Job prospects Early Childhood Educator Assistant in Yukon

Job opportunities for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) are fair in Yukon 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 Yukon

early childhood educator assistant
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) in Yukon for the 2021-2023 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 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. For Yukon, this plan includes the creation of 110 new regulated early learning and child care spaces within five years. Fully qualified early childhood educators in Yukon will receive a minimum wage of approximately $30 an hour— the highest minimum wage for early childhood educators in the country (Department of Finance Canada 2021).

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.
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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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