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School District No.85 (Vancouver Island North) advertises for teachers, support staff, principals, and administration staff as positions become available.
We appreciate and thank all applicants for their interest in the Vancouver Island North School District, however, only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.  We do not have the necessary resources to retain resumes on file.
Support staff applicants, and teachers or administrators not applying online using the Make A Future  website, must complete the district's application form and submit it along with their resume and other pertinent information to be fully considered. 

Teaching Staff 
(Vancouver Island North Teachers' Association VINTA)

Internal Postings are posted on all work site bulletin boards. All VINTA applicants' seniority and qualifications must be considered before a posting becomes available as an external posting.

All teacher external postings are posted on the Make A Future website.

Teaching (VINTA) Positions - Internal and External

Teaching applicants, please apply through the Make A Future website. To apply for a job posting:
- Log into your Make A Future account.
- Ensure your documents are current
- Search for the School District 85 job posting
- Click the "apply" button

Applicants are encouraged to sign up for the "Job Alert" feature on Make A Future in order to be emailed when we post external teaching jobs.

The Teacher Qualification Service website at is designed for teachers working, or planning to work, in the public schools of British Columbia. The primary function of the TQS is to assist teachers and their employing school boards in establishing the qualifications of teachers for salary purposes. SD85 requires that all of its teachers hold membership in the B.C. College of Teachers and be in possession of a TQS card.

Teachers Teaching on Call (TTOC)
For Teacher on Call hiring, the school district also uses the Make A Future website. You may apply on line clearly stating that you are applying for a Teachers Teaching on Call position.

Alternatively, you may send your resume addressed to: 
Christina MacDonald, Director of Instruction, School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North), P.O. Box 90, Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0; Fax: 250-949-8792 or Email: cmacdonald@sd85.bc.ca

If you are not applying online using the Make A Future website, applicants must complete the Teachers & Teachers Teaching on Call Application Form (see link above). TTOC work can be intermittent, however, the district tries to keep its TTOC list to a minimum ensuring that TTOC's receive as much work as possible. Resumes are being accepted for all grade levels and especially the specialty areas.

Support Staff
(CUPE Local 401)

Internal Postings are posted on all work site bulletin boards.  All CUPE applicants' qualifications and seniority will be considered before a posting becomes an external posting.

External Postings are advertised in the North Island Gazette, the North Island Eagle and the NIEFS Job Bank.

Non-Teacher (CUPE) Positions - Internal and External

To be fully considered for support staff employment, please submit the following documents to jmartin@sd85.bc.ca
- Resume
- CUPE Application Form
- Copies of transcripts/certificates

Successful support staff applicants will be asked to submit to a completed Criminal Record Check request form and an employment medical form.

Principal, Vice-Principal, Non-Union and Other Administrative

External postings for Principal, Vice-Principal and Administrative positions are posted on the home website page and Make A Future website.  Applicants are encouraged to sign up for the 'Job Alert' feature on Make a Future in order to be emailed when we post administrative positions.  Non-Union external postings are advertised in the North Island GazetteMake A Future, and the NIEFS job bank.

Internal and External Competitions