A good place to start, but leave quickly
ESL Teacher (Former Employee) – ILAC Toronto – 10 April 2018
I started as an ESL teacher there, but very quickly realized it was not the place for me.
There is no support from managers at all. We are told to work extra, with up to 24 students in a class for months at a time, and never given extra pay.
The HR department is one woman. She is extremely unprofessional and I was told by other teachers to never bring a complaint or issue to her or I would be fired.
Finally, I decided to leave when one of my students told me they had an "uncomfortable" interaction with the owner and they would be going back to their home country. She never fully explained, but as other teachers, students, and staff have said the same thing in the past, I feel that it was just going to continue.
Worse yet, now that I am searching for jobs at other ESL schools, I have learned that working at ILAC is not a positive on your resume. Most interviewers consider my experience there the same as having no real teaching experience.
They will hire anyone regardless of experience
They will take full advantage, overwork all employees, very high turnover