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Champlain Saint-Lambert is proud to be a quality college that boasts a world-class faculty and an outstanding non-teaching staff. We are not the biggest college in the Cégep network, but we like to think that we are the best. The people who work here believe in the College’s academic mission and invest their energies into building a quality educational experience (based on pedagogy) for its students. The people who work here also believe to truly support our students with quality education, learning must be holistic (educating the whole person), reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational.

As an institution, we are a collective of faculty, professionals, and support staff dedicated to the success of our students. If you are driven to make a difference in the lives of students so they can make a difference in the world, we invite you to join our academic community. Check out the FAQs below to learn how to apply to both our day division and Continuation Education faculty positions. If you have questions about the application process, please submit them to

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Job Opportunities Are Available At Champlain Saint-lambert And When To Apply?

There are faculty positions offered for both the day and Continuing Education divisions. The day division offers courses which lead to a Diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC in French or DCS for Diploma of College Studies in English). The DEC is an academic credential issued by the Quebec government for training acquired in two-year pre-university programs and three-year professional programs. Continuing Education offers courses which largely contribute to an Attestation d’études collégiales (AEC in French, or ACS for Attestation of College Studies in English) and are destined primarily for adults who wish to add value to their skill set or reorient their career. AECs are generally intensive in delivery and are designed to respond to specific industry requirements. 

The College recruits faculty for both divisions through most of the major job sites. However, we recommend checking the careers page often to find positions as they become available. Better yet, we suggest signing up for “job alerts” which will send you messages regarding new postings. Teaching positions can be posted at any time, but most full-time positions for the day division are posted in the late spring or early summer for the academic year that begins that fall. Shorter, fixed-contract positions like medical replacements and maternity/paternity leaves may be posted throughout the academic year. Positions in Continuing Education are posted throughout the year.  

What Are The Minimum Requirements For Teaching In A Cégep?

Each college sets its own requirements for teaching positions – there is no system-wide standard. A teaching permit is not required. For most disciplines at Champlain Saint-Lambert, a master’s degree in that discipline. However, certain disciplines and courses may have different requirements. The job posting will be explicit in the statement of required or preferred degrees.  

An excellent command of written and oral English (or French if applying to teach in the French department) is required. Each discipline will specify other criteria based on its needs regarding the vacant position(s). While not required, relevant teaching experience is preferred for all teaching positions; industry experience (where relevant) is also preferred in some disciplines. Check the job posting for specifics.

I Would Like To Apply For A Job In A Cégep, But I’m Not From Quebec. What Do I Need To Know?

If you are not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada, you must have an active work permit to be considered for a teaching position. You should also verify recognized equivalencies for degrees you hold by consulting the following links: 

If you are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada but do not reside in Québec, you may apply provided you meet the qualifications of the job posting.    

How Do I Apply For A Faculty Job Posting?

To submit your application, we suggest that you register as an applicant at the Emploi Cégep recruitment portal ( This website lists job postings for all institutions in the public college system and allows applicants to browse through and apply to postings in the CÉGEP system. Alternatively, you can register for and apply to postings just at Champlain College by using, as well as register for automatic “job alerts” at  

When Does Recruitment Take Place?

The main recruitment periods for faculty positions are: 

  • Winter session: November and December 
  • Fall session: May and June 
  • Summer session: April  

However, job openings are posted year-round. 

What Are The Various Steps In The Selection Process?


  • Analysis of applications received 
  • Identification of applicants who will be invited to continue (next step) 


  • Evaluation test may be required (tests may be discipline specific; tests may also evaluate language proficiency) 
  • Interviews by the hiring committee (which includes faculty representing the discipline) including a teaching simulation 
  • Recommendation from the hiring committee 
  • Reference checks 


  • Analysis of all information collected on each applicant interviewed in Step 2 
  • Selection decisions 
  • Job offer to successful applicant; all interviewed applicants are contacted to be informed of the results.


  • Meeting with Human Resources staff to open new employee file and complete hiring process 
  • Submission of documents containing all useful or necessary information for ensuring smooth integration into the workplace including office assignment 
  • Welcome appointment with immediate supervisor/department coordinator who will discuss your department’s onboarding process 
  • Meeting with the Pedagogical Support team  

Are There Application Tips?

When applying for a teaching position at Champlain Saint-Lambert, keep the following in mind. 

1. Your Match to the Job Posting 

Do your research and make sure the teaching discipline you apply to suits you and matches your education and work experience background, as well as the requirements stipulated in the posting.  

2. Apply to individual postings 

You need to apply directly to a specific posting for a particular discipline, as opposed to doing a general application for all disciplines. This means that if you wish to apply to more than one discipline, each job posting you apply to needs its own application.  

3. Match your cover letter to the job posting 

Ensure your cover letter directly addresses what the job posting is looking for. Every job posting lists the preferred and required qualifications. 

4. Provide all documents 

Read each posting carefully to ensure your application materials match what the job posting outlines in the desired and required qualifications sections. For most postings, the required documents are a cover letter and résumé.  

All postings presume that you are legally able to work in Québec (i.e., you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and possess a Canadian social insurance number). If you hold a work visa, a copy of the visa should be submitted to verify eligibility requirements.  

5. Respect deadlines 

Keep track of the closing date for each job posting, and make sure to submit your application on time. 

6. Timeline 

On average it takes about two to three weeks to screen and hire the successful applicant after a job posting closes. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. 

If you have any questions, direct them to the Human Resources department. 

7. Prepare questions for the hiring committee 

Before an interview, prepare questions you may want to ask the hiring committee. For example, at the end of your interview you may want to ask the committee about the students in its courses, the size of the department, the expectations the department has of new faculty, the onboarding practices of the department, or resources available to support you as a faculty member. 

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