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Canadian Teachers Teaching In the UK

Teaching Abroad - Moving to the UK from Canada to teach.


Plenty of full-time quality teaching jobs in the UK

Gain experience and improve your CV. Prepare to teach in Canada

Career progression due to the UK school structure

UK teaching experience will benefit you by a higher pay scale in Canada

Opportunity to travel to other European Countries

Network with other Canadian teachers who have made the move to the UK

Teaching in England can help you gain employment in Canada

When applying for a teaching job, you will fare much better with teaching experience rather than a period of unemployment on your resumé. Canadian teachers should consider teaching overseas and move to the UK where a surplus of teacher jobs can boost your chances of future employment. With Uteach, teaching in England can be a long or short-term career choice. Some teachers will use it as an opportunity to start a new life. Others will use it as a stepping stone to experience and, eventually, a job back in Canada.

Should you return to Canada, after teaching abroad and secure a teaching position closer to home, your UK teaching experience will allow you to benefit from a higher pay scale. Experience as a supply teacher holds no such benefits.

During your time teaching in the UK, you will also experience a whole new lifestyle and will have the opportunity to travel to many other European countries – France, Italy, Spain and more are just hours away by plane and flights are very affordable.

How Uteach supports you when teaching abroad

Uteach offers an unrivalled service to ensure you are better prepared for beginning your new role in England.

We find you a teaching job in England that best suits your needs. Guide you through the interview process. Once you have secured a position we then arrange curriculum training delivered by top headteachers in England. The training can range from 1 to 4 weeks depending on your requirements and also offers the opportunity to teach in a classroom in England before beginning your new role.

Moving to teach in England can be the catalyst to a long and successful career, so register with Uteach now and begin building your future in teaching.

What are the visa options for Canadians looking to teach in the UK?

The Youth Mobility Scheme

The vast majority of Canadian teachers who move to the UK with Uteach enter through the Youth Mobility Scheme.

The scheme allows young people from Canada to enter the UK under “working holiday” status for up to two years.

The eligibility requirements for this visa specify that you must:

  • Be under the age of 31 at the time of your application
  • Hold a passport from Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand or Monaco
  • Have £1,800 (approximately jQuery3,320 CAD) available in your bank account three months prior to date of travel


Find out more about application fees here.

Tier 2 Skilled Worker Visa

Due to the critical shortage of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry teachers in the UK, teachers of these subjects are recognised as “skilled workers,” and, as such, are able to apply for a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa if a school in the UK is willing to provide them with a certificate of sponsorship.

For more information on this visa, please click here.

UK Ancestry Visa

You may be eligible to teach in the UK through a UK ancestry visa if both of the below conditions apply to you:

  • You are a Commonwealth citizen (this includes Canada)
  • At least one of your grandparents was born in the UK


To find out more about the UK ancestry visa, please visit the UK Border Agency’s website.

Dual Citizenship

If you are fortunate enough to hold Canadian and UK dual citizenship, you do not need to apply for a visa to teach in the UK.

Teachers who hold dual citizenship between Canada and a European Union (EU) country can teach in the UK without having to apply for a visa providing that they enter the UK using their European Economic Area (EEA) passport.

Please read this article for full details on dual citizenships.

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