Kativik School Board Employee Reviews in Canada

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Great workplace
Physical and Health Education Master Teacher (Current Employee) –  Kuujjuaq, QCMarch 5, 2016
The work environment is very positive and comfortable given the challenging nature of the job and location. The experience is invaluable and very rewarding.
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Working in a Northern Quebec Inuit Community.
Special Needs Teacher (Former Employee) –  Kuujjuaraapik QCOctober 16, 2015
This job was one of the best experiences in my life. I taught English, Math, Writing and Social Living Skills to students with learning disabilities between the ages of 14 and 21. I was very involved in this community with a stay in school hockey program. I was able to learn the Inuit culture through my students as well as the elders. This was an isolated fly in community on the Hudson Bay.
Pros
Excellent hunting and fishing
Cons
Cold weather
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Tough but great
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Inukjuak, QCApril 24, 2015
I really enjoyed working here. It's all isolated communities so it's pretty intense but the kids are great (most of the time).

The principals are nice and generally know what they're up to.

The people at the board are less useful.
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Very supportive and friendly palce to work.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Inukjuak, QCJuly 3, 2012
Work hours: 6 hours per day
Education includes trades skills in heavy duty mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, computers, early childhood eduction, graphic design, upgrading, driver training, jewellery
Management: Excellent
Co-workers: Excellent
Hardest part of job: isolation
Most Enjoyable part of job: great students, great people to work with, independence
Pros
very friendly supportive environment
Cons
isolation and cold weather
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Productive and safe environment, friendly staff and respectable.
Office Agent (Former Employee) –  MontrĂ©al, QCOctober 1, 2012
The hardest part of the job was the french. Now that I have training I can understand better than before. I learned a little in the mail room part, I also learned how to operate the phones. The co-workers were friendly and easy to get along with. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to use three languages and multitasking.
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enjoyable position relating to vocational school.
Security/ Night watchman (Former Employee) –  Inukjuak, QCJanuary 3, 2013
Vocational school was big and alot of guarding required. Mostly natives attending school.
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Inform Yourself
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Nunavik, QCJuly 28, 2014
Pros:

- Great looking paychecks, even when the government takes 1/2
- Beautiful landscapes and views
- No more watches! Time is irrelevant
- Many opportunities to create and execute academic projects/trips
- Freedom in lesson planning, content and style of delivery
- Time to think and self-awareness

Cons:

- You're on your own! Isolation from support, family, friends, modern life, your culture, the school board. You fend for yourself and forget being helped by the school board
- Culture shock
- No support from administration or higher ups
- Taxed extremely highly
- Basically a prisoner - you only get out with the Christmas, Easter and June breaks. To leave for other reasons, you must jump through hoops and usually without pay. There are no weekend breaks, you belong to the north.
- Your life is no longer private. You work and play with the same people and gossip is rampant.
- The union and school board are too closely connected
- Act of violence are common and the consequences are minimal or non-existent
- Racism and prejudice are common and present daily
- Language barrier - Inuktitut (school board will not pay for southern staff to learn the language)
- High turnover of teachers and support staff
- Many clerical errors - paychecks, cargo etc.
- High cost of living - food, gas, household items
- Alcoholism, drug abuse, physical/emotional/verbal abuse is very common
- Numerous other issues, too lengthy to post here.
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