Job prospects Elementary School Teacher's Aide in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 4413) are fair in Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island

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 Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Individuals working with special needs students should have better prospects for finding employment. Some employment opportunities may become available for substitute teachers, which is usually on an "on-call" basis, and for part-time, occasional, and temporary work.

Employers may prefer candidates with a college diploma or other post-secondary education in relevant fields such as Educational Assistant, Developmental Services, Early Childhood Education and Child and Youth Care. Teacher assistants working with special needs students require post-secondary education in a relevant field and may need to demonstrate additional skills such as knowledge of sign language, Braille, assistive/adaptive devices, and special education techniques.

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

  • Approximately 450 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: 76% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 24% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 16% of elementary and secondary school teacher assistants work all year, while 84% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
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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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