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36 Professionally Speaking | March 2016 T he findings of the College's 2015 report on Ontario's teacher job market is welcome news for future Ontario teachers. The latest Transition to Teaching survey, which polls newly licensed graduates of the province's teacher education programs, found that first-year teacher unemploy- ment in Ontario is on a steep downward trend — from 41 per cent in 2013, to 33 per cent in 2014, and dropping to 23 per cent in 2015. The job outlook is especially good for French as a Second Language (FSL) teachers, who report just three per cent unemployment — a sharp decline from 17 per cent of FSL teachers in 2013 unable to find teaching jobs in their first year. And teachers who graduat- ed from French-language programs at Laurentian and Ottawa universities saw BY FRANK MCINTYRE CHANGING JOB MARKET HOLDS PROMISE FOR OCTs FIRST-YEAR UNEMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM 47% 2013 34% 2014 26% 2015 PRIMARY-JUNIOR 30% 2013 29% 2014 18% 2015 JUNIOR-INTERMEDIATE 45% 2013 32% 2014 24% 2015 INTERMEDIATE-SENIOR NUMBER OF FIRST-YEAR FRENCH-LANGUAGE PROGRAM GRADUATES WORKING FULL TIME IN 2015 41 % 33 % 23 % FIRST-YEAR UNEMPLOYMENT IN ONTARIO DROPPED FROM: 2013 2014 2015 IN FOUR

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