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					               Ontario
               College of
               Teachers
               2009
               Registration
               Guide




Teachers of a Native Language
   Congratulations on choosing teaching as your profession.

   The College is the self-regulatory body for the province’s teaching profes-
   sion. It is our responsibility to ensure that those who apply for a licence to
   teach are qualified.

   The following pages contain a registration form and detailed information to
   guide you through the registration process.

   If you have any questions, please visit our web site at www.oct.ca, e-mail us
   at info@oct.ca or call Client Services at 416-961-8800 or toll-free in Ontario
   at 1-888-534-2222.


   Sincerely,




   Brian P. McGowan
   Registrar




   This guide is for teacher candidates enrolled in a three-part program for teachers
   of a Native Language at a faculty of education in Ontario.

   Requirements may change without notice.




Ontario College of Teachers   Client Services
121 Bloor Street East         416-961-8800
Toronto ON M4W 3M5            Toll-free in Ontario 1-888-534-2222
www.oct.ca                    info@oct.ca
Ta b Le O f C O NTe NTS

How to Register ............................................................... 1

Translation Requirements .............................................. 1

Requirements for Teachers of a
Native Language .............................................................. 2

Required Documents and Descriptions ........................ 3

Documents you need to submit to the College

2009 Registration Form ................................................... 8

Proof of Identity .............................................................. 3

Proof of Change of Name (if applicable)....................... 3

Canadian Employment Authorization .......................... 3

Canadian Criminal Record Check Report ................... 3

Registration Fees ............................................................. 4

Applicant’s Declaration ................................................ 12

Documents institutions must submit for you

Teacher Education Transcript ....................................... 4

Other Academic Transcripts (if applicable).................. 4

additional document requirements for teachers
authorized to teach outside Ontario

Teaching Certificate (if applicable) ............................... 5

Statement of Professional Standing (if applicable) ...... 5
HOw TO R eG i S Te R                                          T R a N S L a T i O N R eq u i R em eN TS
To register with the Ontario College of Teachers, you         To make it easier to match your documents to your
must satisfy the basic requirements for certification in      records and speed up the application process, please
Ontario.                                                      arrange to have an English or French covering letter
                                                              included with any aboriginal or foreign-language docu-
You will need to submit the completed and signed              ment. This letter should include your name in English
registration form, all required documents and fees.           or French and College registration number (if appli-
The College will evaluate your qualifications and, if you     cable).
satisfy the requirements set out in this guide, you will be
issued your licence to teach.                                 When the College receives official documents from the
                                                              granting institution, we will send copies to you. You
See Requirements for Teachers of a Native Language            must arrange for official translation. Once you have
on page 2.                                                    the copies translated, please submit the aboriginal or
                                                              foreign-language document along with the translated
The College will process your application for member-         version.
ship once we receive:
•	 your	completed	and	signed	registration	form                If you require an original translation for other pur-
•	 all	the	documents	you	are	required	to	submit	with	         poses, you may want to ask the translator to issue you
    your registration                                         two copies as all documents submitted to the College
•	 all	the	documents	you	are	required	to	arrange	to	          become the property of the College.
    have sent directly to the College from the granting
    institutions or licensing authorities                     Original translations will be accepted only from:
•	 approved	translations	of	all	foreign-language	docu-        •	 a	translator	accredited	by	a	professional	associa-
    ments, if applicable                                          tion of translators in Canada
•	 all	fees.                                                  •	 a	translator	who	has	received	accreditation	
                                                                  through a federal, provincial or municipal govern-
Your application will be valid for two years. If, at the          ment in Canada
end of that time, the College has not received all the        •	 the	consulate,	high	commission	or	embassy	to	
documents required, the College will evaluate your                Canada of the country that issued the documents
application based on the available information and tell       •	 a	Canadian	embassy,	consulate	or	high	commission	
you which additional steps you need to take to become             in the country from which you emigrated.
certified.
                                                              To obtain the name of an accredited translator, contact
all applicants                                                the Association of Translators and Interpreters of
The College is unable to waive requirements for any           Ontario (ATIO) at 1-800-234-5030 or 613-241-2846
documents. If you apply and are unable to complete            (e-mail: info@atio.on.ca; web site: www.atio.on.ca)
your registration, the College does not refund fees.
                                                              If the ATIO is unable to provide a translator for the
All documents submitted to the College become the             language you need, contact COSTI -IIAS Immigrant
property of the College. Please make copies of docu-          Services at 416-658-1600, info@costi.org or
ments before you submit them. We are unable to                www.costi.org to arrange for acceptable translation.
return submitted documents.
                                                              All acceptable translations must be accompanied by an
The College does not consider or accept assessments of        original statement indicating:
your qualifications made by other organizations.              •	 the	translation	is	accurate	and	authentic	
                                                              •	 the	translator	belongs	to	one	of	the	categories	
The College may request additional documents beyond               listed above (identification number and/or seal,
the requirements in this guide. Occasionally we require           name, address and telephone number required)
clarification regarding submitted documents.                  •	 printed	name	and	signature	of	the	translator.	




