Job prospects Secondary School Teacher in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Secondary school teachers (NOC 4031) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a secondary school teacher.

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.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

secondary school teacher
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Secondary school teachers (NOC 4031) in British Columbia for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Employment in education continues to adapt to changing market conditions brought on by the pandemic. Many employees are expected to retire in the coming years.

Here are some key facts about Secondary school teachers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 16,150 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 57% 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.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Secondary school teachers (NOC 4031) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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