Good location, extremely low salary for Instructors
Instructor (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 26 November 2018
This school is located near Square One Shopping mall, as a result it is at an excellent location. However, as a a previously hired instructor, the salary is NOT worth it. They pay 17 dollars an hour for three months and then they raise it to 19 dollars an hour, only raising the salary BY ONE DOLLAR every year after that! Most of the Instructors do not stay beyond three months, so the management and Principal are happy with paying Instructors very low pay and pushing them to do and meet all expectations. The Principal is not likeable or easy to deal with and is aloof with English speaking staff and students. This school attracts primarily Chinese students so do not expect much diversity in your classrooms. You have to be able to communicate with them and work around the language barrier because they are not strong English speakers. The Vice Principal who provides training and support makes the job easier to deal with as he is friendlier and very knowledgeable. This is a good job for one month or two. Not a job to stay in however because you will be taken advantage of very quickly if you are not firm and strong-headed.
Instructor (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 6 February 2019
The fellow teachers and staff are pleasant but the principal is a nightmare. Principal does as he pleases and adds or removes students from your class constantly without giving anyone an update. Creates a very hostile environment and disrupts your class when he pleases. The expectation at the school is to give the students the grades as they are granted a credit without even coming to class regularly and chase them for assignments. You are expected to work longer than you are paid for and your extra work is not appreciated. The most enjoyable part has to be the people trying to make the best of the situation along with you.
Human Resource Administrator (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 12 January 2019
Mississauga Secondary Academy does an excellent job at hiring motivated, enthusiastic employees who are great to work with. There is lunch provided by the employer once a month and weekly breakfast for the employees.