Job prospects Early Childhood Educator Assistant in Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

early childhood educator assistant
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

While the number of children under the age of six in NL is declining, government investment aims to make childcare more affordable and accessible, which could result in a larger proportion of children in childcare. Therefore, the number of positions is expected to remain stable. There is a high level of turnover, which is partially due to the relatively low wage of the occupation. Being a large occupation, there tends to be a steady number of job opportunities spread throughout the province, particularly on a casual or part-time basis.

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

  • Approximately 2,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Early childhood educators and assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 93%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 81% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 19% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 57% of early childhood educators and assistants work all year, while 43% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 13% of early childhood educators and assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Newfoundland and Labrador by economic region.

    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 Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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