Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair

TORF is the recruiting fair of choice in Canada for many independent, accredited international schools.

Queen's University Faculty of Education has been inviting International Schools to recruit Canadian Teachers since 1986. In 1989, Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair (TORF) was established by the Faculty of Education. Since then, we have placed thousands of teachers in schools in hundreds of countries. Organized by educators for educators, TORF and TOPS create inspiring opportunities for personal, professional and organizational growth.

Mission: To provide a collegial and supportive environment in which outstanding, innovative educators are partnered with leading international schools.

TORF January 2018 pointing at a globe of the world

Information & Registration

Teachers Attending TORF

Teach abroad to enhance your professional skills and to gain a new perspective while also discovering new parts of the world.

International Schools Attending TORF

TORF is an opportunity for administrators in accredited international schools to hire Canadian teachers.*School registration is by invitation.

32nd Annual TORF 

On-site fair- January 23 - 26, 2020

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.

On-Line - Year Round

TORF also provides an on-line 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 database 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!