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Instructor, Newcomer Integrated Training

Organization: NorQuest College
Location: Edmonton
Compensation: Commensurate with skills
Closing Date: April 21, 2024

NorQuesters are difference makers and we’re searching for people dedicated to making a difference to join our Faculty of Skills and Foundational Learning as an Instructor(s) in an exciting new newcomer integrated training program. Our Integrated Training Program team prepares students for the workplace through the successful completion of a combination of classroom and workplace training.

As an instructor in this new pilot initiative, you will have the opportunity to design and deliver 3 intakes of a 16-week program supporting labour market attachment for newcomers at CLB 3+4, experiencing learning and mental health barriers. This pilot initiative is a response to identified gaps in opportunities for identified clients - as such, it requires a strong aptitude towards innovative and creative curriculum design and delivery, and a willingness to try new ideas to increase learner success.  This exciting initiative will impact future programming at NorQuest as we continually seek to increase access and inclusion in education.


  • Apply principles of Universal Design to create and deliver high-quality, innovative curriculum and instruction to adult newcomers.
  • Revise and conduct learner intake evaluations, to assess learner readiness and suitability.
  • Support newcomer learners from a variety of backgrounds and diverse populations through the program.
  • Integrate best practices in inclusive and trauma-informed education, to support learners with diagnosed and undiagnosed learning and mental health barriers to education, life, and employment.
  • Prepare learning materials and plans according to college and program guidelines suitable for adult students at identified CLB levels.
  • Prepare supplemental materials as needed.
  • Work with students to improve learning strategies and practical skills.
  • Work with support staff, including educational assistants and career coaches, to increase learner employment success.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation activities as per grant requirements.
  • Maintain student records.
  • After delivery, edit and finalize teaching materials for ease of use.


  • Bachelors degree in Education or a Bachelor Degree in Special Education; Masters degree a strong asset.
  • If your education was received internationally we recommend you obtain an international education assessment through IQAS, WES, or one of the other nationally designated organizations.
  • Experience designing and delivering lessons for newcomers aligned to the Canadian Language Benchmarks, especially at lower CLB levels.
  • Strong background in inclusive education theory and practice.
  • Education and/or experience designing curriculum for language learners.
  • Experience in workforce development, employment training for adults.
  • A willingness to test and try new ways of teaching and learning, to increase results for equity deserving community members.


As a difference maker, you bring:

  • Experience working with learners at the CLB 3-4 level.
  • Expertise in strategies, accommodations, and interventions for those with learning differences.
  • Awareness of trauma informed approaches to working with newcomer students.
  • Previous instructional experience and course work in adult education, with evidence of student-centered teaching excellence is an asset.
  • Experience with learner management systems (i.e. Moodle, Adobe Connect, PeopleSoft student) and computer programs (i.e. Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

LOCATION: This position is based full-time at NorQuest’s Edmonton campus.  Classes run in person, up to 5 days per week.  

EMPLOYMENT TERM: Start date as soon as possible - 15 July 2025

This is an external grant-funded position. Extension of the opportunity would be dependent on future funding.

SALARY: Reflective upon what you bring, AKA your education and experience. This is a fulltime term position with immediate access to our great pension and benefit programs.

This is a Faculty role therefore the pay range is quite large, the Faculty Association agreement Appendix A outlines how pay is determined.

The range can be anywhere between $64,187- $118,248 annually.

If applying as an internal employee, the Salary Administration procedure outlines how pay is determined. Secondments may be considered for permanent NorQuest employees.

We offer flexible work options. We strive for balance between a flexible work environment, connectedness to the campus community, and ensuring NorQuesters are set up to succeed in their roles and responsibilities.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

We're on a journey to become an inclusive, anti-racist, and decolonized organization. NorQuesters are trailblazers – we are curious, creative, and innovative - our lived experiences are honoured, creating accessibility and a sense of belonging for everyone.  

NorQuest 2030 We Are Who We Include shares our strength and difference comes from who is included, and along with our students we are learning and growing to listen deeply and say what we feel.  

NorQuest College is committed to being an employer of choice for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people by recognizing, respecting, and supporting Indigenous people's self-determination through the institution’s work in decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.  

ACCESSIBILITY: At NorQuest, we are who we include. We strive to provide access and accommodation throughout the recruitment, application, and selection process. We want to create opportunities for you to confidently be your authentic self.  If you would like an accommodation at any stage of the process, please reach out to 

APPLY TO BECOME A NORQUESTER: If this opportunity delights you and your expertise will shine in this role, we invite you to apply for this position online by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document.

PSST: Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted and we’ll make sure to do this within 28 days of the closing date.


CLOSING DATE: Sunday April 21st @ 11:59PM MST

To apply for this job, please click on the following link.

For any questions please email Leah Ettarh as below.

Job ID: 2024-4500
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