This article was originally published on August 21, 2018.
Moving from university and into the "real world" can be tricky for lots of young people, especially those who are struggling to find a job. So many Canadians are now heading to school with dreams of getting a job at the end of their degree but it can be difficult to earn your rank in an ever-changing job market.
Well now, one Canadian territory has an opportunity of a lifetime for anyone aspiring to become a teacher or work with kids. Nunavut is facing a teacher shortage and has over sixty jobs available for September of this year.
If you're an adventurous person, these openings are the perfect opportunity for you, since they are only operating on a year-long basis for a quick fix solution. Not only does this give you the chance to move across Canada and see a province that is not regularly a tourist destination, it also gives you the chance to gain experience in an amazing field.
Teachers in Canada are regarded quite highly and have a salary and pension that is tough to beat. CBC reported that the starting pay for a teacher in Nunavut is already a whopping $75,000 a year if you're trained.
On top of that, you get what is called a "Northern Allowance", which will cover your monthly expenses. That could make the maximum salary over $100,000 a year.
The allowance comes because living in the Northern provinces can be incredibly costly. That's due to the amount of transportation it takes to get fresh food and resources to the northern area of the country.
Due to the province having a shortage of teachers they're willing to consider even those without formal training. If you have experience working with school-age children you can be considered for the opportunity to teach them, even without schooling, though your starting salary would be $62,000 instead.
Out of the 66 vacant positions for Nunavut teachers, 46 of them are in the Baffin communities. Baffin Island is actually the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest in the entire world.
Of course, moving up north would come with the cost of leaving your family and friends behind, but any dependants can be moved up with government funding. Still, the opportunity to explore your own country and live somewhere else may be worth the risk to up and leave.
The province's teacher shortage is a serious issue for those students in need of teachers, so why not offer help and create a career out of it!
You can see the available job openings listed here.
Source: CBC News