Teacher salaries across Canada
BC has a teacher shortage that is negatively affecting student
learning. Our new teachers have the second-lowest starting salaries in the country, and
all of our members receive far less than our colleagues in Alberta and Ontario. With BC's high cost of living, it's no wonder BC is having a
hard time recruiting teachers from other provinces.
BCTF policy statement on inclusive education for students with special needs
The BCTF is committed
to the inclusion of all students in British Columbia’s public schools. The policy specifically states that “every student can learn, and every student is entitled to an appropriate education and full range of education services in their community.”