Resources Support Services for appropriate salary placement.
Visit the website at qeco.on.ca for application forms and further information.
Does HPEDSB offer a benefits package?
Yes, HPEDSB offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes extended health care, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and pension plan.
What are the conditions of employment?
All employees are required to provide an acceptable criminal record check which may be obtained from the local detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police or the municipal police service where you reside. In addition, you may be required to provide copies of any relevant qualifications for your confidential personnel file (i.e. Secondary School Graduation Diploma, college diploma, university degree, etc.)
When can I expect to see an advertisement recruiting for educational assistants and how do I apply?
Student enrolment drives our staffing requirements, therefore, once projected enrolments are confirmed a decision can be made regarding recruitment. In previous years, advertisements have run during the months of July and/or August.
How do I become an employee with HPEDSB?
When you see an advertisement in your local newspaper or on the HPEDSB website that is of interest to you, submit a complete resume package (as per instructions in the recruitment advertisement) to the Human Resources Officer, Support Staff for review and consideration.
What is the minimum education required to become a:
- Custodian – high school graduation diploma
- Office Assistant – one-year college certificate for general office procedures and computer skills
- Secretary – two-year college diploma for clerical organization and management skills (i.e. Business Administration)
- Library Technician – two-year college diploma in a related capacity (i.e. Library Information Technician)
- Student Supervision Monitor – one-year college certificate for clerical skills
- Educational Assistant – college diploma in a related capacity (i.e. Social Service Worker, Developmental
Service Worker, Educational Assistant)
- Child & Youth Counsellor – three-year college diploma in a related capacity (i.e. Child & Youth Counsellor)