Job prospects Industrial Arts Teacher - Elementary School in Prince Edward Island

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 "industrial arts teacher - elementary school" was moved from the group Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 4032) to the group Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 41221).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "industrial arts teacher - elementary school" in Prince Edward Island or Canada.

Job opportunities in Prince Edward Island

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

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

The employment outlook will be moderate for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 4032) in Prince Edward Island for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.

Labour needs will stem from both employment growth and jobs vacated by teachers who will be retiring. Some positions may become available as teachers leave their jobs to accept promotions to education consulting roles and management positions in the elementary education sector. Teachers with three or more years of experience and additional education may advance to administrative positions such as department heads, education consultants, vice-principals, or principals. However, turnover is relatively low in comparison to the average turnover rate in all occupations combined.

Employment prospects are better for those who have a bachelor's degree in pre-school and primary education, in remedial education and in specialized primary and secondary education. Employment growth in this occupation depends on the increase in the number of kindergarten and elementary school age children, and on government funding.

Here are some key facts about Elementary school and kindergarten teachers in Prince Edward Island:

  • Approximately 1,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Elementary school and kindergarten teachers 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: 87% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 13% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 68% of elementary school and kindergarten teachers work all year, while 32% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 15% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 85% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: n/a
    • high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: n/a
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: less than 5% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 52% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 43% compared to 7% for all occupations

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