College and vocational instructors

College and vocational instructors

NOC
4021

- College and other vocational instructors

Teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students at colleges, institutes, private training organizations, companies and government.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

148
 

Median Hourly Wage

$31.08
$20.00
Low
$39.73
High

Median Salary

$57,522
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

1,442
 

% Working Full Time

90%
 

% Working Full Year

67%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes instructors who teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students at community colleges, CEGEPs, agricultural colleges, technical and vocational institutes, language schools and other college level schools. This unit group also includes trainers who are employed by private training establishments, companies, community agencies and governments to deliver internal training or development courses. College teachers who are heads of departments are included in this group.

Main Duties

College and other vocational instructors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, laboratory work, shop sessions, seminars, case studies, field assignments and independent or group projects
  • Develop curriculum and prepare teaching materials and outlines for courses
  • Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate students' progress
  • Advise students on program curricula and career decisions
  • Provide individualized tutorial or remedial instruction to students who require it
  • Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work or hands-on training
  • Supervise teaching assistants
  • May provide consultation services to government, business and other organizations
  • May serve on committees concerned with matters such as budgets, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.

These instructors specialize in particular fields or areas of study such as visual arts, dental hygiene, welding, engineering technology, policing, computer software, management and early childhood education.

Also Known As

  • CEGEP teacher
  • college teacher
  • commercial art instructor
  • community college teacher
  • company trainer
  • computer training instructor
  • department chairperson - college
  • department head - CEGEP
  • firefighting instructor
  • instructor - technology institute
  • language school instructor
  • lecturer - college
  • legal assistant program teacher
  • teacher - institute of technology
  • training officer - company
  • vocational institute teacher
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, a college diploma or demonstrated expertise in the field of instruction is required.
  • A master's degree in the field of instruction may be required.
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in adult education may be required.
  • For instructors of trades, completion of apprenticeship training and industry or trade certification are required. Additional courses in teaching or a provincial teaching certificate may be required.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

47.9%
Female
52.1%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

3.2%
15-24
13.9%
25-34
25.4%
35-44
32.2%
45-54
21.5%
55-64
3.8%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

1.2%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
11.2%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
7.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
32.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
48.5%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

66.1%
Educational services
8.8%
Public administration
3.8%
Health care and social assistance
21.2%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

19.40%
Northeast
31.70%
Southeast
23.50%
Southwest
17.90%
Central
7.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$63,027
Northeast
$60,595
Southeast
$69,937
Southwest
$50,567
Central
$63,428
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$31.25
$21.25
Low
$39.04
High

Southeast

$30.12
$19.23
Low
$39.84
High

Southwest

$32.31
$20.00
Low
$38.51
High

Central

$31.08
$20.00
Low
$39.73
High

Northwest

$31.08
$20.00
Low
$39.73
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$57,522

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$67,954

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$57,522

Newfoundland

$64,864

Prince Edward Island

$53,406

Nova Scotia

$55,881

Canada

$58,797
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

148
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-35
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

184
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

505
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-86
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

593