Job prospects Early Childhood Educator Assistant in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
Explore current and future job prospects for Early childhood educators and assistants in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region. These trends also apply to people working as an early childhood educator assistant.
Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was poor over the past few years (2018-2020). There were more workers available than job openings.
The employment outlook will be good for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2021-2023 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- 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.
The outlook for early childhood educators and assistants within the region is good, particularly as the need for childcare is in demand with more parents returning to work. Already the province has announced the creation of hundreds of new childcare spaces to be created in the near future. In addition, under a new agreement between the province of B.C. and government of Canada, roughly 30,000 new regulated early learning and child care spaces for children under the age of 6 will be created within B.C. over the next 5 years.
Here are some key facts about Early childhood educators and assistants in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 15,030 people work in this occupation.
- Early childhood educators and assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 88%
- Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
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