Notes For All Applicants


DEVI School has thus far satisfied its staffing needs primarily through the hire of charitable foreign workers. Remuneration to foreign charitable workers is limited to a monthly stipend plus room and board. The initial stipend for new staff at DEVI School is generally $600.00 (entire month worked).

Canadian residents and citizens, if you see yourself as a good match for any of our staffing needs, we look forward to considering your application for employment.

Work Permit

Foreign applicants who become staff at DEVI School will be issued a work permit by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada). If you wish to apply for a job at DEVI School and are not a Canadian resident or citizen, please check the IRCC website to see whether or not a visa will also be required. Citizens of countries that do not require the issuance of a visa, please proceed with your application.

On the other hand, if you are a citizen of a country where Canada requires a visa, please note that IRCC has not issued any visas to such applicants during the last few years.

Room and Board

All DEVI School staff and volunteers will be offered full room and board. Meals will be served in the school cafeteria, and accommodation will be provided either in a school dormitory or in other properties owned or rented by the school. Staff not wishing to live in school accommodations are of course free to make their own arrangements in the local area. In such situations there will not be a cash alternative to school-provided accommodation.

Requirements for All Applicants

Applicants to any position at the DEVI School should, of course, have a love of working with children and will be expected to foster good relationships with the students. It's such an enormous blessing to live and work with these children every day. But it's certainly not easy, and life in rural Nova Scotia requires strength, fortitude and energy.

Teamwork is vital to the school's success, but even more than this, the entire staff and student body should feel part of one big family. The successful applicant should have an open heart, a humble attitude, and a willingness to blend into the Devi School family.

ALL applicants must supply a criminal record check from their home country once hired. Also, while a driver's license is not required, the possession of one would be of help to the other school staff who drive as driving (for shopping, errands, etc.) is a frequent and essential activity. Finally, the minimum age to apply for a job is twenty-one.

The teaching of Sahaja Yoga meditation is woven into all aspects of education and life at the Devi School. All staff members will be expected to impart their knowledge of Sahaja Yoga to the students and, from time to time, lead guided meditations. For this reason, for every role in the school, we require applicants who have a deep and well-established understanding of Sahaja Yoga and are well-balanced or who at least are committed to working on themselves regularly.

Staff are expected to be on site in advance of school opening. Please see Information for Parents for more information about semester and holiday dates.