Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair and Placement Services

TORF is the recruiting fair of choice for Canadian teachers and international schools around the world.

Due to COVID-19, TORF 2021 is being offered online through our Teachers' Overseas Placement Services (TOPS).

TORF is a face-to-face component of our Teachers’ Overseas Recruitment Services (TOPS), which is offered online throughout the year to Canadian teachers, new and experienced, interested in launching their international teaching career.

Queen's University Faculty of Education has been inviting international schools to recruit Canadian teachers since 1989 as part of TORF. We have successfully placed thousands of teachers in schools around the world.

TORF is an annual on-site recruiting fair that allows teachers to have face-to-face interviews with independent, accredited international schools, and to sign contracts. The fair takes place at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, every year at the end of January. During the fair, teachers are introduced to the international schools through formal school presentations, interview sign-up session, as well as a networking reception. During the fair, international school administrators interview teachers for various teaching jobs. Our expert career advisors are available to coach teachers on making the decision to go abroad to teach. As a not-for-profit educational organization, we also provide valuable professional development opportunities for teachers and school administrators throughout the TORF weekend.

Mission: To be a portal for Canadian teachers, new and experienced, to launch their overseas teaching careers with leading international schools worldwide, and to create opportunities for professional and organizational growth.

TORF January 2018 pointing at a globe of the world

Information & Registration

Teachers Attending TOPS

Teach abroad to advance your teaching career and to gain international perspective while discovering new parts of the world.

International Schools Attending TOPS

TOPS is an opportunity for administrators in accredited international schools to hire Canadian teachers, new and experienced.

33rd Annual TORF 

On-site fair - January, 2022

TORF provides an on-site, three-day venue that allows teachers to have face-to-face interviews with international school administrators, and to sign contracts. We have impressive placement statistics and offer candidate support that is equal to none.​

We are renowned for our collegial and cooperative atmosphere and for our personal touch. Our planning committee consists of Queen’s faculty, staff, students and alumni, who are all committed to international education. Our attention to detail and on-site support are designed to support teachers as they make important decisions. As a not-for-profit educational organization, we also provide valuable professional development opportunities for teachers and school administrators throughout the TORF weekend.

Online - Year Round

TOPS provides an online service that allows teachers and international school administrators to connect virtually and complete the hiring process. Candidates and schools have the same access to the hiring portal as those attending the on-site fair.  

  • Teacher in an interview with International School Recruiter TORF 2018

    TORF provides an opportunity for teachers to have face-to-face interviews with international schools. 

  • Teachers and International School representatives at TORF 2018

    Network with other teachers and administrators from all over the world.

  • Introduction presentation at TORF 2018

    Discover international teaching opportunities at independent, accredited international schools.

  • Teacher with their Signed Contract

    Many contracts are offered and signed on the weekend of the fair.

  • International flags of TORF 2018

    We're looking forward to receiving your application to TORF and TOPS!