Come Teach in God’s Country!

• Land of the legendary Lake Trout
• Home to a very warm Cree community
• Live off the beaten path
• Enjoy our beautiful scenery and sunsets
• Experience the great outdoors
• Opportunities abound for the fishing, boating, hiking, photography,
snowshoeing or cross-country skiing enthusiast, but beware of the Sasquatch!

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a number of excellent benefits:

• Private pension (5.5% contribution from employee, 5.5% from the School Board)
• Private medical insurance (SunLife)
• Direct deposit for bimonthly pay and Isolated Post Allowance (IPA)
• Relocation support including shipping allowance for up to 1000 lbs of cargo
• Subsidized, fully furnished housing with monthly rent ranging from $200 to $275
• Compensation for travel from Winnipeg to/from God’s Lake Narrows twice per school year
• Professional development opportunities
• 1 ¼ sick days per month, after the first month
• Use of the school boat and truck at the Director’s discretion
• Opportunities to travel to other Northern Manitoba communities through participation in school activities

Living in God’s Lake Narrows

God’s Lake Narrows is a remote, fly-in community in Northeastern Manitoba with winter road access. There are normally two
flights per day.

Organized regular recreational activities include Bingo, Co-ed Volleyball, Hockey and Broomball. Religious services are provided by various churches. Our Nursing Station, RCMP and Band Constables provide 24 hour service to all community members. Some of our teachers get their groceries from either Thompson or Winnipeg through food mail since the cost of food on reserve can be high.
Most teachers shop for groceries at the Northern Store or one of the three smaller on- reserve stores. Teachers can enjoy meals at the restaurants in the Motel or the Lodge. Mail service is received at the school and is provided by Canada Post on a daily basis. Many teachers have chosen to install MTS High-Speed Internet services in their units. The main satellite companies teachers choose to use are: Star Choice, and Bell Express Vu. Buy it when you are in the city! Teachers new to the community should arrive at least a few days prior to the commencement of orientation.


Non-local staff members live in our teacherages, which are located beside the school. They are monitored by night security. We have one, two and three bedroom units. We like to assign teachers with children to the two and three bedroom units. We mostly have one
bedroom units which are in fairly good shape. We try not to have shared accommodations and thus far, we have been lucky to have enough units for all our teachers.

New teachers require the following items for their units:

a. linens, towels
b. dishes and cutlery
c. small appliances, e.g. toaster
d. television
e. satellite dish and receiver
f. phone (and arrange for service)

It would be beneficial if new teachers started shipping their belongings over the summer months so that they are here on reserve by the time you arrive. If your freight is shipped through the airlines, it could be a couple of days before you actually receive your belongings. We have storage areas where we can put your boxes in until you have been assigned a unit or until you arrive.

We usually provide the following furniture in our units:

a. sofa
b. loveseat or chair/recliner
c. coffee table with end tables
d. lamps
e. buffet with hutch
f. small entertainment center
g. table with 4 chairs
h. small freezer
i. microwave
j. double bed
k. dressers
l. horizontal blinds and vertical blinds

Standard teacherage living room

"Teacher’s Bay” – Just down the hill from the teacherages

Professional Development

God’s Lake Narrows First Nations School Board is committed to supporting and encouraging ongoing learning by its faculty. On-site professional development opportunities are provided during the year by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Center (MFNERC). The School Board will pay the cost for approved conferences/workshops outside of our community.

Teachers have attended:
- Circle of Knowledge Annual Conference (MFNERC)
- Lighting the Fire Conference (MFNERC)
- Special Area Groups (SAG) sessions (Manitoba Teachers’ Society)
- Effective Strategies (R. S. Phillips & Associates)

Employment Opportunities

We anticipate classroom teacher and subject openings ranging from Grades 1 – 9 and may require staff for our Resource, Industrial Arts and/or Information Technology departments. Our current vacancies are posted on the Education Canada Network website (www.educationcanada.com). Staff recruitment for the following school year begins in April.

We seek energetic and talented teachers who are committed to the intellectual, social and cultural development of students, and who are eager to contribute to school and community life beyond the classroom. We value candidates who have experience with
students from diverse backgrounds, whose pursuit of professional development is keen and ongoing, and whose academic background and teaching experience are directly relevant to the position.

Successful candidates for teaching positions at GLNFNS will demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

• Teacher Certification
• Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
• Satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Outstanding collaborative skills and a desire to work in a team-focused environment

We prefer:

• Interest in living and working in a remote community
• Experience with First Nations staff, students and community members
• Significant recent professional development
• Excellent computer skills and integration of technology into the curriculum
• Expertise teaching a broad range of students (EAL, learning difficulties, gifted)
• Willingness and ability to coach and/or sponsor Elementary and Middle school clubs (please note this may require a significant amount of after-school/weekend time)
• Interest in participating in community events

Applications are accepted at any time and will be kept on file until appropriate vacancies arise.

Please send a resume, 3 references and a cover letter to the Director of Education at:


(204) 335-2019, (204) 335-2440
(204) 335-2499, (204) 335-2003

God’s Lake Narrows First Nation School Board
Box 284
God’s Lake Narrows, Manitoba
R0B 0M0