Job prospects Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Assistant near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Early childhood educators and assistants" near Vancouver (BC) or across Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2021-2023), there was a labour shortage for Early childhood educators and assistants near Vancouver (BC). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years

Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some 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.

Here are some key facts about Early childhood educators and assistants in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 15,370 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): 89%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Early childhood educators and assistants across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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