Check TESL Ontario's job board regularly as ESL jobs are posted there. When looking for work in Toronto, it’s important to remember the following: 1) Full-time TESL careers in Toronto are difficult to come by: there is a lot of competition, most of the work is contract or seasonal, and the pay is generally low. 2) Most jobs are not posted – you should just apply to places where you want to work. 3) The hourly rates listed below normally include only teaching hours (not prep or marking, which are usually unpaid). 4) ESL contracts are in the highest supply in July and August, when full-time teachers are on holiday and international students flock to the city; this means sending out your resume in late March or April. 5) You need to know a few important acronyms – like CLB, ELT, etc. – to read a job ad properly.