1   ONTariO COllEgE Of TEaChErS
Requi R e m eN T S fO R                                    College will convert your Certificate of Qualifica-
Tea CH e R S O f a N aTi v e                               tion (Limited, Restricted) to a Certificate of Quali-
                                                           fication (Restricted), renewed annually, which is
La NGuaG e
                                                           your licence to teach. There is no fee for conver-
1. Complete the first part of a three-part Native lan-     sion of your certificate. But it will be necessary for
   guage teacher education program.                        you to pay the annual membership fee to ensure
                                                           your certificate stays in good standing.
    To enter this program, you will need to prove you
    are fluent in an Algonquian or Iroquoian language.     Note: If you were unable to complete the re-
    Contact the faculty for details.                       quired two years (two times 194 days of teaching
                                                           experience) of teaching between the parts of your
2. Apply to the College using this guide. Submit all       three-part program, you will need to complete that
   required documents and fees with the application        requirement to obtain a Certificate of Qualifica-
   form found in this guide. There are other docu-         tion (Restricted).
   ments that must be sent directly from the granting
   institutions including faculties of education. Please   Within the two years of teaching, your faculty will
   see the Summary on Page 6.                              designate a minimum of 40 days as practice teach-
                                                           ing. The faculty must report this experience to the
3. a. When the College receives an official transcript     College for this certificate to be issued.
   and confirmation directly from your faculty that
   you have successfully completed the first session of    Please note you must maintain your membership
   your teacher education program, you will receive        with the College in good standing for the period
   a Certificate of Qualification (Limited, Restricted)    in which it takes you to accumulate this successful
   that allows you to teach an aboriginal language. This   teaching experience. If you are not able to accumu-
   certificate will be valid for one year.                 late this experience, you must request an exten-
                                                           sion of your Certificate of Qualification (Limited,
    b. After you have received this certificate, it is     Restricted) by supplying a current job offer and a
    expected that you will teach between the first and     written request to extend your certificate. Contact
    second parts of your three-part program.               the College for details.

4. a. Successfully complete the second part of your        Three-part program teaching experience flow-
   three-part teacher education program.                   chart on how to become Teachers of a Native
                                                           Language:
    When the College receives an official transcript
    and confirmation directly from your faculty that
    you have completed the second session, the
    College will extend your certificate for one year at
    no cost to you. However, it will be necessary for
    you to pay the annual membership fee to ensure
    your certificate stays in good standing.

    b. After your certificate has been extended, it is
    expected that you will teach between the second
    and third parts of your three-part program.

