Job prospects Industrial Arts Teacher - Elementary School in the Bas-Saint-Laurent Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers in the Bas-Saint-Laurent Region. These trends also apply to people working as an industrial arts teacher - elementary school.

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.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years

industrial arts teacher - elementary school
Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 4032) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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 available to individuals who hold a teacher certification, either a teaching certificate (permanent) or a teaching permit (temporary). To obtain these certifications, a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, elementary school teaching, special education (remedial instruction) or specialized education at the elementary and secondary school levels is usually required. Qualifying university training also allows individuals with a bachelor's degree in a field other than teaching to complete a master's degree to obtain the necessary qualifications. Flexibility has also been introduced to hire substitute teachers without a university education, but with at least a diploma of college studies or a bachelor's degree, depending on the program and grade. Employers are looking for candidates who are fluent in the language of instruction and who have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Mastery of key online teaching tools and adaptability are essential skills.

Employment dynamics in this occupation are modulated by changes in the number of preschool and elementary school age children and government funding. The Quebec Department of Education forecasts a slight decrease in the number of students in the short term, but the implementation of universal pre-kindergarten for four-year-olds is expected to stimulate employment growth. In addition, significant investments in education have been announced, including the hiring of human resources and the improvement, expansion and construction of school infrastructure. However, public education institutions have been facing a shortage of teachers for the past few years, and this challenge has been exacerbated by the pandemic, particularly due to retirements and the need for additional resources to work as substitute teachers and support students who are vulnerable or slow learners. Finally, the health crisis also forced the government to make a rapid technological shift and implement distance learning. Although teaching has returned exclusively to the classroom, the integration of digital pedagogy is expected to continue growing, but to a lesser extent than at the secondary, college and university levels.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following region:

  • Chaudière-Appalaches, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Elementary school and kindergarten teachers in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 1,610 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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