Job prospects Home Child Care Provider in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Home child care providers (NOC 4411) are limited in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a home child care provider.

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 British Columbia

home child care provider
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be limited for Home child care providers (NOC 4411) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Home child care providers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 7,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Home child care providers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Private households (NAICS 814): 49%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 44%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 63% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 37% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 45% of home child care providers work all year, while 55% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 29% of home child care providers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Cariboo Region Fair Fair
    Kootenay Region Limited Limited
    Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Limited Limited
    Nechako Region Limited Limited
    North Coast Region Limited Limited
    Northeast Region Fair Fair
    Thompson–Okanagan Region Limited Limited
    Vancouver Island and Coast Region Limited Limited
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Home child care providers (NOC 4411) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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