Job prospects Industrial Arts Teacher - Elementary School in the Laurentides Region

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Elementary school and kindergarten teachers" in the Laurentides Region or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2019-2021), there was a labour shortage for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers in the Laurentides Region. There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be good for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 4032) in the Laurentides region for the 2022-2024 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.
  • Employment in this occupation is modulated by changes in the number of preschool and elementary school age children and government funding. According to the Ministère de l'Éducation's forecasts, a slight decrease in the number of students is anticipated in the medium term, but the rollout of universal 4-year-old kindergarten should stimulate job growth.
  • Significant investments in education have been announced, including the hiring of human resources and the improvement, expansion and construction of school infrastructure.
  • Public education institutions have been facing a shortage of teaching staff in recent years. A combination of factors may account for the magnitude of this situation, including retirements or moves to other occupations, the need for additional resources to support vulnerable or academically delayed students, and declining enrolment in training programs leading to this occupation.
  • However, the Quebec government has implemented measures to encourage recruitment, including university training that allows people with a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than teaching to complete a master's degree to obtain the necessary qualifications. School Service Centres also use non-legally qualified staff, i.e., those without or in the process of obtaining a teaching certificate, to fill positions.
  • The health crisis 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 should continue to develop, but to a lesser extent than at the secondary, college and university levels. This will certainly have the impact of changing the qualifications required of the staff in terms of technical and pedagogical skills.

Here are some key facts about Elementary school and kindergarten teachers in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 6,320 people work in this occupation.
  • Elementary school and kindergarten teachers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): more than 95%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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