My name is Saadiqa. I have a CELTA certificate from ILSC and I have been teaching ESL in Montreal for the past 5 years. When completing my profile, I am asked if my experience is after I received my teaching qualification. Is the CELTA certificate considered as a valid teaching certification and what do they mean by obtaining a certification from a government body in my home country. Would TESL Canada be considered as a goverment body to issue a teaching certification?
Also, I am currently completing a Masters in Education. However, because I haven't finished, I am not a licenced science teacher yet. But, I am able to get a teaching permit. This permit is a temporary license granting an individual the status of a legally qualified teacher in the province of Quebec and it is good for a 5 year period from the date issued. If I have this permit, can I check the box which says "this experience is after I received my teaching qualification"?