Ontario Program in Shanghai

The key benefits of teaching in a F.I.E.C. Ontario program

  1. Gaining valuable experience using the Ontario curriculum and Growing Success towards future teaching careers in Canada

  2. Sharpening Ontario curriculum teaching, assessment and evaluation skills

  3. Working as a team with Ontario Principals, curriculum designers, a group of Canadian teachers

  4. Planning with a team of teaching partners

  5. Receiving immediate support from a Foresight site administrator n campus


Job Positions

Primary (Grades 1-4) – ESL Teachers

Why Shanghai

While being one of the largest cities in the world, Shanghai is also a city full of rich, ancient culture.  It is a city known for its unique and delicious food, with cuisine from practically every other region in the world. Shanghai has state of the art architecture, incredible restaurants and interesting history and attractions.   It is also a very convenient, and also cost affordable, starting point to travel to other countries.  Our experience is foreign teachers who have worked in Shanghai highly recommend the experience.



The ESL teacher will be responsible for providing daily instruction from both the Ontario curriculum and the Taiwanese curriculum.  Ontario’s Growing Success philosophy is utilized for assessment and evaluation.  The successful candidate will create a supportive yet challenging English learning environment that is modeled on the Ontario classroom experience, employing methods such as individualized instruction and assessment for, as, and of learning. While the local education model may focus on repetition and memorization of vocabulary, in the ESL program students will learn English through meaningful, authentic, engaging and fun activities.  They will become proficient and confident enough to employ their English language skills in any situation.

The successful candidate must be able to work effectively as a member of a team to support student success.  Teachers will co-plan and have opportunities to meet regularly with colleagues to implement the program.  Collaboration with other teachers, administration, parents, students and F.I.E.C. is necessary to ensure alignment of philosophy and curriculum implementation. 


- Bachelor degree

- Teacher certification

- At least 2 Years relevant Teaching experience

What else can you expect from Foresight

  1. Early sign-up bonus

  2. Round-trip airfare paid for by Foresight

  3. Accommodation provided in teacher dorms on school campus.

  4. Teachers who sign a contract by mid April will receive a return airfare ticket during the school holiday, to one of;  Taiwan, Japan or Korea.

  5. Those who sign a 2 year contract - upon initial signing, will receive a return airfare ticket in both years, as well as a cash bonus

  6. Teachers’ Orientation in the Greater Toronto Area before departure

  7. Visa application assistance

  8. Airport pick-up arrangement

  9. Regular Mandarin classes

  10. Regular gathering dinners

  11. Travel packages – 4 one-day excursions


Application Process

To join the Foresight Team, please submit the following as part of the application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Cover letter

  2. Résumé

  3. 3 referees, with at least 2 being supervisors, one of which is preferably an administrator, all who have observed the candidate in an educational setting

Following review of the above, candidates may move forward to the interview stage.