Q. How do I register to be a user in the Careers site?
Without Applying to a Job
On the Careers Home page click the "New User" link, you will be asked to create a user name and password. In addition you will enter all required personal information. In order to receive email notifications you must include an email address in your profile.
You can also click the “Sign In” link and then click “Register Now” link to register to be a user in the Careers site.
While Applying for a Job
From the Careers Home page, click "View All Jobs". Click on the job you wish to apply to and then click "Apply for Job". Your first step in the application will be to login as an existing user, or register as a new user. Once registered, the system will continue on to the application pages. In order to receive email notifications you must include an email address in your profile.
Q. I forgot my user name and/or password?
Click on the "Forgot User Name" or "Forgot Password" link and follow the prompts. You will receive an email with information on how to retrieve your username or reset your password.
Q. How do I apply for a job?
See our guide
Applying for a Job in Supporting Documents.
Q. What document attachments are needed to apply for a job?
In most cases a resume is required to apply for a job. Before you begin the online application process, ensure your resume and cover letter are up to date, is saved on your computer, and ready to upload.
If you are applying to a teaching position you will also need to provide:
- All graduate and undergraduate transcripts
- 3 reference letters
- Teacher / principal evaluations / practicum evaluations
Note: When attaching documents you must compile them. For example, all three reference letters must be complied into one document and uploaded in the My Job Applications page under the section “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.
Accepted file formats are .doc or .docx (Microsoft Word) .pdf (Adobe Acrobat), .rtf (rich text format), .txt (text format) and .jpeg, .jpg or .png (images). File size is limited to 6 MB.
If you wish to submit both a resume and cover letter, you can attach them separately using the Attach Resume and Attach Cover Letter buttons in the application process. Alternatively, additional documents can be uploaded in the My Job Applications page under the section “My Cover Letters and Attachments”.
Note: You can address your cover letter to ‘Recruitment Team’.
Q. What is the application process for a Certified Teaching job?
The first step is to apply to a certified teaching job. Once successfully submitted, the following documents must be uploaded in My Job Applications under the section “My Cover Letters and Attachments":
- Undergraduate and graduate university transcripts (copies are sufficient for application purposes)
- Copies of all practicum and teaching evaluations on official forms/letterhead and signed
- Three (3) current letters of reference from supervisors in an educational setting on letterhead and signed
- Resume (Attach Resume button in application process)
- Cover Letter (Attach Cover Letter button in application process)
In addition, provide the following documents and upload them in My Job Applications if you have them:
- Copy of Valid Teaching Certificate*
- Copy of Valid Trade Certificate (if applicable)
- Copies of other valid licenses and certificates (e.g. First Aid)
*In order to teach in Alberta, teachers must be certified through Alberta Education – for more information on this process, please refer to the Alberta Education website, Teaching in Alberta.
To add these documents click on “My Job Applications”, then follow these steps:
Under My Cover Letters and Attachments click on the plus (+) button
Select an item from the Attachment Type from drop down list
Type a title in the Attachment Title field
Click "My Device"
Select the file on your hard drive
The file name appears in the text box
You can now choose to add more documents by repeating steps 2 through 10 above
Note: You application will not be reviewed until all required documents are sent to Human Resources (HR).
Q. Do I need to have a Police Information Check to apply?
not need to submit a police information check in your application. However, checks must be obtained prior to beginning employment. If desired, interested candidates may obtain an
electronic Police Information Check (ePIC) to avoid processing delays if hired. Your ePIC must have been completed in the six months prior to beginning employment in order to be valid.
Q. What happens after I have applied for a job?
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email notification that it was successfully submitted. Applications with missing documents will not be processed until all the required documentation has been received.
Applications will be reviewed by our Recruitment team. Only candidates who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.
Q. Why didn't I receive an email confirming receipt of my job application?
If you did not include your email address in your profile, you will not receive email notifications.
If you did provide an email address, it is possible that the notification went into your junk email folder. You can also check for notifications in the Careers Home page by clicking on "My Job Notifications".
Q. How do I check the status of my job application?
You can check the status of your job application by going to the Careers Home page and clicking on "My Job Applications". A listing of all jobs you have applied for online and the status of the application would appear in the Status column (i.e. Submitted, Withdrawn, etc.). The following is a description of all the possible status confirmations:
Not Submitted – The application is saved as draft. It has not been submitted yet and will not be reviewed by Recruiting team.
