We know that as a new applicant, you likely have many questions for us. We have answered a few of our most frequently asked questions below.

Should you have additional questions, please contact:

Human Resources Department 
[email protected]
(705) 722-3555

Do I need to be Catholic to work at SMCDSB?

You must be Catholic for the following positions: Teacher, Designated Early Childhood Educator, Principal, Vice-Principal, Superintendent and Director of Education. Applications for these positions must include a pastoral reference.

Being Catholic is not a requirement for all other positions.

Do SMCDSB applicants require a criminal background check?

As an applicant you do not require a criminal background check (CBC) but if you are offered a position with our board you must provide an original CBC including the Vulnerable Sector Screening and it must be dated within six months of the date of your interview.   You will be provided with the necessary paperwork to obtain a CBC at the time of your interview.

I am a retired teacher from SMCDSB, can I work as an occasional teacher?

Yes. Retired teachers from the board can apply for the supplementary occasional teacher list. You can work for a maximum of 50 days per school year - however, for the 2021-22 school year, the Ministry has extended the number of working days to 95.


Please visit our current job postings page for details on the supplementary occasional list.

What current job openings do you have?

Check out all of our current openings on our Current Job Postings page.

How do I apply?

The majority of job postings at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board are applied to through Apply to Education.

In order to apply, you will have to complete the below steps:

1) Register with Apply to Education
2) Complete your portfolio
3) Apply to a job posting

If you have questions about application requirements or how to apply, please contact:

Human Resources Department
[email protected]
(705) 722-3555

I have applied to your board, when can I expect to be contacted for an interview?

As you can appreciate, the Board receives a large number of applications and not all applicants are granted an interview. Should you be selected for an interview our HR department will be in contact with you via email.

What type of interviews does SMCDSB conduct?

At SMCDSB we conduct behavioural interviews.  You will be asked to draw your answers to the interview questions from personal experiences.

How do I become permanent at SMCDSB?

To be considered for permanent positions such as Teachers, DECE, EA, and Office and Clerical staff, you must apply to the casual occasional supply list. Permanent and temporary Board Office Central roles are also available and do not require application to the supply list. You can find these roles here.