Job prospects Secondary School Teacher in British Columbia
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "secondary school teacher" in British Columbia or Canada.
Job opportunities in British Columbia
Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.
Prospects over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be moderate for Secondary school teachers (NOC 4031) in British Columbia for the 2022-2024 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
- Workers in this occupation continue to be in high demand in the province.
- The B.C. Teachers Federation has projected a shortage of teachers this year with many school districts searching for employees.
- Wages continue to be an important factor with the current collective agreement expired and cost of living issues putting upward pressure on wages.
Here are some key facts about Secondary school teachers in British Columbia:
- Approximately 16,950 people work in this occupation.
- Secondary school teachers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): more than 95%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 83% compared to 77% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 17% compared to 23% for all occupations
- 66% of secondary school teachers work all year, while 34% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 45% compared to 52% for all occupations
- Women: 55% compared to 48% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
- high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 28% for all occupations
- apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations
- college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: less than 5% compared to 23% for all occupations
- bachelor's degree: 44% compared to 19% for all occupations
- university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 52% compared to 10% for all occupations
Breakdown by region
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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