Job prospects Early Childhood Educator Assistant in Manitoba

Job opportunities for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) are good in Manitoba over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an early childhood educator assistant.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

early childhood educator assistant
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) in Manitoba for the 2021-2023 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The Government of Manitoba committed to spending over $500 million to build 20 new schools throughout the province, adding 10,900 new classroom spaces and 1,450 child-care spaces by 2025. These additional spaces will support new employment opportunities for early childhood educators and assistants. Demand for this occupation will also remain tied to the ability for educational and child care establishments to stay open during any future waves of the pandemic.

Here are some key facts about Early childhood educators and assistants in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 8,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Early childhood educators and assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 87%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 9%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 74% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 26% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 53% of early childhood educators and assistants work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of early childhood educators and assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    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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