5. Successfully complete the third part of your three-
   part teacher education program.

    When the College receives an official transcript
    and confirmation directly from your faculty that
    you have completed the final session, the




                                                              TEaChErS Of a NaTivE laNguagE — 2009             2
Requi Re D DO C u m eN T S aN D                               OR
D e SCR ipTi O NS                                             •		 the	front	and	back	of	your	permanent	resident		
                                                                  card or Record of Landing form.
You must submit the following documents with your
application. Some requirements may not apply to you.      5. Canadian Criminal Record Check Report - The
                                                             College requires all new applicants to provide orig-
1. 2009 Registration form - See page 8. Be sure              inal signed reports of criminal record checks with
   you sign and date the Applicant’s Declaration on          their applications for membership and to complete
   page 12.                                                  an Applicant’s Declaration (page 12) about their
                                                             suitability for registration. The two requirements
2. proof of identity - To complete your registration,        provide increased protection for students and help
   the College requires proof of your identity - a copy      ensure that teachers are worthy of the trust placed
   of an official document that shows your full legal        in them by students, parents and colleagues.
   first, middle and last names at birth and the date
   and place of birth.                                        You may obtain a criminal record check report
                                                              from a local, regional or national police service.
     All applicants must submit a photocopy of one or         There are also companies that will arrange for
     more of the following documents that includes all        a criminal record check report on your behalf
     of the information above:                                through an agreement with a local police service.
	    •		 birth	certificate                                    You may wish to conduct a web search to identify
	    •		 Canadian	or	foreign	passport	(must	include			        the police service or company that can assist you in
          middle names)                                       obtaining this report.
	    •		 Certificate	of	Indian	Status
	    •		 certificate	of	baptism	if	born	in	Québec	or		        Whichever method you use, the report must in-
          Newfoundland and Labrador (prior to January         dicate that a search was done using the Canadian
          1994)                                               Police Information Centre (CPIC) database.
	    •		 Canadian	Immigration	Record	and	Visa	or		
          Record of Landing (front and back)                  The original signed Canadian criminal record
		   •		 Permanent	Resident	Card	(front	and	back)             check report must also not be older than six
                                                              months from the date the College receives it.
     Drivers’ licences, Ontario Health Cards and Cana-
     dian Citizenship Cards are NOT acceptable proof          Your full name listed on the registration form,
     of identity documents.                                   proof of identity document(s) and change of
                                                              name document(s) (if applicable) must match the
3. proof of Name Change (if applicable) - Mar-
                                                              name(s) appearing on the criminal record check
   riage is the most common reason for name chang-
                                                              report and the report must indicate that a search
   es. If you changed your name when you married,
                                                              was completed on all names you are currently us-
   please send a photocopy of your marriage certifi-
                                                              ing or have used in the past.
   cate.
                                                              The College considers and assesses each positive
     If you have legally changed your name, please send
                                                              criminal record check report individually. A crimi-
     a photocopy of either:
                                                              nal record does not mean that you are automati-
	    •		 the	change	of	name	certificate
                                                              cally ineligible for certification by the College.
	    •		 the	court	order	that	changed	your	name.

4. Canadian employment authorization                          If you have answered “yes” to any of the questions
   (if applicable) - If you are not a Canadian citizen,       in the Applicant’s Declaration, be sure to provide
   submit a photocopy of:                                     a signed, detailed explanation of the events.
	  •		 a	valid	work	permit	issued	by	the	federal			           All applicants must provide full details of any
        government indicating you are not restricted          criminal offence in any jurisdiction.
        from working in a school environment




3    ONTariO COllEgE Of TEaChErS
    Providing false or incomplete information to the            If you earned your undergraduate and/or gradu-
    Ontario College of Teachers is considered an act            ate academic degrees outside Canada and United
    of professional misconduct and grounds for the              States, arrange for a letter to be sent directly to
    rejection of your application.                              the College with the institution’s seal and the
                                                                signature of the registrar verifying:
6. fees - The non-refundable fee of $260 includes
   your $140 registration fee, your $120 annual mem-            •		 your	name	as	it	appears	on	your	Ontario	
   bership fee, and any applicable GST.                             College of Teachers registration form
                                                            	   •		 the	hours	of	study	for	each	course	according	to		
    You may mail in your payment with your applica-                 each term or year of study
    tion by:                                                	   •		 the	name	of	the	degree	and	the	date	on	which		
	   •		 including	a	cheque	or	money	order	made	out		                it was granted.
        to the Ontario College of Teachers (postdated
        cheques are not acceptable)
	   •		 using	a	VISA,	MasterCard	or	AMEX.	Include
        the cardholder’s name, number and expiry
        date on your registration form. Do not mail
        cash.

