Callisto-chan (callisto_chan) wrote in little_details,

Becoming a teacher and hairdressers in the early 1970s

I'll admit my Google-fu is extremely weak, and I can't seem to find a clear answer, so I've come to ask for your help.

1. What exactly are the requirements for becoming an average elementary school teacher in Canada? (The province of Ontario, specifically). From that I was able to find on Wikipedia, Canadians need certification from a provincial teachers' college, but fails to state any more than that. How long would teachers' college take, more or less? (The character is 27 by this point, so would he already have grauated, or would he still be studying?) What would be required during this time? How easy would it be to find a job once graduating from college?

2. What did it take to become a general hairdresser in the late 60s/early 70s? (I'm thinking the period 1967-1971). Would it require one go to beauty school? How long would that take? Just because I'm odd like this, the character in question is living in West Germany at the time, so I don't know if that would change anything.
2b. Said character moves to Canada in the early eighties; would she have to retake some kind of beauty course to work as a hairdresser, or would her previous credentials be sufficient?

Thank you in advance.
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