Langley School District to bring in uncertified substitute teachers amid shortage

January 19, 2023

Langley School District is looking to hire uncertified teachers as districts throughout B.C. struggle to find classroom staff.

Most teachers in B.C. are certified through the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, but it’s not unheard of for rural and remote areas to use uncertified teachers to fill positions.

It’s a new phenomenon for the Lower Mainland. In October, the Chilliwack School District advertised for uncertified teachers teaching on call (TTOCs), also known as substitute teachers, and now the Langley district finds itself needing to try a non-traditional approach to getting staff.

The district has 1,819 teachers and 322 TTOCs, according to Langley Teachers Association president Tanya Kerr.

Source: Langley Advance Times