Indigenous language teachers Mi’kmaq Inuktitut

Contract (Mid January to mid March 2019)

Indigenous language teachers



The objective of the program is to contribute to the revitalization of Indigenous languages, strengthen the cultural identity of Indigenous peoples, and raise awareness of the linguistic situation of Indigenous languages ​​in the urban context.

In general:
Funded by the Canadian Heritage’s Aboriginal Languages Initiative Program and reporting to the Language Program Coordinator, teachers are responsible for conducting the Indigenous language classes that will be offered at Native Montreal.

More specifically:

  • Teach introduction language courses to adults for 2 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • Adapt to the needs of the participants in learning the language.
  • Ensure proper follow-up with students in order to support their learning.
  • Create a culturally engaging, fun and creative learning environment


  • Training and experience
  • Fluent speaker in one of the languages listed above
  • Experience in teaching a language (an asset)


  • Being Indigenous or having great knowledge about the reality of the Indigenous community living in urban areas
  • Adhere to and promote the mission, vision and values of the Native Montreal and Friendship Centres in Canada
  • Pass a criminal record background check

Skills and abilities

  • Ability to communicate and write in an Indigenous language and in English
  • Knowledge of the culture associated with the Indigenous language
  • Ease with teaching students of all ages
  • Capacity to work as part of a team and develop a spirit of collaboration


  • Teachers will receive an hourly rate of $95.54
  • The course load is 2 hours of class and 30 minutes of planning per week, for 10 weeks per semester
  • The session is from mid January to mid March 2019
  • Classes occur once a week in the evening or on Sunday afternoons
  • Classes are located at our center: 3183 Saint-Jacques street, 3rd floor, Montreal, Qc, H4C 1G7 next to Lionel Groulx metro
  • Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates

How to apply
A teaching degree is not required, our priority is that you are able to help keep a language alive. For any questions or concerns, please call our coordinator at the number below.

Those interested are invited to submit their candidacy to: Carole Bérubé-Therrien, Language Program Coordinator
Phone: 514-331-6587 ext. 205
Fax: 514-332-7665