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Why Work for Us
Why Work for Us

Thank you for your interest in a career with York Region District School Board. We have a lot to offer—here’s why you should consider working at YRDSB: 

Excellent Salary and Benefits 

There are many reasons to consider the York Region District School Board. Our salaries are among the top in Ontario for teachers and other professionals—we attract the very best staff, and we pay them accordingly. Our benefits packages are also very comprehensive and generous. 

Wide Range of Career​ Opportunities 

We offer a wide variety of career opportunities—not only for teachers, but also for office staff, caretakers l  and maintenance staff (skilled in various trades), administrative staff, computer and technology experts, social workers, psychologists and much more. 

We also provide our staff with excellent training and opportunities for professional and personal growth and advancement. 

For a snapshot of the supports available to YRDSB staff members, visit our Accessibility and Accommodations webpage. 

A Great Place to ​Work 

We’re committed to equitable job opportunities for all individuals, and we make every effort to make sure our workplace is caring and inclusive.  

A Great Place to ​Live 

York Region is a great place to live and work. Located within the Greater Toronto Area, you can choose to live relatively affordably in a city, small town or rural setting—all within easy commuting distance of work. 

York Region also offers excellent recreational facilities, housing, shopping, public transportation, a and community college campuses—and much more. 

Our Commitm​ent to Equity

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.  We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community.  Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex.  We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion.  Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process.  When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc.  We will provide accommodations during the hiring process.  If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process.  All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.

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