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Qualifications and Application

The Employer:

Our schools are under the ownership and direction of the Canadian-Sino Education Exchange Centre (CSEEC), Mr. John Zhu, CEO. CSEEC is based in Yantai, Shandong Province and has been in operation for more than 20 years. CSEEC opened its first BC-certified school in China in 2008 and now operates 5 schools located in Shandong Province and Vancouver, Canada. Significant features that characterize each school are the high graduation rates of students, and staff that are appreciated and well-supported in their daily activities. Our CSEEC schools have attained recognition from Canadian Universities for the quality of students graduating from each school. Our schools allow for teachers to teach those areas of the curriculum in which they are most competent and comfortable and provide opportunities for movement into leadership positions.

“When one succeeds, we all succeed.”

Application Process:

  • Fill out the online Digital Form

  • Send all requested documents to Admin Office "".

  • Include a cover letter, resume, degree certificates, BCTRB certification (or statement of a plan to apply), and copy of the signature page of your passport.



Admin Office

Mr. John Campbell (Superintendent)

Mr. Rodger Lindstrom (OSR)


The schools:

Our schools are housed within the campuses of large Chinese public schools that enroll grades 10 to 12 students studying the Chinese national curriculum.

Each of our BC schools enrolls 100 to 180 students in grades 10 to 12 and provides a British Columbia curriculum certified by the BC Ministry of Education.   BC-certified teachers, a teaching principal, and a vice principal make up the staff of each school. Each school is well-resourced with textbooks and supporting materials to meet the needs of all courses offered. Classrooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, computers, projectors, and Smartboards. The schools contain a BC library and computer lab and have access to fully equipped science labs, a gym and playing fields.

Schools are in session from September to early July. Holiday periods include a National Holiday week in October and a 3-week holiday for Chinese New Year in January/February. The schools operate on a two-semester system.


The students:

Students are Chinese nationals and have studied English as a Second Language from their Primary years. Students are offered ELL classes in addition to the BC Graduation Program. Core courses include English, Social Studies, Math, Sciences, Career Prep, and Information Technology. Additional electives are also taught. Students are focused on their academic goals and have a high level of respect for teachers. The goal of most students is to attend a BC or another Canadian University after graduation.


Employment Benefits:

Salaries are dependent upon training, qualifications and experience. Principal, vice principal, and teacher salaries compare very well within offshore schools. Motivated teachers are presented with opportunities to move into leadership and administrative positions.

Financial Benefits:

  • Annual round-trip airfare between home city and work city in China

  • Furnished, one-bedroom apartment accommodation

  • Basic health/accident insurance

  • 7 paid leave days for illness/accident or bereavement

  • Fees associated with visa and work permit

Professional Development:

  • Regularly planned Pro-D activities are extended to staff on a monthly basis

  • Small, tight-knit staff support and model strategies and methodology for each other

  • Opportunities for staff within the 4 CSEEC Chinese campuses to visit, socialize, and collaborate professionally

Lifestyle and Other Benefits:

  • Low cost of living

  • Access to a vibrant and exotic culture

  • Easy travel within China and surrounding areas such as Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia

  • Opportunity to learn a new language.

  • Teach motivated students who have a high level of respect for teachers and are focused on their academic goals, resulting in minimal behaviour management issues.

  • Many BC school districts recognize years of teaching experience in China.


Application Requirements:

1. British Columbia Teacher Certification or qualify for such certification

2. Able to teach the Grade 10 – 12 BC Certified Curriculum in a minimum 2 of the following areas of instruction: English, ESL, Math, Science, Web Development, Arts Education, Business Education, Social Studies and Career Education.


Preferred Attributes:

  • Knowledge of current curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach at the secondary level.

  • Intercultural communication skills and a desire to live and work in China.


Why Teachers Choose CSEEC:

CSEEC schools have a reputation for fair, responsive and professional ownership and governance. Schools are well supported by the leadership team of owner/operator, John Zhu; Offshore School Representative, Rodger Lindstrom; Superintendent of CSEEC Schools, John Campbell; and the BC Principal and Vice Principal. These stakeholders work together to ensure a welcoming and productive teaching environment by working collaboratively with the staff to address personal and professional challenges. Schools are well served by an English-speaking, Chinese support staff that assures teachers’ professional needs and general living needs are met. CSEEC salaries and benefits are competitive and allow among the highest net earnings within the BC Offshore Schools.

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