Job prospects Early Childhood Educator Assistant in British Columbia
Job opportunities for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an early childhood educator assistant.
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
The employment outlook will be fair for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.
Here are some key facts about Early childhood educators and assistants in the British Columbia region:
- Approximately 22,800 people work in this occupation.
- Early childhood educators and assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Social assistance (NAICS 624): 84%
- Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 8%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 68% compared to 77% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 32% compared to 23% for all occupations
- 46% of early childhood educators and assistants work all year, while 54% 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 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- 13% of early childhood educators and assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
The province of B.C. is adding over 300 student spaces in early childhood education (ECE) programs as part of the Childcare BC plan to graduate up to 620 more ECE students between 2018 and 2021.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.
|Cariboo Region||Fair Fair|
|Kootenay Region||Fair Fair|
|Lower Mainland–Southwest Region||Fair Fair|
|Nechako Region||Limited Limited|
|North Coast Region||Limited Limited|
|Northeast Region||Fair Fair|
|Thompson–Okanagan Region||Fair Fair|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||Fair Fair|
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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
We expect that the labour supply and demand for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.
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