Job prospects Elementary School Teacher's Aide in Ontario
Job opportunities for Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 4413) are fair in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an elementary school teacher's aide.
Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.
Job opportunities in Ontario
The employment outlook will be fair for Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 4413) in Ontario for the 2021-2023 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
- Enrolment in elementary and secondary schools had been increasing, but COVID-19-induced factors may result in uncertainty in elementary schools within the forecast period,
- 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 the Ontario region:
- Approximately 37,100 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.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Ontario by economic region.
|Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region||Fair Fair|
|Kingston–Pembroke Region||Fair Fair|
|Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region||Fair Fair|
|London Region||Fair Fair|
|Muskoka–Kawarthas Region||Fair Fair|
|Northeast Region||Fair Fair|
|Northwest Region||Fair Fair|
|Ottawa Region||Fair Fair|
|Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region||Fair Fair|
|Toronto Region||Fair Fair|
|Windsor-Sarnia Region||Fair Fair|
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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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