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

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Major labour shortage

Over the past few years (2020-2022), there was a major labour shortage for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers in the Laurentides Region. There were far more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years

Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 41221) in the Laurentides region for the 2023-2025 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.

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, an overall drop in the number of students is anticipated in the medium term.

The roll-out of kindergarten classes for children aged four, which was not included in the projection above, would however offset the anticipated drop in preschool enrolment.

The teacher shortage continues to be a major issue in the school system. Major investments in education are planned to promote hiring, recognition of prior learning and staff retention. Nevertheless, there are numerous vacancies, forcing school service centres to resort more and more to hiring teachers who do not have a bachelor's degree and certificate in education.

The record rise in immigration should boost demand for preschool and primary school reception classes, particularly in the Greater Montréal area.

The integration of digital pedagogy should continue to develop, which will change the qualifications required of the staff in terms of technical and pedagogical skills.

While the employment outlook is good for this occupation at the provincial level, it will be moderate or very good in six regions.

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

  • Approximately 5,250 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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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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