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Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers  (NOC 4142)
Edmonton Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers teach basic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic or specialized subjects such as English or French as a second language at public and private elementary schools. Elementary school librarians are included in this unit group.

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Elementary school and kindergarten teachers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Prepare courses for presentation to students according to approved curriculum
  • Teach students using a systematic plan of lessons, discussions, audio-visual presentations and field trips
  • Lead students in activities to promote their physical, mental and social development and their school readiness
  • Assign and correct homework
  • Prepare, administer and correct tests
  • Evaluate the progress of students and discuss results with students, parents and school officials
  • Identify children's individual learning needs
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
  • Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • May supervise teachers' aides and student teachers.

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers may specialize in such areas as special education or second language instruction.

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Wetaskiwin, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Calmar, Devon, Drayton Valley, Duffield, Gibbons, Millet, Morinville, Redwater, Stony Plain, Cardiff, Rosenthal Estates

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Outlook & Prospects for Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers in Edmonton Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers in Edmonton Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Edmonton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers (NOC 4142) in the Edmonton region. Compared to all other occupations, there should be proportionately fewer unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs. However, this will be partially offset by both average employment growth and number of retiring workers.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Edmonton region was 41 years and 17% of workers were 55 years old and older.

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