Job prospects Early Childhood Educator Assistant in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) are good in Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island

early childhood educator assistant
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 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.

On P.E.I., there is an increasing demand in the industry for qualified individuals who have a diploma in early childhood education. Some employers, especially those in rural areas, experience difficulty in finding certified early child care staff. Job prospects will be better for those workers with post-secondary qualifications and those with enhanced skills such as a second language or experience with special needs children. Opportunities are fewer during the summer time period.

Early childhood educators interested in establishing their own business may wish to explore appropriate investment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Early childhood educators and assistants in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 950 people work in this occupation.
  • Early childhood educators and assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624):more than 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 54% of early childhood educators and assistants work all year, while 46% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of early childhood educators and assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 11% 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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