Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Options Career Fair

Tuesday, January 6, 2021, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Options Career Fair, held annually in January at the Faculty of Education, aims to provide our B.Ed./Dip.Ed. candidates with information about career opportunities and application procedures. Options is for district school boards from Ontario and other provinces, and other Canadian and international organizations, to set up displays and hold presentations here in Duncan McArthur Hall, in order to reach as many teacher candidates as possible. This event is hosted by Education Career Services, with assistance from the Education Student Society.

Queen's B.Ed/Dip.Ed Candidates and Education Graduate Students:

Queen's teacher candidates, M.Ed. and PhD students are NOT required to register for the Options Career Fair. Teacher candidates​' class schedules will be adjusted for you to be able to attend this event. If you have any questions please contact our Careers and Employment Advisors, Education Career Services: edcareers@queensu.ca

School Boards and Organizations:

Options Career Fair is an invitational event for school boards and organizations. If you would like to attend, please contact our Careers and Employment Advisors, Education Career Services, for further information on registering your school board or organization:  edcareers@queensu.ca.

Invitations to Options 2021 will go out in October.

Registration Fees: Your school board or organization will be assessed a fee for participating, as follows:

  • Canadian School Boards: No charge
  • Not-for Profit Organizations: No charge
  • International Schools and Organizations: $250.00
  • Canadian Organizations: $250.00

Interview rooms: There are a limited number of interview rooms available at an additional fee. 

Not able to attend our annual options event? See other opportunities to hire our graduates and please contact us at ed.careers@queensu.ca to discuss alternative on-campus recruiting.

Attending School Boards and Organizations (2020)

Catholic School Boards

Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board www.alcdsb.on.ca
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario www.cdsbeo.on.ca
Durham Catholic District School Board www.dcdsb.ca
Halton Catholic District School Board  www.hcdsb.org
Ottawa Catholic School Board www.ocsb.ca
Peterborough Victoria Northumberland & Clarington  www.pvnccdsb.on.ca
Renfrew County Catholic District School Board www.rccdsb.edu.on.ca
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board www.smcdsb.on.ca
York Catholic District School Board www.ycdsb.ca

Public School Boards

Durham District School Board www.ddsb.ca
Halton District School Board www.hdsb.ca
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board www.hwdsb.on.ca
Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board www.hpedsb.on.ca
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board www.kprschools.ca
Keewatin Patricia District School Board www.kpdsb.on.ca
Limestone District School Board www.limestone.on.ca
Ottawa Carleton District School Board www.ocdsb.ca
Peel District School Board www.peelschools.org
Renfrew County District School Board www.rcdsb.on.ca
Toronto District School Board- Elementary www.tdsb.on.ca
Toronto district School Board - Secondary www.tdsb.on.ca
Upper Canada District School Board www.ucdsb.on.ca
Upper Grand District School Board www.ugdsb.on.ca
Waterloo Region District School Board www.wrdsb.ca
York Region District School Board www.yrdsb.ca

Other Canadian Schools and Organizations

Appleby College www.appleby.on.ca
Bark Lake Leadership Centre www.barklake.com
Boundless Adventures www.theboundlessschool.com
Central Quebec School Board www.cqsb.qc.ca
Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education www.ccrce.ca
Chilliwack School District www.sd33.bc.ca
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools www.redeemer.ab.ca
Conference of Independent Schools (Ontario) www.cisontario.ca
Cree School Board www.cscree.qc.ca
Eenchokay Birchstick School www.ebs-school.org
Greater Victoria School District 61 www.sd61.bc.ca
Kativik School Board www.kativik.qc.ca
Lakefield College School www.lcs.on.ca
North Vancouver School District #44 www.sd44.ca
Nunavut Department of Education www.sd44.ca
Prep Academy Tutors www.prepacademytutors.com
Prince Rupert School District 52 www.rupertschools.ca
Teach For Canada www.teachforcanada.ca
Teachers On Call- Tutoring www.teachersoncall.ca
Trinity College School www.tcs.on.ca
Western Quebec School Board https://westernquebec.ca/

International Schools and Organizations

ANZUK (UK) www.anzuk.education/ca
AtWork (USA) www.atwork.com/miami
Aurelia Education (UK) www.aureliaeducation.com
Canadian Connection (Korea) www.canconx.com
Chiltern Way Academy (UK) www.chilternway.org
Engage Education (UK) www.engage-education.com
Impact Teachers (UK) www.impactteachers.com
Internationella Engelska Skolan (Sweden) www.engelska.se
Leading Out (Australia, New Zealand) www.leadingout.net
Randstad Education (UK) www.randstadeducation.co.uk
RRRecruitment (UK) www.rrrecruitment.com
TeacherActive (UK) www.teacheractive.com
TimePlan Education Group Ltd. (UK) www.timeplan.com

Job Application Websites

Apply to Education (many Canadian School Boards) www.applytoeducation.com
Make a Future (Careers in BC Education) www.makeafuture.ca

Professional Development

Career Services, Queen's University www.careers.queensu.ca
Continuing Teacher Education www.coursesforteachers.ca
Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education, Queen's University www.educ.queensu.ca
Queen's University Education Library www.library.queensu.ca/locations/education-library
Event Information


A 6 foot table and display area will be provided for each school board or organization. It would be best to be set up by 9:30 a.m. If you have a large display to assemble, please let us know in advance so that we can provide some extra space. Presentations will be running concurrently in several classrooms.


We will have sandwiches and refreshments available in room B180 for school board/organization representatives. A cafeteria and vending machines are also within easy reach. 

Directions to the Faculty of Education, Queen's University

The Faculty of Education, Queen’s University is located in Duncan McArthur Hall, situated at the corner of Union Street and Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. in Kingston, Ontario. See Contact Us.


There is a pay-and-display parking lot in the front of Duncan McArthur Hall. Parking costs are $2 per hour.

If the front parking lot is full, please purchase a ticket from the machine in the front lot, then proceed to the back parking lot. 

Cancellation Policy

Please send notice of cancellation in writing to ed.careers@queensu.ca. There is no refund if an organization cancels or does not attend the fair.

Inclement Weather

Cancellation of this fair is highly unlikely and has not occurred. However, if severe weather conditions cause a closure of Queen’s University Campus, this Fair will be cancelled. Campus closures are posted on the central Queen’s website at www.queensu.ca. A cancellation will also be communicated directly to participating school boards and organizations as soon as possible. In the case of event cancellation, participating organizations will be offered, in lieu of and at no additional cost, registration at one of Faculty of Education Career Services’ future career fairs. No registration fee refunds will be issued. If the Fair is already in progress at the time of campus closure, there will be no refund or deferred registration. No refund will be issued if the Fair is in operation and an organization is unable to attend due to severe weather in their geographical region – in this case, our usual cancellation policy will apply. If possible, our staff will work with those affected to carry registration forward to a future career fair event.