Careers FAQ

Applications should be sent to: Human Resources, 1 McRae St., (Box 1318), Okotoks. AB T1S 1B3. Enquiries can be directed to: humanresources@redeemer.ab.ca
or 403-938-2659

How do I apply?

Details on the application process are available on our How To Apply page.

I am not Catholic, but I am a Christian and have a desire to teach in a Christian environment. Do you only hire Catholic teachers?

We seek Catholic candidates for our vacancies. However, whenever a suitable Catholic candidate cannot be found, we go beyond that scope. When it is necessary to do so, we always consider factors such as evidence of Christian faith, comfort level and desire to be in a Catholic environment.

My application package requires three letters from "professional supervisors". Who should I request my letters of reference from?

Your professional supervisors are those who have observed your skills as a teacher. Some of your most effective references are: university facilitators who may have formally evaluated you, school administrators who have been present in your classroom, or partner/cooperating teachers.

What do you offer new teachers in your division?

Teaching with Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools is being part of a family. We encourage a team approach with grade level team collaboration, formal mentorship programs, financial assistance in setting up classrooms, and extensive professional development. Our leadership team is committed to doing everything they can to provide small class sizes and generous orientation in an effort to set up each and every new teacher for success.

What emphasis do you place on faith in your schools?

We exist because of our faith. It is of the utmost importance to us. We are committed to deepening our students' relationship with Christ. Our faith is evident in all that we do.

What if I miss the January 31st deadline? Should I still apply?

Absolutely! This is our time frame to begin the shortlist and selection process. We accept application packages all year long.

What sort of faith development do you offer your teachers?

The ongoing faith-filled environment in each of our schools with liturgies, masses and celebrations is personal development in itself. In addition, our annual "Faith Days" is an awe-inspiring faith experience for teachers and staff across our division to grow in their faith journeys. The world renowned speakers and sessions offered during Faith Days focus on personal faith growth. Other programs offered to enhance and deepen faith developments are weekend retreats and an optional summer institute.

When was Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools formed?

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools has been serving the needs of Catholic students since 1990. Since then, it has grown from one elementary school to 18 schools, serving over 10,000 students from kindergarten to grade 12 across south-central Alberta.

Where are your schools situated?

Most of our schools are located in small urban, semi-urban or rural communities, many of which are a short commute from a major city. From the small farming town of Oyen on our eastern border to the picturesque mountain town of Canmore on our westerly side, the communities in between include Brooks, Drumheller, Strathmore, Okotoks and High River.

Why do you hire so many teachers relative to your size?

Since our formation, every school year has been a year of growth.  In addition, our young teaching staff lends itself to a high number of maternity leaves every year.  Many temporary contracts issued to staff maternity leaves are one full year.

Your deadline for application packages is the end of January. If I am not in a position to forward a complete package by that date, should I send what I have now or wait until I can submit a complete application package?

The best application package is the one which is complete; however, at the end of January most graduating teachers won't have all of the required documentation. We suggest you begin your online profile before February 15th, then upload documents as they are made available to you.