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ESL Programme Supervisor in Canada

Supervise our Overseas Mission Experience programme at WEC Canada's Headquarters in Hamilton. The programme is designed to help our missionaries who need to improve their English language to thrive in multi-cultural teams abroad.

Classroom teaching of English as a Second Language is combined with mentoring, ministry and evangelism opportunities in the community. Join us to serve the Lord through providing low-cost training for our mission applicants.

Supervise all aspects of the course, and do some teaching. Correspond with course applicants, and order curricula materials. Process application paperwork and assess their language level before they arrive. Prepare visa applications, and arrange airport connections. Determine the programme schedule and content, and adjust it to students' needs. Do initial and final language level testing.

Prepare room schedules and set up individual conversation and mentoring sessions with other staff. Organise some evening English clubs or Bible studies, and book extra curricula tuition for those who need it.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

You are a gifted administrator, and enjoy organising training courses.

You have plenty of experience in teaching ESL, and you have also had some cross-cultural missions experience already.

You have a passion to encourage those who have a missionary calling to serve overseas.

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About Teaching English

Fluency in English provides students with a vital skill. By teaching English you have a chance to build relationships with students, and can provide opportunities to share the gospel.

You can use your TEFL or TESOL training on a short-term mission experience with WEC. Have an opportunity to travel and experience a new culture.

TEFL training: You can study English Teaching online, or gain qualifications with one of our partners, ChristianTEFL.org

Every year there are opportunities in Brazil to teach our trainee missionaries. Here's a couple of tasters:

Jacquie taught English in Guinea-Bissau on a short term mission with WEC. Read Jacquie's story.

About Canada

Canada is located in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering almost 10 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.

Canada's southern border with the United States is the world’s longest bi-national land border.

Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land territory being dominated by forest, tundra and the Rocky Mountains.

It is highly urbanized, with 82 percent of the 35.15 million people concentrated in cities. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Canada’s climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

The first known attempt at European colonization began when Norsemen settled briefly in Newfoundland around 1000 AD.

Europeans  returned in the 15th to 17th centuries to establish colonies.

The First Nations are the main indigenous peoples in Canada south of the Arctic Circle. The Inuit, and Métis are also significant indigenous peoples.

The indigenous population at the time of the first European settlements is estimated to have been 500,000. As a consequence of European colonization, the population of Canada's indigenous peoples has declined by 40-80%. Indigenous peoples in Canada have 75 distinct languages.

Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II being the head of state. The country is officially bilingual at the federal level. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations.

Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.


Canada is one of the most educated countries in the world: the country ranks first worldwide in the number of adults having higher education, with 51 percent of Canadian adults having attained at least an undergraduate degree.

Culture, symbols and art

Historically, Canada has been influenced by British, French, and indigenous cultures and traditions. Through their language, art and music, indigenous peoples continue to influence the Canadian identity.  

The use of the maple leaf as a Canadian symbol dates to the early 18th century.  

Other prominent symbols include the beaver, Canada goose, and common loon, the Crown, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the totem pole and Inuksuk.  

Historically Canadian literature had three main themes: nature, frontier life, and Canada’s position within the world. Today, notable authors include Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Michael Ondaatje.

[Source Wikipedia; Operation World. Read more about Canada here]

Canada has 274 people groups and 30 (18%) are considered unreached.

The main religion is Christianity at 73% and of those 8% profess to be evangelicals.

[Source: Joshua Project]

Pray with us for:
-the growth of strong, well lead churches that reflect First Nation culture
-Bible translations for indigenous people
-immigrants to be drawn to Jesus
-believers to humbly and lovingly represent Christ despite the pervasive stigma against Christians
[Source: Operation World, 2010, and Prayercast]

You can use Operation World’s online resources.

Watch the Prayercast video for Canada.

WEC Canada

WEC Canada works in partnership with the Canadian church, and seeks to glorify God by forming viable churches among the unreached peoples of the world.

We train, recruit, send and support.

More about WEC in Canada


Position Type
Executive & Managerial

Commitment Type
Long term i You need to be committed to serve 2 years or longer, in order to achieve more effective ministry, and be willing to undergo adequate training as appropriate.

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