Job prospects Early Childhood Educator Assistant in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable 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.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

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 British Columbia 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.

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. Investment by the federal government in a national childcare plan should support growth in this occupation.

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

  • Approximately 22,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Early childhood educators and assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 84%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 68% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 32% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 46% of early childhood educators and assistants work all year, while 54% 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.
  • 13% of early childhood educators and assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    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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