Job outlook Early Childhood Educator Assistant near Whitehorse (YT)

The job outlook for an early childhood educator assistant working near Whitehorse (YT) is good over the next 3 years. This outlook is applicable to all Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214).

Job opportunities near Whitehorse (YT)

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Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) in Yukon for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The Canada-Yukon Early Learning and Child Care Agreement will provide over $7 million in early learning and childcare funding between 2017 and 2020. As a result, opportunities in this occupation could rise over the forecast period.

Bursaries are available for Yukon residents pursuing full-time or part-time studies in early childhood education.

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

  • Approximately 350 people work in this occupation.
  • Early childhood educators and assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 82%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 17%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 80% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 20% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 58% of early childhood educators and assistants work all year, while 42% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of early childhood educators and assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.

Job opportunities in Yukon

Labour market conditions across Canada

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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