Education Assistant FAQs

Education is a team effort and education assistants (EAs) are valuable members of the school communities who directly impact student education! Join our team!
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What do EAs do?
Provide students with social, emotional, personal, and academic support (click here for job description). Calmness, empathy and compassion are essential. Ability to be flexible and adaptable to student needs is crucial.  
Education Requirements
Grade 12 graduation plus either an Education Assistant Certificate, OR education in the field of providing support to children, youth or adults such as early childhood education certificate, child/youth care worker certificate, health care assistant, or 1st year post-secondary with courses in human behaviour such as psychology and sociology.
Pay and hours:
$24.67 to $26.91 per hour.
Most EAs work 28 hours per week, on days school is in session
A competitive benefit package is available after a successful 65 day probation period in a regular (not temporary) position (click here for details).
EAs are members of the CUPE Local 523 (click here to view the CUPE 523 Collective Agreement)
How to apply:
Follow our application guidelines (click here). Include proof of grade 12 graduation, post-secondary certificates and transcripts, supervisory references, resume, cover letter and application form. Applicants of interest are invited to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. 
Supporting  ongoing education! 
Our Education Assistants are invited to learning opportunities throughout the school year!
For a sample of learning opportunities available to Education Assistants click here!
Would you like to customize your work week? 
On-call Education Assistant work is available! Choose how many days a week you would like to work. Apply to work as a Casual Education Assistant