The certificate is a limited-time, emergency measure designed to address reported severe teacher shortages in Ontario’s public school system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Members with a Temporary Certificate will have the same rights and privileges as all College members while the certificate is valid and you are in good standing. They can:
- use the OCT designation
- teach in Ontario’s publicly funded schools
- access the member’s account and app
- use College resources, such as the library
They are also bound by the Standards of Practice and Ethical Standards of the profession and relevant legislation.