Job prospects Secondary School Teacher in Newfoundland and Labrador

Job opportunities for Secondary school teachers (NOC 4031) are fair in Newfoundland and Labrador over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a secondary school teacher.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

secondary school teacher
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Secondary school teachers (NOC 4031) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

School enrolment in Newfoundland and Labrador is declining, which could result in fewer positions. Nonetheless, opportunities in certain subjects or communities may arise due to a high number of retirements as well as new rules that allow teachers with more seniority to move into preferred positions. The pool of substitute teachers has become smaller recently, resulting in more opportunities for supply teaching. Budgetary pressures are expected to have an impact on growth prospects for this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Secondary school teachers in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 1,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Secondary school teachers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111):more than 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 82% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 18% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 67% of secondary school teachers work all year, while 33% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Newfoundland and Labrador by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Secondary school teachers (NOC 4031) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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