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New Substitutes

New Substitute Teachers

The Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) has hundreds of substitute assignments daily in our 135 schools. Choose where you work and how often you work. Full-time hours are a possibility with many schools being within a close commute. The daily rate of pay is $196.23.

The turnaround time from application to beginning work is very quick. Once you submit your new hire documents you can typically be working within a week.

Applicants with a Bachelor of Education and a NS Teachers Certificate must follow the steps below to be considered for substitute teaching:

1. Apply online to the competition number noted on the Substitute Teacher job posting. You are required to create and submit an online resume to apply. Please ensure the information on your resume is accurate and up to date as your qualifications will be reviewed.

2. Deliver the following documentation to Human Resource Services reception desk at 33 Spectacle Lake Drive in Dartmouth during the hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (partial submissions will not be accepted):

  • Two written references from individuals who have observed the quality of your teaching (i.e. cooperation teacher, principal or university supervisor/advisor)
  • Six-digit professional number issued by NS Teacher Certification or copy of NS Teacher’s Certificate
  • An original or copy of original course transcripts from your University or College in support of your teaching license and BEd 
  • Void Cheque or Direct Deposit Form from your Banking Institution
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Check obtained from your local Police/RCMP Department or at . Must be issued within the past six months.
  • Child Abuse Registry Search Results available online through the Department of Community Services here. You will be mailed your CAR results to provide to HRCE as part of your new hire package. Must be issued within the past six months.
  • You must log onto the online New Employee Orientation to obtain access to the additional forms required. Log into your myHRCE account and choose the "New Employee Orientation" link in the dropdown menu to the right of the page, then click on the "First Things First" link

When all documentation has been collected and verified, we begin the process to activate you to Aesop, an automated substitute placement service provided by Frontline Placement Technologies which uses integrated internet and telephone technologies to assist School Administrators in the process of securing Substitute Teachers.

Once you have been activated, we will email your login information including your Aesop ID and PIN number. You will then be able to personalize your Aesop account by selecting your preferred schools and managing your call times and availability.

For information on AESOP (Substitute Placement System), click here

For Frequently Asked Questions, click here

NOTE: Candidates wishing to teach French must also complete a successful interview with the HRCE French Program Consultants who will assess the candidate's competency in French (oral and written). This is coordinated through the French Department. Book an appointment by completing the following form .