Job prospects Early Childhood Educator Assistant in Northwest Territories

Job opportunities for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) are fair in Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories

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 Northwest Territories 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Opportunities in this occupation could rise over the forecast period. The Canada – Northwest Territories (NWT) Early Learning and Child Care Agreement will provide over $7 million in early learning and childcare funding between 2017 and 2020.

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

  • Approximately 300 people work in this occupation.
  • Early childhood educators and assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 82%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 17%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 74% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 26% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 44% of early childhood educators and assistants work all year, while 56% 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 28 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of early childhood educators and assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
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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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