    You may pay at the College walk-in counter from
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, using any
    form of payment, including cash (Canadian funds
    only), cheque or debit card. Fees are subject to
    change.



DOCum eN T S i N S Ti T uT i O N S
muST S ubm i T f O R yO u
1. program of Teacher education - Ask that your
   official teacher education record or transcripts be
   sent directly to the College. These must have the
   institution’s seal and signature of the registrar.
   Transcripts should include the hours completed in
   each course.

    Your faculty of education will send verification that
    you have completed part one of your three-part
    teacher education program and recommend that you
    be granted a Certificate of Qualification (Limited,
    Restricted).

2. academic qualifications (if applicable) - Ask that
   your official post-secondary academic record or
   transcripts be sent directly to the College. These
   must have the institution’s seal and signature of
   the registrar. Transcripts should include the hours
   completed in each course.




                                                                   TEaChErS Of a NaTivE laNguagE — 2009            4
aDDiTiONa L DO C u m eN T
RequiRem eN T S fO R
T eaCH e RS a uT H O Ri z e D T O
T ea CH OuTS i De O NTaRi O
If you were authorized to teach in a jurisdiction
outside of Ontario before you did your teacher
education program in Ontario, you need to submit
these additional documents.

1. Teaching Certificate(s) - Submit a photocopy of
   your teaching certificate from all jurisdictions where
   you are or have been authorized to teach. This ap-
   plies even if you have never taught in those jurisdic-
   tions.

2. Statement of professional Standing - A State-
   ment of Professional Standing is a letter from a
   licensing institution, such as an education minis-
   try, that says your right to teach has never been
   suspended, revoked or cancelled. This requirement
   applies even if you never actually taught in those
   jurisdictions.

    See the College web site (www.oct.ca g Interna-
    tionally Educated Teachers g Required Docu-
    ments g Statements of Professional Standing) for
    more information.

    You will need to arrange to have this statement
    sent to the College by each jurisdiction outside of
    Ontario in which you have been certified to teach.
    The statement cannot be older than one year from
    the date the College receives it.




5   ONTariO COllEgE Of TEaChErS
    SummaRy Of ReGiSTRaTiON & SuppORTiNG DOCumeNTS
what you need to submit
  1. Original registration form — completed and signed. See page 8. Be sure to sign the applicant’s Declara-
     tion. See page 12.

  2. Photocopy of proof of identity (proof of your full legal name first, middle and last names at birth and the
     date and place of birth). See page 3.

  3. Proof of change of name, if applicable. See page 3.

  4. Photocopy of employment authorization, if you are not a Canadian citizen. See page 3.

  5. Original signed Canadian criminal record check report. See page 3.

  6. fees of $260. See page 4.

To complete your registration, you must arrange for the following information to be sent directly to
the College from the granting institution.

  1. Official teacher education transcript. See page 4.

  2. Official degree transcript(s), if applicable. See page 4.

additional document requirements if you are authorized to teach outside of Ontario

  1. Photocopy of teaching certificate(s) from all jurisdictions outside Ontario. See page 5.

  2. Statement of Professional Standing from each jurisdiction other than Ontario where you
     are or have been qualified to teach. See page 5.




                                                                 TEaChErS Of a NaTivE laNguagE — 2009              6
                                  Notes




7   ONTariO COllEgE Of TEaChErS
              Ontario College of Teachers
                2009 Registration form
                           for
             Teachers of a Native Language

     Complete forms in full and mail or bring with required documents and fees to:

                             Ontario College of Teachers
                               121 Bloor Street East
                              Toronto ON M4W 3M5

       n Please print clearly in black or blue ink.

    	 n Faxes or photocopies of this form are not acceptable. This
          form is also available on the College web site at www.oct.ca.

       n Requirements may change without notice.




