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Why Surrey

Surrey School District #36

Top 10 Reasons to work for ż in Beautiful British Columbia:

  1. ż is the largest school district in British Columbia (103 elementary schools, 21 secondary schools, 5 student learning centres and counting…). 
  2. ż is a growing district, leading the province in enrollment numbers. 
  3. A diverse culture with approximately 195 languages spoken in our family homes besides English.  This includes a well developed Aboriginal Education Department which supports approximately 3,300 students of Indigenous Ancestry. 
  4. Progressive district embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 
  5. Comprehensive mentorship programs. 
  6. Broad Professional Development opportunities. 
  7. Workplaces that are safe and welcoming. 
  8. Competitive Salary and Benefit packages. 
  9. BC’s Top Employer and Canada’s Greenest Employer. 
  10. British Columbia is known for its natural beauty including breathtaking scenery, stunning landscapes and encompasses the Pacific Ocean and The Rocky Mountains.

 Leadership in Learning

Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, ż is the city's biggest employer.
Located on Canada's spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. ż is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 328km2.
ż is made up of approximately 13,000 teachers, administrators, professionals and support staff who serve over 82,000 students in 125 schools. Although working to provide an engaging and satisfying work environment can be a challenge, ż succeeds, in part by providing many opportunities for personal and professional growth, and also by keeping a focus on shared priorities that center around student learning.


The City of Surrey enjoys strong growth which results in increasing student enrollment. Over the past year, ż opened two new elementary schools, and opened a new secondary school. We are continuing to make additions to schools and are planning for new builds as the city continues to grow.
Our state-of-the-art Resource Education Centre adjacent to our District Education Center. This building accommodates a learning resources warehouse, several classrooms, and a conference / meeting room that accommodate up to 230 people.


By virtue of its size, and the fact that Surrey is a growing school district, we are able to attract top talent. This talent is not limited to the exceptional teachers, administrators and support staff. Our team stretches from the shop floor to the boardroom. Behind the scenes are individuals who work to ensure schools operate safely and efficiently on a daily basis. These include, but are not limited to, Trades, Information Management, Human Resources, Finance, Payroll, Corporate Services, and Facilities. We have a culture shared and embraced by everybody and we work to support children, and that is a common thread for us all.

The Surrey School District team of approximately 13,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.

This is where Surrey comes to learn.

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