Job prospects Elementary School Teacher's Aide in Alberta

Job opportunities for Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 4413) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an elementary school teacher's aide.

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 Alberta

elementary school teacher's aide
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 4413) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Demand for many public sector occupations in education and management is expected to be negatively affected by a 2.8% expense cut announced in the 2019 provincial budget. The Government of Alberta is reducing and/or freezing funding for most public sector school districts and post-secondary institutions. Plans are underway to reduce provincial public sector employment through hiring freezes and attrition.

Here are some key facts about Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 16,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants 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: 61% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 39% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 17% of elementary and secondary school teacher assistants work all year, while 83% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of elementary and secondary school teacher assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Alberta 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 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 4413) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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