Welcome OISE Alumni

Teaching overseas is an amazing adventure, providing opportunities to travel, expand your professional career, and be part of a global learning community. 

I graduated from the U of T Education program (the precursor to OISE) and worked as an LTO in the GTA for 2 years before I discovered international schools. I spent the next 26 years working and living overseas – first as a teacher, then principal and international school recruiter. I lived in Singapore, Taiwan, Tanzania, Qatar and China. My family and I have travelled around the world with my teaching career!

I now work for Search Associates, the world’s largest recruiting agency for international schools and educators. I am passionate about helping Canadian teachers like you find exciting jobs at quality international schools worldwide.

If you’re interested in learning more about this amazing lifestyle, let’s get the conversation started! We can set up a phone/zoom call, and you can tell me a little bit about yourself and what you are looking for, and I can tell you how to live your dream.

If you are ready to take the first step. Start your registration process with Search Associates here. This is where you start building your professional profile, which will be seen by recruiters from international schools worldwide. 

Special Offer for OISE Alumni

We are offering a one-time 50% discount off the Search Associates registration fee (valued at C$300), which is valid for up to 3 years*. As an Active Search candidate, you will have full access to our extensive database of over 800 vetted international schools and 1000s of job postings. You will also receive personalized “white glove” service from me, your Senior Associate, throughout your recruitment process.

*The Search registration fee is valid for up to 3 years, or until you are placed overseas, whichever comes first.

I look forward to connecting with like-minded global educators!

Gary MacPhie, Senior Associate

More ways to help you learn how to launch your international teaching career:

Visit our main Search Associates Website, visit our FAQ section, read about our success stories, and more! 

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Why Choose Search Associates?

Each year, our established global network helps over 3,000 teachers secure great
jobs in international schools with English as the language of instruction, through
the services of our Canadian Search Associates office.

Join our Canadian Search Associates Online Community. Click here to join now. 

Discover Career Opportunity

Broaden your professional experience while seeing the world. Our schools are internationally and academically acclaimed.

Discover a World of Adventure

With partnerships with quality international schools in 120 countries, join the network that opens the doorway to a world of adventure.

Discover Financial

Live comfortably teaching abroad and join the international school community offering strong salaries and benefits.

Are you a certified Canadian teacher, soon-to-be certified or retired teacher or educator?
Learn how to launch your international teaching career at a top international school.

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About Us

Gary MacPhie

Senior Associate, Canada

Gary brings over 30 years of international teaching and administrative experience in overseas schools to his role as a Senior Associate. He is a graduate from McMaster University and the University of Toronto. He taught with the Scarborough Board for 6 years, before embarking on his adventure in the world of international teaching.

Gary took his first international teaching position at the Singapore American School in 1988. From there he moved to the Taipei American School and then started his administrative career at International School Moshi, Tanzania in 1999 (now called UWC East Africa). This followed with principalships at Qatar Academy in Doha, Elmwood School in Ottawa and ten years as the Elementary Principal at the American International School of Guangzhou, China.

Gary joined Search Associates in 2017, and is based in Toronto. He is now sharing his passion for teaching overseas with other adventurous educators, helping them achieve their dreams of teaching internationally.

Read more About Gary’s International teaching career here.

Spanning the Globe with a Personal Touch

Hear about the Search Associates difference from international schools  and teachers themselves.

Email gmacphie@searchassociates.com

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