CBC News – New Canadian teachers head abroad amid tight job market

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Newly qualified Canadian teachers frustrated with the over-saturated teaching market in many major Canadian cities are setting their sights on international schools abroad, where they say professional and personal benefits far outweigh those back home.

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“The Canadians I’m meeting abroad are pretty solid teachers,” says Jay Goodman, a 31-year-old high school teacher who is in his fourth year of international teaching. “They’re young, excited, passionate teachers who just haven’t been able to work with the system the way it is at home.”

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After Goodman graduated from teachers’ college in 2006, he luckily fell into nearly four years of contract work in Mississauga, Ont., filling in during maternity leaves before being squeezed out into the international school market.

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