Salary and Benefits
The starting wages for a full-time teacher are competitive with that of a fourth-year teacher on the British Columbian teacher’s pay grid. Salary shall be paid in ten equal, monthly installments. CSEEC shall deposit the salary payments into the staff member’s Chinese bank account no later than the first day of the subsequent month or the first banking day if the first if the first day falls on a Chinese statutory holiday. Salary payments shall be made in Chinese currency (RMB). Currency exchange rate calculations (CAN to RMB) for each salary payment shall be based upon the rate as of the 15th day of each month according to the XE Currency Converter (www.xe.com/currencyconverter).
Staff members will receive a completion bonus that will be deposited into their account on the first business day of July. Staff will also be offered a re-signing bonus if they decide to extend their employment opportunities.
Housing will be provided to staff members at no additional cost. Housing will be in the form of a one, or two, bedroom apartment located within close proximity of the school. *As there is no housing located near the CQSS staff will be provided with free transportation to the school each morning. Apartments come equipped with modern amenities, furniture, bedding, and basic kitchen supplies.
CSEEC will provide one economy return air ticket between originating city and city of employment.
Medical and Leave:
CSEEC will provide accident coverage for medical and dental. Basic medical costs are very inexpensive in China however some staff opt to purchase their own private insurance. Up to a maximum of seven paid-leave days for medical and/or bereavement reasons during the school year can be granted.
Visa and Work Permit:
CSEEC shall pay for fees associated with obtaining the necessary visa, work permit and residence permit.
Staff will be given all Chinese holidays during the school year. Because the major holidays follow the lunar calendar, the begin and end time will vary from year-to-year. Essentially staff will be given four weeks of vacation time as well as Chinese singular day holidays. Please note, occasionally staff will be required to work on weekends, however, the days-off during the school calendar year works out to be the same as the days off accrued in British Columbian school districts.