District Overview

We provide safe, positive learning environments that honour and celebrate the cultural heritage of our communities. Our goal is to assist students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be lifelong learners and healthy, productive members of society.

Regional Diversity

The Stikine is a pristine natural environment that suits outdoor enthusiasts of all interests, as well as those who just prefer a slower-paced life. Avid history buffs will enjoy discovering the many stories these spaces hold. This is rural living at its best!

Specialty Programs

Schools are staffed with a 10 to 1 pupil- teacher ratio to best serve the needs of our students. There are a wide variety of cultural and outdoor activities offered throughout the year. Teachers are afforded many opportunities for professional development, and we encourage collaboration and the development of learning communities.

Community Culture

Three distinct First Nations (Tahltan, Taku River Tlingit and Kaska) contribute their culture and traditions to help form each close knit community. Our schools are the centres of community life.

Draw for Employees

Our staff benefits from some of the highest salaries in the province; a relocation allowance upon arrival (with an additional amount offered after two years); isolation allowance; annual personal travel allowances; a substantial professional development package; 100% medical, extended health, dental and group health insurance; and modern teacher accommodation at a reasonable rent.

Scenes from Stikine

  • Stikine students
  • Views from Stikine
  • Winter scene from Stikine
  • Winter in Stikine
  • Drumming in Stikine
  • Students biking in Stikine
  • Aboriginal culture in Stikine

Salary and Benefits

Teachers typically receive a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • medical, dental, and extended health plans;
  • group life insurance benefits;
  • teachers’ pension;
  • extended health benefits for dependents of deceased employees;
  • accidental disability insurance;
  • salary indemnity plan benefit;
  • supplemental employment benefits on maternity leave;
  • employee and family assistance programs.

Allowances

Teachers in positions with special responsibilities, e.g. department heads, teacher consultants, teacher coordinators, counsellors, psychologists, alternate school teachers, speech pathologists, may receive a financial allowance of $2,000-$4,000 annually.

Teachers working in remote and rural schools may also receive a recruitment allowance, and an annual retention allowance. Learn more about teacher salaries with the Salary Finder tool.

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