Oakville Independent Schools represent a large employment sector in the community and have a significant impact on the quality of life and education base for future employers.

The OIS represents more than 777* employees and provides a long-term and stable employment base. The OIS also provides a vibrant employment hub for other businesses in Oakville and utilizes the services of an estimated 192 local contract workers, suppliers or services.

Why work at an Independent School?

Teachers at independent schools are offered a supportive and professional environment where faculty and staff are given the autonomy and resources to be effective and influential educators. Some of the reasons teachers choose to work at an independent school are:

  • Teachers have greater instructional autonomy;
  • Teachers are encouraged to not just instruct, but be collaborators and facilitators;
  • Teachers are supported and respected by colleagues and school heads;
  • Close-knit school communities that actively support achievement;
  • Teaching students is a collaborative approach that actively involves parents in both academic and extracurricular aspects;
  • Students come to an environment where they are expected to come prepared to learn.

All job listings are provided by OIS member schools. For more information about each listing, please contact the school directly.

Listing of jobs by school

Chisholm Academy

Since 1971, Chisholm has offered special education services to elementary and secondary students who require remediation, tutoring or accommodations or modifications to their programs.

Chisholm Academy Summer School currently requires Ontario Certified Teachers.  

  • Grades 1 through 12 in the remedial department and Grades 9 through 12 teaching high school credit.
  • All subject areas.

Please forward a copy of your resume to: hr@chisholmacademy.com.

Please visit www.chisholmacademy.com for more information.

MacLachlan College

MacLachlan College is an independent (Pre-K to Grade 12) co-educational school in Oakville, Ontario. We employ teachers who hold a university degree, Ontario Teaching Certification and are members in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. Our faculty is a vibrant, highly-qualified, multi-talented and dedicated team. Chosen not only for the high caliber of their teaching credentials, our teachers possess personal and professional qualities that contribute to the level of excellence and dynamic energy of the education we offer at MacLachlan. Many teachers possess specialties, which are applied at both the Lower and Upper School levels.

MacLachlan is a supportive, collaborative community and exceptional workplace dedicated to providing academic excellence to our students and professional development opportunities to our staff to maximize their potential as educators and mentors. We have a strong co-curricular emphasis and a global focus inspired by our International Baccalaureate programme.

MacLachlan invites applications for the following position:

  • IB-PYP Homeroom Teacher

Candidates must have an Ontario Teacher’s Certificate or equivalent, a minimum Level 1 IB-PYP qualification and relevant teaching experience.

Please e-mail your resumes by Wednesday, June 8, 2016 to Michael Piening, Head of School at mpiening@maclachlan.ca.

Kings Christian Collegiate

When a deep respect for self, the other, and the Creator are systemic to instruction and policy, we at King’s Christian Collegiate are convinced that both the learner and the school will flourish. If this is a compelling thought for you, if you have a deep understanding and passion for your subject areas, and if you are driven to test learning boundaries for student success, perhaps our views on teaching, learning and nurturing young women and men are a match.

Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

  • Math Teacher
  • Bible Teacher
  • Biology Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Geography Teacher
  • International Student Coordinator

Application packages will include an introductory letter, a resume, three professional references and a pastor’s reference, and copies of transcripts. These can be sent to the principal, Mr. John DeBoer. Due to the number of responses, selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Applications received until June 10, 2016. Position commences August 15, 2016.

Please visit: http://www.kingschristian.ca/about-kings/career-opportunities for job descriptions and further details.

Rotherglen School

Our Oakville Elementary Campus is currently seeking innovative and passionate educators to join our dynamic team of teachers for September 2016, for the following positions:

  • Grade 1 to 8 Physical Education Teacher/Athletics Coordinator (1.0 position)
  • Grade 4 to 8 Visual Arts Teacher (.8 position)
 Please visit www.rotherglen.com for job descriptions and application deadlines.

Teaching experience and qualifications in the subject area are preferred. Private school experience is an asset.

Applications should be emailed to opportunities@rotherglen.com, Attention: The Hiring Committee, and should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three references. As a condition of employment, a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.

We thank all candidates in advance; however,will only contact those selected for interview.  No phone calls please.

Rotherglen is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.


Note: Not all OIS member schools use this site for all employment listings.

*Statistics obtained from the Oakville Independent Schools economic impact statement 2007-2008.