Job prospects Early Childhood Educator Assistant near Charlottetown (PE)

Explore current and future job prospects for Early childhood educators and assistants near Charlottetown (PE). These trends also apply to people working as an early childhood educator assistant.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

early childhood educator assistant
Outlook over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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.

On P.E.I., there is an increasing demand in the industry for qualified individuals who have a diploma in early childhood education. Some employers, especially those in rural areas, experience difficulty in finding certified early child care staff. Job prospects will be better for those workers with post-secondary qualifications and those with enhanced skills such as a second language or experience with special needs children. Opportunities are fewer during the summer time period.

Early childhood educators interested in establishing their own business may wish to explore appropriate investment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Early childhood educators and assistants in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 950 people work in this occupation.
  • Early childhood educators and assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624):more than 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 54% of early childhood educators and assistants work all year, while 46% 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 34 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of early childhood educators and assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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