Job prospects Secondary School Teacher in Saskatchewan

Job opportunities for Secondary school teachers (NOC 4031) are fair in Saskatchewan 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 Saskatchewan

secondary school teacher
Prospects over the next 3 years

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The Government of Saskatchewan has increased school operating funding by $26.2 million to $1.9 billion for 2019-20 school year. Saskatchewan's K-12 student population continues to rise. The Regina Catholic School Board is adding 17 full-time teachers for the 2019-2020 school year due to higher enrolment. Enrolment in Cree immersion programs in Saskatchewan public schools continue to rise. As a result, the school divisions are struggling to find enough fluent teachers. Student enrollment in Saskatchewan French immersion programs also continue to increase, creating a shortage of French teachers.

The Province is aiming to eliminate its budget deficit by 2019-20 and has undertaken a number of initiatives to reduce service costs. Consequently, provincial budget constraints could limit employment growth in this occupation over the forecast period.

Here are some key facts about Secondary school teachers in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 3,800 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: 85% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 67% of secondary school teachers work all year, while 33% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Saskatchewan by economic region.

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

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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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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