Job prospects Early Childhood Educator Assistant in Yukon

Job opportunities for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) are good in Yukon 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 Yukon

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 Yukon for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The Canada-Yukon Early Learning and Child Care Agreement will provide over $7 million in early learning and childcare funding between 2017 and 2020. As a result, opportunities in this occupation could rise over the forecast period.

Bursaries are available for Yukon residents pursuing full-time or part-time studies in early childhood education.

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

  • Approximately 350 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: 80% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 20% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 58% of early childhood educators and assistants work all year, while 42% 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 33 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of early childhood educators and assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% 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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