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This unit group includes workers who assist elementary and secondary school teachers and counsellors. They are employed in public and private elementary and secondary schools, special schools and treatment centres.
educational assistant, educational resources assistant, lunch room supervisor, program assistant, education, secondary school teacher's assistant, special education assistant, staff assistant, education, teacher's aide, teacher's assistant.
- Assist students with lessons under direct supervision of classroom teacher
- Monitor and report to classroom teacher on student progress
- Assist in preparation of learning materials and environment
- Accompany and supervise students during activities in school gymnasiums, laboratories, libraries, resource centres and on field trips
- Assist special needs students, such as those with mental or physical disabilities, with mobility, communication and personal hygiene
- Prepare classroom displays and bulletin boards
- Operate or assist teacher in operation of projectors, tape recorders and other audio-visual equipment and office equipment such as photocopier, fax machine and computer
- Carry out behaviour modification, personal development and other therapeutic programs under supervision of professionals such as special education instructors, psychologists or speech-language pathologists
- Work with special needs students using techniques such as sign language, Bliss symbols or Braille
- Monitor students during recess, at noon hour or during the day
- May assist with marking of tests and worksheets
- Assist with classroom inventory
- Assist in school library or office and perform other duties assigned by school principal.
Outlook & Prospects for Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants in Chaudière-Appalaches Region
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National Outlook – 10-Year Projection (2011-2020)
This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2011-2020 period.
Note: The tables, graphs and middle paragraph shown under this section display updated 2011-2020 projection results. The remaining narrative text (2009-2018 projections) will be updated shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The data in the following table are derived from HRSDC’s Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). COPS uses a variety of models to produce a detailed 10-year labour market projection per broad skill level and per occupation at the national level, which focuses on the trends of labour supply and labour demand over the next ten years.
This occupation (Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants) is part of a larger occupational group called Childcare and Home Support Workers (NOC 647).
|Occupations in this group||
Visiting Homemakers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations (6471)
Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants (6472)
Babysitters, Nannies and Parents' Helpers (6474)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||201,152|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||42|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||60|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, this occupation experienced average employment growth and a slight increase in the unemployment rate. There was very little increase in the average hourly wage, which was low to begin with. The employment growth in this occupation was due to the increase in births in recent years and the increase in the labour force participation of women. According to key labour market indicators, in recent years, the number of job seekers has been sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupation.
Over the 2011-2020 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected number of job openings is significantly greater than the projected number of job seekers. An occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected number of job openings is smaller than the projected number of job seekers. For Childcare And Home Support Workers, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 81,699 and 75,783 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Based on projections and considering that labour demand and supply in this occupation were balanced, it is expected that labour market conditions should be balanced over the 2011-2020 period as well. The vast majority of job openings will be due to retirements. The retirement rate in this occupation is considerably above average. Workers in this occupation are older than in other occupations, and they generally take their retirement a little earlier. Expansion demand will be responsible for only 12% of job openings. As for labour supply, school leavers will account for the majority of job seekers. This occupation will also attract a higher proportion of immigrants than most other occupations.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||6,655||8%|
|Projected Job Openings||81,699||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||75,783||100%|
In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?
This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
|Industry / Sector||%|
What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time and part-time?
The graph displays the proportion of people in this occupation who worked full-time and part-time in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 54% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.
What proportion of men and women work in this occupation?
The graph displays the proportion of men and women in this occupation in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), women represented 90% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants) is part of a larger group called Childcare and Home Support Workers (NOC 647). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 48%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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