                        for more information, please call:
                                   Client Services
                                    416-961-8800
                        Toll-free in Ontario 1-888-534-2222
                                     info@oct.ca

                    Providing false or incomplete information to the
            Ontario College of Teachers may place your licence to teach in
                                  Ontario in jeopardy.
              The College is unable to waive requirements for documents.
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                                                   TEaChErS Of a NaTivE laNguagE — 2009   8
                                                     2009
Name (please ensure all names match the names on your proof of identity documentation and your
criminal record check report)




CurrENT laST NaME (surname)                            CurrENT firST NaME (given name)




MiDDlE NaME(S)                                         COMMON firST NaME (Name you are known by)

Former Names


laST NaME aT BirTh (if different from above)           firST NaME aT BirTh (if different from above)



MiDDlE NaME aT BirTh (if different from above)



fOrMEr laST NaME (if changed)                          fOrMEr firST NaME (if changed)



fOrMEr MiDDlE NaME (if changed)



o additional entries submitted on a separate page.


peRSONaL iNfORmaTiON


DaTE Of BirTh (day/month/year)                         CaNaDiaN SOCial iNSuraNCE NuMBEr

                                                       gENDEr
COuNTry Of BirTh                                       o MalE     o fEMalE

                                                       laNguagE Of COrrESPONDENCE
COuNTry Of CiTizENShiP
                                                       o ENgliSh      o frENCh

aDDReSS


hOME MailiNg aDDrESS                                   aPT.#/ P.O. BOx/rr#



CiTy                           PrOviNCE/STaTE          COuNTry                               POSTal CODE



(arEa CODE) hOME TElEPhONE                             (arEa CODE) WOrk TElEPhONE


E-Mail aDDrESS




9      ONTariO COllEgE Of TEaChErS
                                                         2009
    pROGRam Of TeaCHeR eDuCaTiON

    NaME Of DEgrEE/CErTifiCaTE graNTED Or TO BE graNTED                     DaTES aTTENDED (MM/yy — MM/yy)



    NaME Of iNSTiTuTiON                                                     PrOviNCE/STaTE, COuNTry



    DEgrEE/CErTifiCaTE graNTED Or TO BE graNTED                             DaTES aTTENDED (MM/yy — MM/yy)



    NaME Of iNSTiTuTiON                                                     PrOviNCE/STaTE, COuNTry

    o additional entries submitted on a separate page.




    aCaDemiC quaLifiCaTiONS (if applicable)


    NaME Of DEgrEE/CErTifiCaTE graNTED                                      DaTES aTTENDED (MM/yy — MM/yy)



    uNivErSiTy/iNSTiTuTiON                                                  PrOviNCE/STaTE, COuNTry




    NaME Of DEgrEE/CErTifiCaTE graNTED                                      DaTES aTTENDED (MM/yy — MM/yy)



    uNivErSiTy/iNSTiTuTiON                                                  PrOviNCE/STaTE, COuNTry

    o additional entries submitted on a separate page.




    OTHeR pOSTSeCONDaRy STuDieS(for example, college of applied arts and technology or equivalant, if applicable)


    NaME Of DiPlOMa/CErTifiCaTE graNTED                                     DaTES aTTENDED (MM/yy — MM/yy)



    NaME Of iNSTiTuTiON                                                     PrOviNCE/STaTE, COuNTry
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                                                                   TEaChErS Of a NaTivE laNguagE — 2009             10
                                                                       2009
OTHeR pOSTSeCONDaRy STuDieS (coNtiNued )

NaME Of DiPlOMa/CErTifiCaTE graNTED                                                                   DaTES aTTENDED (MM/yy — MM/yy)



NaME Of iNSTiTuTiON                                                                                   PrOviNCE/STaTE, COuNTry

o additional entries submitted on a separate page.



SeCONDaRy SCHOOL eDuCaTiON (if applicable)


NaME Of DiPlOMa/CErTifiCaTE graNTED                                                                   DaTES aTTENDED (MM/yy — MM/yy)



SECONDary SChOOl WhErE DiPlOMa WaS OBTaiNED                                                           PrOviNCE/STaTE,COuNTry


TeaCHeR CeRTifiCaTiON iN ONTaRiO

have you ever previously applied for teacher certification in Ontario?                                o yes          o No



DaTE                                                 DaTE                                             DaTE


TeaCHeR CeRTifiCaTiON OuTSiDe Of ONTaRiO
if you are now or have been certified to teach in any province, state or country, list it here, along with the date on which certification was granted.




