Search Associates and Queen’s University Host First Collaborative Educators Job Fair February 2024

The Toronto Search Fair was held at the Marriott Eaton Centre and showcased hundreds of global teaching opportunities at top international schools. Search Associates’ partnership with Queen’s University set a new benchmark for teacher career fairs in the Canadian educational sector. 

The fair attracted a high calibre of schools from across the globe and highly qualified candidates from across Canada and a few from the US.

The fair connected 40 recruiters from 25 top international schools offering over 300 career prospects to more than 80 candidates. The intimate atmosphere of this boutique fair allowed for a high level of engagement, leading to approximately 200 interviews and a multitude of job offers extended – a testament to the fair’s effectiveness in connecting top-tier educational institutions and exceptional talent. Many candidates received multiple offers. Candidates are heading to exciting locations in Thailand, China, Turkiye, Germany, Kuwait, Singapore, Kazakhstan and Mexico. 

From navigating job offers to making impactful career decisions, the fair provided a comprehensive support system, ensuring candidates were well-equipped to make choices aligned with their professional aspirations.

The fair boasted a lineup of workshops designed to empower candidates with knowledge and insights about teaching overseas, including “Interview Tips for Success,” “Considering Job Offers,” and “Introduction to the IB”. There was also a workshop on Canadian non-residency tax issues from our sponsor, Arun (Ernie) Nagratha, from Trowbridge Professional Corp and a presentation from our special guest, Francesca Lanning from United World Schools (UWS). Search Associates has supported UWS since 2017, in its mission to provide quality, inclusive education in the most remote and marginalized communities around the world. 

Our gratitude extends to Queen’s University for their strategic partnership and shared vision of excellence in international education. The Toronto Job Fair set a new standard and affirmed our joint commitment to fostering educational excellence and global connectivity. The success of this year’s fair is a collective triumph, and we eagerly anticipate the continued collaboration at many future fairs.

Thank you again to all participants whose enthusiasm and engagement were the cornerstone of the fair’s success. 

Congratulations to the educators embarking on new international teaching ventures. We look forward to seeing you make a difference in the global educational landscape!

We look forward to welcoming you to next year’s Search/Queen’s job fair on February 8-9th, 2025!

If you’re a 🇨🇦 Canadian-certified teacher interested in exploring overseas opportunities, contact Gary MacPhie at our Canadian office at and visit to learn more about how you can register with Search Associates and view thousands of jobs at top international schools in our database and attend our in-person Fair to meet with educational leaders across the globe. 

Search Associates works with all teachers from around the world. For teachers outside Canada, please visit our main website at to find an Associate in your area.

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