Transition to Teaching - 2016 Annual Report
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Transition to Teaching

A one-time increase in the number of new Ontario teacher licences in 2015 slowed but did not reverse the now three-year trend of improved early-career employment outcomes.

French as a second language and French first language teachers are once again in high demand. First-year unemployment is minimal for these two groups.

English-language education graduates also report much improved job outcomes in the early career years, especially Intermediate-Senior math, science and computer studies qualified teachers. 

Annual supply of new Ontario teachers will be much lower and teacher retirements are expected to rise gradually over the remainder of this decade.

This annual rebalancing of supply and demand in the Ontario teacher employment markets in the years ahead means much improved job outcomes for future education graduates, opportunities for underemployed teachers licensed in earlier years, and more vigorous recruitment by Ontario’s schools and school boards.

 

First-year full employment increased from:

First-year full employment increased from 34% in 2014, 42% in 2015, 47% in 2016.

Unemployment rate for new English-language teachers in Ontario

The unemployment rate for new English-language teachers in Ontario is one in three.

Ontario teacher unemployment by language of qualifications

These graphics represent Ontario teacher unemployment by language of qualifications.

 

New teachers licensed annually (by year)

This bar chart represents the number of new teachers licensed annually, by year.

 

Unemployment rate for new English-language intermediate-senior teachers with math, sciences, and/or computer studies qualifications vs. those without these qualifications, French or FSL

This graphic shows the unemployment rate for new English-language intermediate-senior teachers with math, sciences, and/or computer studies qualifications at 16 per cent. The unemployment rate for new teachers without these qualifications, French or FSL is 28 per cent.

 

Underemployed and unemployed by years since licensure - all Ontario graduates

This bar chart illustrates the percentage of all Ontario graduates from teacher education programs who were underemployed and unemployed by years since receiving their licence to teach.

 

First-year Ontario resident teacher unemployment rates by year of survey

This line graph shows unemployment rates of first-year teachers residing in Ontario, by year of Transition to Teaching surveys.

 

Job outcomes for first-year English-language and French-language teachers resident in Ontario in 2016

This bar chart shows the job outcomes of first-year English- and French-language teachers residing in Ontario in 2016.

 

Employment outcomes for different first-year newly certified teacher groups

This chart shows employment outcomes for different first-year newly certified teacher groups.

 

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