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How To Apply
How To Apply

​There are two ste​p​s to the application process:

1.) Pre-Application Process with BetterEducate. See also: Quick Reference Guide​


This video will demonstrate how to access the Better Educate Platform required as part the YRDSB Vice Principal and Principal Application process. (video run time: 27 minutes)


2.) Register and Apply to the Job Posting through Apply to Education (this includes uploading your My Leadership Profile from BetterEducate into the Resume section on Apply to Education)


See details for each step below.

More information about the Vice-Principal Hiring Process and Timelines is available.


1. Pre-A​pplication Process (BetterEducate)

  • Candidates are required to create an account in BetterEducate by creating a Username and Password in order to access required documents for the application process.
  • Candidates will then be able to log into in order to access their dashboard where the “My Leadership Profile” is located.  
  • The completion and submission of the candidate's “My Leadership Profile” will inform the application as part of the selection process through the demonstration of the candidate's leadership actions and corresponding evidence of impact.
  • Please note that a resume and cover letter is not submitted as part of the application process, as the completion of the candidate’s “My Leadership Profile” replaces this through identification of leadership experiences and evidence of impact.
  • The newly-created YRDSB Leadership Framework Self-Assessment Tool which is located on the candidates BetterEducate Dashboard and can serve as a useful tool for candidates to reflect on their leadership actions and impact as they prepare for the selection process. Please Note: that completion of this tool is not a requirement and is not submitted as part of the selection process. Candidates are encouraged to use this resource as part of their preparation for the selection process.


2. Application to Posting (Janu​ary 25 – February 3, 2021) through Apply to Education


  • After Candidates complete their “My Leadership Profile” on BetterEducate, candidates download and save the PDF document to their computer.
  • Create a profile on Apply to Education.
  • Once the ATE profile has been completed, candidates will then upload their saved “Leadership Profile” PDF to the Resume link on Apply to Education.
  •  More details will be provided at the Information Session on January 13, 2021 and at the Leadership Development Workshop #1 (Preparing your Application) on January 20, 2021.
  • Selection Team will review all applications for eligibility by criteria and determine a list of candidates to move forward to Stage Two. 



Steps to Register with A​pply to Education (ATE) and to Apply to the Job Posting

To register and apply for a job posting, you must complete all four (4) steps:

1.)  Register with Apply to Education (registration is completed through the ATE website​).

2.) Complete a Portfolio (e.g. personal information, work experience, professional supervisory references, etc.).

    • Upload Better Educate documents before applying for the Vice-Principal Job Posting form to ATE portfolio.

3.)  View and Apply to a Job Posting(s) (Apply to position once you have your Better Educate documents completed and ready to upload).

4.) Verify that you have applied to the correct job posting in the job application log.


Setting Up Job Alerts on App​ly to Education (ATE)

Forgot P​assword?

  • If you forgot your username and/or password, click on ‘Forgot Your Login?
  • Your details will be emailed to you

For questions about Apply to Education, call: 1-877-900-5627 or Email:​​

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