Job prospects Industrial Arts Teacher - Elementary School in Québec
Job opportunities for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 4032) are good in Québec over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an industrial arts teacher - elementary school.
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 Québec
The employment outlook will be good for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 4032) in Québec for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- Not many 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, before starting to decrease slightly. However, the addition of 4-year-old kindergarten classes should stimulate growth in this occupation. In addition, 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 Québec:
- Approximately 72,300 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: 82% compared to 80% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 18% compared to 20% for all occupations
- 68% of elementary school and kindergarten teachers work all year, while 32% 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 32 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.
|Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region||Good Good|
|Bas-Saint-Laurent Region||Good Good|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||Good Good|
|Centre-du-Québec Region||Good Good|
|Chaudière-Appalaches Region||Good Good|
|Côte-Nord Region||Good Good|
|Estrie Region||Good Good|
|Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region||Good Good|
|Lanaudière Region||Good Good|
|Laurentides Region||Good Good|
|Laval Region||Good Good|
|Mauricie Region||Good Good|
|Montréal Region||Good Good|
|Montérégie Region||Good Good|
|Nord-du-Québec Region||Good Good|
|Outaouais Region||Good Good|
|Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region||Fair Fair|
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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
We expect that the labour supply and demand for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 4032) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.
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