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Elementary school and kindergarten teachers teach basic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic or specialized subjects such as English or French as a second language at public and private elementary schools. Elementary school librarians are included in this unit group.
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- Prepare courses for presentation to students according to approved curriculum
- Teach students using a systematic plan of lessons, discussions, audio-visual presentations and field trips
- Lead students in activities to promote their physical, mental and social development and their school readiness
- Assign and correct homework
- Prepare, administer and correct tests
- Evaluate the progress of students and discuss results with students, parents and school officials
- Identify children's individual learning needs
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
- Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
- May supervise teachers' aides and student teachers.
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers may specialize in such areas as special education or second language instruction.
Outlook & Prospects for Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers in Fredericton--Oromocto
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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 School and Kindergarten Teachers) is part of a larger occupational group called Secondary and Elementary School Teachers and Educational Counsellors (NOC 414).
|Occupations in this group||
Secondary School Teachers (4141)
Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers (4142)
Educational Counsellors (4143)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||445,896|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||41|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||58|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, employment in this occupation increased slightly, while the unemployment rate grew, but much less quickly than the average. The average hourly wage increased more quickly than for other occupations. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was 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 Secondary And Elementary School Teachers And Counsellors, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 156,240 and 147,254 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Based on these projections and considering that labour supply and demand were recently balanced for this occupation, it is expected that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill the job openings over the 2011-2020 period. The number of job openings is expected to decrease significantly in the coming years because of a considerable slowdown in employment growth. The number of students going to elementary and high schools should remain stable, which will limit the need for new teaching positions. Job openings will therefore arise from the need to replace workers who retire. In fact, nearly 70% of job openings will be the result of retirements. With regard to labour supply, the majority of job seekers will come from the school system. However, many workers will leave this occupation for another over the projection period. It is thought that some workers leave this occupation because of the difficult working conditions, especially at the beginning of their careers.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||10,103||6%|
|Projected Job Openings||156,240||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||147,254||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?
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), 82% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.
What is the proportion of women working 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 84% 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 School and Kindergarten Teachers) is part of a larger group called Secondary and Elementary School Teachers and Educational Counsellors (NOC 414). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 88%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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