Substitute Teaching for Nova Scotia Teachers - Popular Questions

This information has been prepared to acquaint teachers and supervisors with many of the pertinent points relevant to substitute teacher employment in Nova Scotia schools. The views expressed are opinion and without prejudice to the application of contractual clauses in particular individual circumstances. This document is listed as an exemption to the NSTU Inclusive Language Policy.

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