Job outlook Instructor, First Aid in Canada

People working as an instructor, first aid have different job prospects depending on where they work in Canada. Find out what the future holds for them in your province or territory. These outlooks are applicable to all Other instructors (NOC 4216).

Job opportunities over the next 3 years

Explore future job prospects by province and territory.

Location Job outlook
Newfoundland and Labrador Fair
Prince Edward Island Undetermined
Nova Scotia Fair
New Brunswick Fair
Quebec Good
Ontario Undetermined
Manitoba Good
Saskatchewan Good
Alberta Fair
British Columbia Good
Yukon Territory Fair
Northwest Territories Good
Nunavut Good
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Take a closer look at the projected labour demand and supply for this occupation over the 2017-2026 period. For more information on future job trends, go to the Canadian Occupational Projections System.


BALANCE: Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group over the 2017-2026 period at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.
Employment in 2016
Median age of workers in 2016
Average retirement age in 2016

Detailed analysis

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2017-2026) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2017-2026. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

Over the 2014-2016 period, employment growth in this occupational group was stronger than the average for all occupations. The increase in the average hourly wage was similar to the average of the economy. However, the unemployment rate rose substantially to reach 7.3% in 2016, which is similar to the national average of 7.0%. The mixed signals of key labour market indicators required the analysis of additional indicators, which suggested that the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupational group over the 2014-2016 period.

For Other instructors & Other religious occupations, over the period 2017-2026, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 13,000, while 13,400 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

As job openings and job seekers are projected to be at relatively similar levels over the 2017-2026 period, the balance between labour supply and demand seen in recent years is expected to continue over the projection period. Job openings are projected to arise mainly from retirements, accounting for more than two-thirds of all available jobs. Pressures arising from these departures are expected to be in line with the average for all occupations. Employment growth is projected to be at par with the average of the economy, but weaker than what was recorded over the 2007-2016 period. This occupational grouping is composed of various groups of workers offering services to a wide range of clients. Good employment growth is expected for occupations related to youth (such as driving instructors and school tutors), as the number of young people (5-17) is anticipated to increase steadily over the projection period. Occupations related to religion are projected to growth at a somewhat slower pace than the national average in the next decade. This growth is expected to mainly come from the increase in the number of immigrants who are generally more likely to practice faith actively than Canadian-born citizens. Finally, weaker job creation is anticipated for occupations related to teaching to adults due to the restrained growth in disposable income of households arising from the massive retirements of baby-boomers from the labour market. With regard to labour supply, school leavers are expected to account for close to two-thirds of job seekers. The proportion of new immigrants seeking employment in this occupational group is expected to be similar to the national average, accounting for about 20% of job seekers. Finally, a significant number of workers will leave for another occupation. For instance, many workers employed as tutors will leave this occupational group to seek employment as elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (NOC 4413), which is generally associated with higher wages and less precarious employment. Some workers in other religious occupations are also projected to move up the ladder and seek employment in professional occupations in religion (NOC 4154).

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