Employment FAQs

How do I apply for a job with the District?

Please visit our current employment postings on our Employment page. Applicants may apply using the application form within each posting, and upload any relevant supporting documentation to Human Resources electronically prior to the posting closing date and time. 

  • Interested candidates must apply for jobs as they become available and must apply to individual postings.
  • If you have auto fill set up it may assist you in applying for multiple positions.

Are your application forms online?

Yes. Apply for unique posting by completing application forms contained in each positing. 

When should I apply?

If you are applying to a posted competition with a closing date, your application must be received prior to the quoted closing date and time.

Substitute applications are accepted at anytime during the year. Look for positngs that indicate substitute list and apply directly.

My application package requires at least two references from “professional supervisors.” From whom should I request my letters of reference?

References from supervisors who have seen you actively teaching or working are preferred.

How will I know the status of my application? Will I be notified if I am not selected for an interview?

We thank all candidates for their interest in our District. All applications recieved will recieve an automatic notification confirming their application. If you are not selected for an interview you will recieve an email thanking you for your interest in the position.

Do internal applicants take preference over external applicants?

Our internal applicants are considered first for any support staff unionized positions, as per our CUPE Collective Agreements.

Do I need to submit anything extra with my application package if I am applying from out of province?

In order to be considered for teaching positions, out of province applicants must have successfully applied for a valid Alberta teaching certificate.

Do I need a high school diploma for employment with the District?

Yes. The District’s minimum education requirement is a High School Diploma or equivalency.
Please refer to the posting for specific educational requirements.

Will applicants have to go through skill testing?

When applying for Support Staff, Caretaking, or Maintenance positions, relevant testing may be required.

What document attachments are needed to apply for a job?

In most cases a resume is required to apply for a job. Before you begin the online application process, ensure your resume is up to date, is saved on your computer and ready to upload.

If you are applying to a position, you may also need:

  • All graduate and undergraduate transcripts or certificates
  • 2 supervisory references
  • Cover letter

Accepted file formats are .doc or .docx (Microsoft Word), .pdf (Adobe Acrobat), .rtf (rich text format), .txt (text format) and .jpeg, jpg or .png (images)

How many schools does Lethbridge School District No. 51 have?

Lethbridge School District No. 51 has a total of 23 schools. (13 elementary, 5 middle, 5 high.) For more information on our schools and the programs offered please visit our school web pages.

What does Lethbridge School District No. 51 offer to staff?

Lethbridge School District No. 51 strives to provide a dynamic and rewarding work environment for all its staff. Employees will join a fun and caring community focused on the well-being of over 11,000 students.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for staff. We also believe in supporting professional learning opportunities on a continuing basis, as well as district-wide professional learning days.