Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

For International Schools


Educate. Inspire. Grow. TORF is a mid-sized recruiting fair hosting Canadian teachers and accredited schools from around the world. We strive to provide a professional, collegial environment, on-site in Duncan McArthur Hall at Queen’s University, one of Canada’s most prestigious universities. Interviews, presentations, and opportunities to network all take place under one roof.

29th Annual TORF - January 27-29, 2017

  • Teacher smiling while conversing with school administrator.

    Meet with qualified Canadian teachers throughout the weekend.

  • A recruiter and a teacher converse in a busy hallway.

    Get to know candidates informally outside of interviews.

  • School administrator conversing with a potential candidate across a table.

    Friday night is devoted to setting up interviews with teachers.

  • Two school administrators conversing and smiling.

    Network and reconnect with your colleagues across the world.

  • Several candidates perusing vacancy listings posted on the wall.

    Vacancy listings are posted in the main hall for all candidates to view.

  • Two TORF volunteers answering questions at registration table.

    Helpful, friendly volunteers are available to support you.



Registration Fees

Please note that all fees are now listed in Canadian dollars (CAD).

  • $250 CAD for each registered administrator

This fee includes the Saturday banquet, two breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday, and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday.

Placement Fees

  • $750 CAD per teacher hired
  • $1000 CAD per administrator hired

Please note that Candidates pay only a registration fee with no placement fee.

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About our Candidates

Candidate Pool

Our Candidate Database includes candidates who will be on-site at TORF, and those who will be on-line candidates only.

The candidates attending TORF will be clearly indicated in the database. Of course, should you find a candidate whom you would like to interview, who has indicated that they will not be on site the weekend of TORF, you may strongly suggest to them to attend!

Experienced (~150-200)

  • The majority of the teachers at TORF will be experienced and will have Ontario or other Canadian teacher certification.
  • The academic and professional training of Canadian teachers is acceptable for certification in the USA.

Newly Graduating Teachers (~90)

  • Most of the teachers in this category will be graduating B.Ed. candidates from Queen's, with the remaining primarily from other Ontario universities.
  • Queen's is very selective regarding admission. Related experience is given equal weight to academics in the selection process for the B.Ed. program and, as a result, the graduates are older and more experienced than one might expect.
Information about Database Access

Fully registered schools will have access to our candidate profiles and documents starting on November 14, 2016, or any time thereafter once fees are paid. Please log in to your TORF account and select "Candidate Database".

Hard copies of candidates’ files will be available in the Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront, as of Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 1:00 pm.

Recruiting Guidelines and Employment Equity

Employment Equity and Human Rights Code

Queen's University has a responsibility for ensuring that Canadian Federal and Provincial employment equity guidelines are honoured at this event. We ask that school representatives consider both excellence and diversity when assessing the suitability of candidates. Selection criteria must be clear, flexible and relate to a candidate's ability to meet the requirements of the position. At Queen's, we can better serve the needs of both candidates and schools if we are informed of any unique host country employment policies and regulations that may influence the interview, selection and hiring processes.

All school administrators attending TORF will be expected to adhere to the Ontario Human Rights Code. During the registration process and upon arrival at TORF, you will be asked to indicate that you have read the document we provide and agree to this Code. Please review the document below prior to registering with TORF.


The Council of International Schools, International Schools Services, Queen's University, Search Associates and the University of Northern Iowa take stewardship of the recruiting process seriously and, in response to the growing challenges, have agreed to implement the following guidelines at recruitment conferences.

Please review these guidelines. During the registration process, each school will be required to indicate that they have read and agree to abide by these guidelines.

Fair Information


Registration and Access to Candidate Files (hard copies)

Beginning 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 25 until 1:00 pm on Friday, January 27 in the Grandview Room, 6th Floor, Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront.

Opening Session

The opening session for all recruiters and candidates takes place on Friday January 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of Duncan McArthur Hall, Queen's University. A shuttle service is provided between the Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront and Duncan McArthur Hall. More details upon arrival.

Interview Sign-Up Session

Interview sign-ups will begin immediately after the opening session in our gymnasium.

Candidate Interviews and School Presentations

Interviews and school presentations take place in Duncan McArthur Hall on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Weekend Breakfasts and Lunches

Breakfast and lunch are provided both Saturday and Sunday in our conference room in Duncan McArthur Hall.

Recruiter Meet and Greet

The Royal Bank of Canada and Trowbridge Professional Corporation cosponsor this Meet and Greet reception on Thursday, January 26 from 4-6 pm at the Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront. More details available upon arrival.

Candidate and Recruiter Wine and Cheese

A Wine and Cheese reception, sponsored by Trowbridge Professional Corporation, will take place on Saturday afternoon, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the Education Library.

TORF Banquet

Beginning at 6:30, on Saturday, January 28. Reception and dinner for administrators and TORF staff in the Grandview Room, Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront.

Location and Travel Arrangements

Queen's University is located in Kingston, Ontario which is approximately halfway between Toronto and Montreal, and is due north of Syracuse, NY. The city (pop. 123,000) is adjacent to the Thousand Islands Region and is a popular summer tourist area.

There are several daily flights each way on Air Canada, between Kingston and Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Excellent train service (a 2.0-2.5 hour trip) is available with VIA Rail from downtown Toronto, downtown Montreal, and from Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Other possibilities are car rental or limousine service at the Toronto, Montreal or Syracuse airports. We can advise on travel arrangements.

Future Dates
  • TORF 2018: January 26-28, 2018 (30th Anniversary)
  • TORF 2019: January 25-27, 2019

Contact Us

If you are interested in attending TORF but have not received an invitation, please contact: