Job prospects Industrial Arts Teacher - Elementary School near Montréal (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers near Montréal (QC). These trends also apply to people working as an industrial arts teacher - elementary school.

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Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

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Job prospects

industrial arts teacher - elementary school
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 4032) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Opportunities in this occupation are open to holders of a teaching license, either the teaching certificate (permanent) or a teaching permit (temporary). To obtain these authorizations, one usually needs to obtain a bachelor's degree in preschool and primary education, special education instruction (orthopedagogy) or special education at the primary and secondary levels. Employers are looking for candidates who are proficient in the language of instruction and who demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and good organizational skills.

Employment dynamics in this occupation depend on the evolution of the number of kindergarten and elementary school age children, and on government funding. According to Québec's Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, the number of elementary and kindergarten students is expected to increase until 2020-21 in the region. Moreover, the addition of 4-year-old kindergarten classes and government investments in education, which include the hiring of additional teachers, should also contribute to the excellent job prospects for this occupation in the medium term.

Here are some key facts about Elementary school and kindergarten teachers in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 34,440 people work in this occupation.
  • Elementary school and kindergarten teachers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
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