Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

For International Schools

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.

32nd Annual TORF - January 23-26, 2020

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  • 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.

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.

School Registration

Attendance at TORF is by invitation only. Registration instructions will be emailed to schools who have accepted our invitation. Invitations will be going out in early October.

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 (~125)

  • 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 (~125)

  • 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

Schools which have completed the registration process and paid their fees will have access to our candidate profiles and documents. We hope to begin registration in October.

Hard copies of candidates’ files will be available in the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, as of Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 8:00 am.

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.


Queen's University takes stewardship of the recruiting process seriously and require that the following guidelines are implemented by all school representatives who recruit through TORF and TOPS.

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

Fair Information


Thursday, January 23

Registration and Access to Candidate Files (hard copies)

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront.

Recruiter Meet and Greet

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront. Sponsored by The Royal Bank of Canada and Trowbridge Professional Corporation. More details available upon arrival.

Friday, January 24

Registration and Access to Candidate Files (hard copies)

  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront.

Opening Session

  • 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of Duncan McArthur Hall, Queen's University. A shuttle service is provided between the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront and Duncan McArthur Hall. More details upon arrival.

Interview Sign-Up Session

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm in the Gymnasium of Duncan McArthur Hall, Queen's University.

Saturday, January 25

Breakfast and Lunch

  • 6:30 am - 9:00 am and 11:30 am - 2:00 pm in the conference room in Duncan McArthur Hall.

Interviews and School Presentations

  • 7:00 am to 5:30 pm throughout Duncan McArthur Hall. 

Candidate and Recruiter Wine and Cheese

TORF Banquet

  • Beginning at 6:30 in the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront.

Sunday, January 26


  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am in the conference room in Duncan McArthur Hall.

Interview Follow-Up and Presentations

  • 7:00 am - 2:00 pm throughout Duncan McArthur Hall. 
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. 124,000) 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
  • 33rd TORF January 28-31, 2021

Contact Us

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