Job prospects Elementary School Teacher's Aide in Ontario

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "elementary school teacher's aide" was moved from the group Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 4413) to the group Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 43100).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "elementary school teacher's aide" in Ontario or Canada.

Job opportunities in Ontario

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

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

The employment outlook will be moderate for Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 4413) in Ontario for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.

What Types of Employers Are Out There?

  • Nearly all employed in elementary and secondary schools.

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

  • Demand strongly influenced by population size and student registration
  • In the near term, enrolment in elementary schools is projected to slightly decline but increase in secondary schools
  • Changes to annual funding amounts can affect employment prospects in school boards
  • Investments made in support of students with special needs may lead to job openings for teaching assistants with this specialization

What Skills Do I Need to Succeed?

  • Employers tend to seek candidates with post-secondary education in areas such as education assistance, special needs or the development of children
  • Completion of the Behaviour Management Systems certification may be an asset in securing employment
  • Educational Assistant is a voluntary skilled trade in Ontario

What Other Information Will I Find Helpful?

  • Several of the positions will be for individuals to work on call
  • Work opportunities are usually less abundant in the summer months due to the slowdown in educational activities in this period

Here are some key facts about Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants in Ontario:

  • Approximately 37,400 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 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 39% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 17% of elementary and secondary school teacher assistants work all year, while 83% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 31 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.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 10% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 90% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 6% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 19% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 47% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 18% compared to 21% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 7% compared to 10% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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