JuriSDiCTiON



CErTifiED/auThOrizED By                                                                               DaTE




JuriSDiCTiON



CErTifiED/auThOrizED By                                                                               DaTE
o additional entries submitted on a separate page.


Based on your teacher certification outside of Ontario, you must arrange for the College to receive a statement of
professional standing not older than one year from the date the College receives this statement from any jurisdiction
— other than Ontario — where you are or have been certified/authorized to teach. This is a statement sent directly to
the College from that jurisdiction’s licensing authority or department of education verifying that you were certified/
authorized to teach and that your certificate has never been suspended, cancelled or revoked. This requirement
applies even if you never actually taught in that jurisdiction.




11     ONTariO COllEgE Of TEaChErS
                                                                              2009

    aPPliCaNT’S DEClaraTiON
    Please answer Yes or No. For every Yes answer, please attach a complete, legible explanation that includes the
    full identification of the registration/licensing authority/organization concerned.

    1. Have you ever applied anywhere for authorization and/or certification to teach and
       had your application denied?                                                                                                   o    yes        o   No

    2. Have you ever — for any reason other than to avoid paying renewal fees — voluntarily
       surrendered your authorization and/or certification to teach?                                                                  o    yes        o   No

    3. Have you ever, in advance of an investigation or disciplinary proceeding,
       either voluntarily or involuntarily restricted your teaching practice?                                                         o    yes        o   No

    4. Have you ever been found guilty of professional misconduct or been found
       to be incompetent or incapacitated in relation to another profession?                                                          o    yes        o   No

    5. Have you ever agreed to a settlement or a resignation to avoid any proceeding or
       disciplinary action with respect to your professional conduct, competence or capacity?                                         o    yes        o   No

    6. Has there ever been or is there now an investigation or proceeding in respect
       of your professional conduct, competence or capacity in relation to the
       teaching profession in another jurisdiction, or in relation to another profession?                                             o    yes        o   No


    Criminal Record Declaration
    Please answer Yes or No. For every Yes answer, please attach a complete, legible explanation of the offence
    that includes the full identification of the police/court authority concerned.

    1. Have you ever been found guilty of a criminal offence?                                                                         o    yes        o   No

    2. Have you ever been found guilty of any offence relevant to your
       suitability to practise the profession?                                                                                        o    yes        o   No

    3. Are there any criminal charges pending against you?                                                                            o    yes        o   No

    i DeCLaRe THaT
    ...all information given on this application form is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. i understand that no qualifications assess-
    ment can be made until the College receives all required documents and that additional information may be required.

    i authorize the College to contact the educational institutions i attended and to receive any and all information from those institutions, teacher registra-
    tion/licensing bodies and police services that relate to my application for registration in Ontario. i understand that this information may be used by the
    College to determine if i will be registered or if any terms, conditions or limitations are required on my certificate.

    i understand that any information on the College’s public register about my teaching qualifications and status with the College will be acces-
    sible by the public.




    appLiCaNT SiGNaTuRe                                                             pRiNT fuLL Name


    DaTe (DD/mm/yy)
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13   ONTariO COllEgE Of TEaChErS
                                                                        2006
                                                                        2009
    feeS


    fees $260
    includes $140 registration fee and and $120 membership fee. also includes gST. fees are non-refundable and are subject to change.

    o Cheque         o Money Order         o Cash        o MasterCard         o viSa        o aMEx


                                                                  NaME ON CarD



                                                                 CarD NuMBEr                                                ExPiry DaTE

    you may pay by cheque, cash or by credit or debit card in person at the College walk-in centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to friday.

    Do not mail cash.
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Ontario College of Teachers            Client Services
121 Bloor Street East                  416-961-8800
Toronto ON M4W 3M5                     Toll-free in Ontario 1-888-534-2222
www.oct.ca                             info@oct.ca

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