Teacher shortage has staff across Canada working 'in survival mode'

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The Current24:13What’s behind Canada’s teacher shortage

For Gurpreet Kaur Bains, two words describe the teacher shortage plaguing Canadian schools: “chaotic and stressful.”

“We are always short teachers, and it’s a hard time filling out certain positions,” the learning support teacher told The Current’s Matt Galloway.

“Personally, for learning support teachers, sometimes we don’t get teachers to replace us who can do the job. So there will be individuals in our classrooms who are not familiar with the work,” she added.

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The teacher shortage is far from a B.C.-specific problem. In Quebec, the 2023-24 school year started with more than 8,500 teaching vacancies yet to be filled

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