Hey there Some advice about teaching in the UK : Avoid London ! (Southeast London to be exact! Behavioural issues and the general atmosphere I found to be quite negative. Also avoid SOS Educational services - not sure if they operate in Bristol but they are very unprofessional ! ) HSBC bank is international-most Canadian banks DO NOT have links with UK banking facilities - if you want to come to the UK to teach you should be able to access your HSBC bank account in the UK. If you do not have any UK ancestry (and are over 28 yrs)you will need to have a work visa which can be arranged between you and your employer based on the need for your work (if you are qualified in specialty subjects such as Science or Languages this will help you). Protocol (www.protocol-teachers.co.uk) are usually quite well organised and have great seminars held after school to provide information for teachers that are new to the UK. Hope this information helps you ! Best of luck !