Struggling with staff shortages, more Manitoba school divisions are looking to hire substitute teachers even if they are not certified.

The Manitoba Teachers' Society says the use of non-certified teachers has been going on for years in rural areas.

Brandon, Sunrise and Western School Divisions all have substitute job postings up but aren't requiring applicants to be qualified as certified teachers.

The society says in the past, larger urban centres like Winnipeg and Brandon have not had a shortage of substitutes, but that is no longer the case.


With files from The Canadian Press.