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About Working With Us

Our employees are the backbone of the Halifax Regional Centre for Education system. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to employing people who represent the diverse communities we serve. The HRCE serves over 57,000 students in 135 schools across our region. We offer excellent career opportunities with competitive wages, comprehensive health and dental benefits, defined benefit pension plans and potential for professional growth and development.

Whether you are a teacher, custodian, administrative assistant, registered tradesperson or finance professional we invite you to explore our current job opportunities in both our school locations and central office. We update our job postings every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. so be sure to add our site to your Favorites and check it on a regular basis.

The Halifax Regional Centre for Education employs more than 11,000 full-time, part-time and casual employees within four union groups (NSTU, CUPE, NSGEU, NSUPE) and a non-union group, PEG (Professional Employees Group). To access the collective agreements for any of the unions representing our employees click here.

The HRCE maintains casual pools (substitute lists) for our custodian, educational program assistant, library support specialist, lunch monitor, school secretary and teacher positions to provide short term coverage to schools when permanent staff are away. Substitutes fill in for day-to-day assignments on an as needed basis. Click here to access information on our non-teaching and teaching substitute lists.

In accordance with Nova Scotia's Provincial Student Protection Policy, all new employees are required to provide the following documents before commencing employment with our regional education centre.

NOTE: Teachers are also required to have a Nova Scotia Teacher's Certificate to teach in Nova Scotia. To learn more about Teacher Certification click here.