Educational Assistant
Temagami First Nation
Bear Island, ON


Temagami First Nation is located on the Bear Island Indian Reserve, which is one square mile of land, mostly rock, in the middle of Lake Temagami. The families of the Temagami First Nation have occupied the lands and waters in the Temagami area as stewards for thousands of years. The Temagami First Nation is the body politic of the 800 Teme-Augama Anishnabai, who are presently recognized as Indians under the Indian Act of Canada. The Bear Island Indian Reserve community, which includes 250 permanent residents and the government institutions of the Temagami First Nation, preserves the integrity of Teme-Augama Anishnabai as the stewards of n’Daki Menan. As we are located on an island on Lake Temagami, getting to Bear Island requires a short commute from the mainland. TFN offers all-year round shuttle services for employees, visitors and community members, to and from the main island to Bear Island, allowing freedom of travel despite being located on the lake. In the summer, we have a shuttle boat to accommodate travel, and a snowmobile shuttle in the winter. During times of break-up/freeze-up, TFN offers remote work as well as secondary offices for most employees.


Temagami First Nation is seeking one (1) Educational Assistant to be a member of the teaching staff at the Laura McKenzie Learning Center.


REQUIRED: Clean Criminal Reference Check and a clean Vulnerable Sector (VS) Check, including Pardoned Sex Offender Database (PSOD) - must be included with application;

REQUIRED: Enrollment towards completion of educational programs relevant to the position including but not limited to: Indigenous Teacher Education Program, Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program and/or, Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Program;

REQUIRED: Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the equivalent;

·Experience with working with children;

·Experience in a First Nation school;

·Adhere to policies and procedures of the LMLC/TFN;

·Take direction from teachers and assist with learning programming;

·Ensure a healthy and safe learning environment for the children;

·Excellent verbal, written and communication skills;

·Proficiency in the use of computers including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Internet usage, as well as any relevant educational software.


PLEASE NOTE: applications received through Indeed will NOT be considered. Interested applicants should forward their resume and applicable information to the location indicated below.

Application due: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 4:00pm
Application to: Katie Madore - HR Manager
Temagami First Nation
General Delivery
Bear Island, ON P0H 1C0
Email: hr@

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $24,975.00 to $30,375.00 /year


  • teaching: 5 years (Preferred)