Friday, December 4, 2015

We studied teachers' pay in Canada. What we found will surprise you.

September 1, 2015 – There is no clear relationship between province-wide student assessment results and relative teacher pay in Canada’s six largest provinces, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Value for Money? Teacher Compensation and Student Outcomes in Canada’s Six Largest Provinces,” author David R. Johnson explores whether those provinces that pay their teachers more achieve better results.

“Teacher salaries must be attractive enough to draw talented people into the profession,” remarked Johnson. “But is there evidence on how much is enough?”

The author compares teacher salaries in elementary and secondary publicly funded schools across Canada’s six largest provinces to wages of other similar employees. Manitoba and Ontario pay the most relative to other similar employees in the province, while British Columbia teacher wages are usually the lowest. Relative salaries in Alberta and Saskatchewan are closer to those in British Columbia than those in Ontario or Manitoba. Pension benefits are most generous in Manitoba and least generous in British Columbia.  (more...)

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