Submitted – The application has been submitted and will be reviewed by the Recruitment team.
Withdrawn – The application has been withdrawn by the applicant and will not be reviewed by the Recruitment team.
Failed Pre-screening – based on the answers provided for the pre-screening question, the applicant is not eligible to submit the application.
Note: only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.
Q. What happens if I failed the pre-screening question?
If you failed the pre-screening question you are
not eligible to apply for a job with the Calgary Board of Education. Your application status in My Job Applications will show Failed Pre-screening. You are invited to apply again once you meet the eligibility requirements.
Q. How do I accept a job offer?
Your recruiter will send you an email notification titled “Conditional Job Offer with the Calgary Board of Education”. Click the link in the email to access the Careers Home page and sign in using your user name and password. Under My Job Notifications section of the Careers Home page you will see a notification from the Recruiting Team titled Job Offer. Click the "Job Offer" link to access your offer details and initiate your acceptance.
Q. How do I get to the Careers site?
If you are interested in applying for a job with the Calgary Board of Education, please visit the Careers section of our website to search and apply for jobs. From Careers click on "Learn More" under Teach With Us to view all teacher postings, or "Learn More" under Support, Technical & Professional Careers to view our professional postings.
If you're a current employee, log into
PeopleSoft and go to the Teaching Careers
or Non-Teaching Careers tile to view and apply for jobs, including those only available to current CBE employees.
Q. What is the best way to navigate in the Careers site?
From Careers in the CBE website, click "Learn More" in the Teach With Us or Support, Technical & Professional Careers section and then click the job opportunities button. The following will appear:
Careers Home – This is the main landing page which allows you to conduct a basic job search, view notifications, view existing applications, etc.
View All Jobs – This page allows you view all job listings, filter the job list and to enter search criteria to find specific job postings.
My Job Notifications – This page lets you see any notifications you have received from your recruiter regarding your job applications.
My Job Applications – This page lets you view your application and job status, view resumes on file, add cover letters or attachments.
My Favorite Jobs – This page lets you view any job postings you saved as a favorite to view later.
My Saved Searches – This page lets you create “Job Agents" or view previous searches you have saved that you wish to re-use at a later date.
My Contact Information – This page lets you view and edit your contact information (i.e. email address, phone#, etc.).
Do not use the web browser’s “Back”, “Forward”, or “Refresh” buttons to navigate the site. This may cause unexpected results, including loss of information that you have entered but not yet saved. Please use the navigation buttons and links built into the pages within the site.
Q. What is a "notification" on my Careers Home page?
As an applicant you will receive two (2) types of notifications in your Careers account, Interview Schedule notifications and Job Offer notifications. In addition to the notifications on your Career page you will have received email notifications as well.
Interview Schedule notification – This notification means you applied to a roster job with the Calgary Board of Education and have been invited to a screening interview with a Recruiter.
Job Offer notification – Congratulations, this notification means you have been presented with a job offer! Click on the "job offer" link to view the offer and accept or decline.
Q. What is the difference between Basic vs. Advanced search?
Allows you to find jobs based on keywords and the job posting timeframe (e.g. last week, last month, anytime).
Includes more search criteria to select from. You can use keywords and the job posting timeframe, as well as location, job family, full/part time, regular/temporary and job opening ID. Using Advanced Search you can also save your search for later use or create a Job Agent.
Q. What is a Job Agent and how to I create one?
A Job Agent process runs your saved search automatically on a nightly basis for 90 days. If the search finds any new jobs that meet your criteria, you will receive an email containing a link to review the job agent search results. The next time the agent searches, it checks for new jobs added since your last notification.
Q. How do I submit attachments like a cover letter or reference letter?
To submit attachments, click on “My Job Applications" in your Careers Home page, then follow these steps:
- Under My Cover Letters and Attachments click on the plus (+) button
- Select an item from the Attachment Type drop down list
- Type a title in the Attachment Title field
- Click "Continue"
- Click "My Device"
- Select the file on your hard drive
- Click “Open"
- The file name appears in the text box
- Click “Upload"
- Click "Done"
- You can now choose to add more documents by repeating steps 2 through 10 above