I'm an American public school teacher having a difficult time getting a response from school districts in BC. I've applied for many full-time and teachers on-call positions in and around Vancouver. I'm surprised I haven't heard back from at least a few given my experience and advanced degree in education. I'm starting to wonder if there's something about my circumstances as a new immigrant that is disqualifying me. Here are my details: I have a temporary work permit with the restriction on working with kids lifted. My PR will be issued January 2020. My new teacher certification was transferred from the USA to BC in January. My teacher training was completed in the US. My BC teacher certification is "conditional" because they require elementary school teachers from outside Canada to take a course in Canadian history. I have 5 years to complete this. I'm 40 years old. Are any of these red flags for HR? Are there things I don't know that I don't know? When I moved here with my girlfriend, Vancouver and surrounding areas were desperate for teachers. During the 9 months it took to transfer and process my US certification that changed. I understand there's less of a demand now, but I'm surprised I can't get a simple substitute teaching job. Any suggestions would be most helpful.