Job prospects Early Childhood Educator Assistant in Northwest Territories

Job opportunities for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) are limited in Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories

early childhood educator assistant
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be limited for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) in Northwest Territories for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Despite recent employment losses in this sector during the pandemic, the number of child care workers is expected to grow in response to the new Canada-wide early learning and child care plan, announced in the 2021 Federal Budget. From 2020 to 2021, the federal government will invest $2.4 million in early childhood education in Northwest Territories (Employment and Social Development Canada 2021).

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

  • Approximately 300 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: 74% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 26% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 44% of early childhood educators and assistants work all year, while 56% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of early childhood educators and assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
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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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