Job prospects Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Assistant in Newfoundland and Labrador

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "early childhood educator (ECE) assistant" was moved from the group Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) to the group Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "early childhood educator (ECE) assistant" in Newfoundland and Labrador or Canada.

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

early childhood educator (ECE) assistant
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2022-2024 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.

The implementation of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement over the next few years is expected to result in an increase in the number of certified early childhood educator positions. A new wage grid in 2023 is expected to raise incomes, aimed towards reducing turnover and making the occupation more attractive as a career.

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

  • Approximately 1,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Early childhood educators and assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 95%
  • 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
  • 56% 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.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: less than 5% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: more than 95% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 6% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 21% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 6% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 54% compared to 30% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 11% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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