Professional Linking Program (PLP)
The Professional Linking Program (PLP) is an exciting and unique teacher education program designed to build on the strengths of working paraprofessionals while creating new futures as teachers. PLP is unique in that it offers these workers, who are interested in becoming teachers, an opportunity to continue working in a paraprofessional setting during part of the program while meeting the requirements for teacher certification.
The PLP program is designed for paraprofessionals — student support workers, special education assistants, social workers, child and youth care workers, counsellors, settlement workers, adult educators, independent teachers, trades and technical teachers, and Francophone teachers operating on a letter of permission. Applicants must have a minimum of two years experience in their current roles with preference given to those working with children and youth at the grade level they wish to teach.
For information about the PLP offerings in French, please visit the OFFA/BAFF website.