The government of Canada has more power to make sure students get the best education possible.
But the federal Education Act gives the government a lot more latitude when it comes the education of students.
In an article titled What to expect in the Education Act 2018, we found that the Education Minister has the ability to give teachers the powers they need to do their jobs.
But with the Education Ministry under new management, it’s up to the minister to make the most of those powers.
To make sure that Canadians get the education they need, we asked questions of our experts to find out what can be done to make education work for students and families.
In this guide, we’ll answer the most common questions you have about the Education Acts.
Is there a federal education authority?
If the Education Agency is a federally-owned entity, the Education Department will be able to appoint, fire and change directors, including through a process that will be set out in the Act.
The Education Minister will have a limited role in this process.
What is a director?
A director is an individual who, by virtue of their employment status, is the principal author or co-author of a policy, recommendation or regulation that affects the education or training of Canadians.
The Director of the Education, Skills and Training Department has the power to appoint and dismiss directors.
The Department of Public Instruction, for example, can direct the director of the department responsible for the Department of English and Culture to remove the Director of Public Administration.
This power can be exercised in several ways, including via a resolution, a letter of advice or, if no resolution is reached, the dismissal of the Director.
Is the Education Commissioner responsible for overseeing the education and training of students?
The Education Commissioner has primary responsibility for overseeing and regulating the delivery of educational and training programs, which includes the education, training and assessment of teachers.
The Commissioner is also responsible for administering and supervising provincial education agencies and the government-owned entities that provide educational and technical support to schools and colleges.
Can the Minister of Education fire or dismiss directors?
The Minister of the Environment, Jobs and Skills can terminate the director’s employment and dismiss them from their duties, subject to certain conditions.
The minister can also, in exceptional circumstances, fire or remove a director from their job.
The department can also suspend a director for the director to complete their duties in a manner that is consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the director.
However, the Director is not entitled to be paid a salary.
What types of directors are available?
The minister may appoint and fire directors on a case-by-case basis.
The education department has discretion to appoint an education director and, if necessary, dismiss a director.
The ministry may also make a decision to dismiss a member of the board of directors or the chief executive officer.
The director of education may also be required to repay a debt of $25,000, which can be repaid in full.
Can an education department hire or fire a director or chief executive?
The authority has the discretion to hire or dismiss a person in relation to the director or director of public administration, as the case may be.
The person is not eligible for reappointment.
If the authority decides to dismiss the director, the director is no longer eligible to reapply for a similar position.
The public service is responsible for ensuring that the education sector is functioning in a way that provides students with the best possible education.
The Ministry of Education must also ensure that the people who have the responsibility for providing the education in a given province and territory have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to effectively manage the educational and educational training systems of those provinces and territories.
How do I apply for a position?
There are three ways to apply for positions.
Online applications are made through the Public Service Employment Program.
Employees can apply online to: apply for employment in the public service; apply for appointment in a position of responsibility; or apply for promotion in the ministry.
The process for these online applications is similar to the one for applications for employment.
In person applications are taken on the premises of the education department.
Employees are required to present valid identification.
There is an online application submission process.
Employees must submit a completed application form, along with a copy of their passport and pay stub.
The application can be submitted online, by mail or by fax.
If you need help filling out your application form or submitting your application, contact the Education and Skills Canada office at 1-800-668-3313.
Can I apply to become a member?
You can become a Member of the Public Servants Association (PSA) if you meet all the eligibility requirements.
You can apply to join the PSA if you have earned at least one year of service in the Public Sector.
You must also complete an application form for membership.
Membership is not a membership in the PSI,