Secondary school teachers

Secondary school teachers

NOC
4031

Prepare and teach academic, technical, vocational or specialized subjects at public or private secondary schools. Some teachers may also head departments in their school.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

256
 

Median Hourly Wage

$36.06
$25.00
Low
$41.03
High

Median Salary

$71,527
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

2,990
 

% Working Full Time

92%
 

% Working Full Year

77%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Secondary school teachers prepare and teach academic, technical, vocational or specialized subjects at public and private secondary schools. Secondary school teachers who are heads of departments are included in this group.

Main Duties

Secondary school teachers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Prepare subject material for presentation to students according to an approved curriculum
  • Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies
  • Assign and correct homework
  • Prepare, administer and correct tests
  • Evaluate progress, determine individual needs of students and discuss results with parents and school officials
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
  • Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • May teach and evaluate students through distance or online courses
  • May advise students on course selection and on vocational and personal matters
  • May supervise student teachers.

Secondary school teachers may specialize in such areas as mathematics, English, French, special education or second language instruction. Secondary school teachers of vocational and trades subjects may specialize in areas such as hairdressing or auto mechanics.

Also Known As

  • adult education teacher - secondary school
  • biology teacher - secondary school
  • commerce teacher - secondary school
  • English as a second language (ESL) high school teacher
  • English teacher - secondary school
  • French as a second language teacher - secondary school
  • history teacher - secondary school
  • librarian-teacher - high school
  • remedial teacher - secondary school
  • secondary school department head
  • secondary school teacher
  • special education teacher - secondary school
  • supply high school teacher
  • trades instructor - secondary school
  • vocational teacher - secondary school
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Teachers of academic subjects require a bachelor's degree in education which is often preceded by a bachelor's degree in the arts or sciences.
  • Teachers of vocational or technical subjects require a bachelor's degree in education which is usually preceded by specialized training or experience in the subject.
  • Instructors of trades in Quebec require completion of an apprenticeship training program and industry or trade certification.
  • Department heads usually require several years of teaching experience.
  • To specialize in special education or English or French as a second language, additional training is required.
  • A provincial teaching certificate is required.
  • Membership in a provincial or territorial teachers' association or federation 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

59.4%
Female
40.6%
Male
Employment by age

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

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1.2%
15-24
23.9%
25-34
31.6%
35-44
30.6%
45-54
10.9%
55-64
1.9%
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.

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0.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
2.7%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
96.6%
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.

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99.3%
Educational services
0.3%
Health care and social assistance
0.3%
Public administration
0.0%
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.

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20.10%
Northeast
27.20%
Southeast
22.20%
Southwest
19.10%
Central
11.30%
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.

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$74,467
Northeast
$69,208
Southeast
$77,414
Southwest
$73,291
Central
$71,445
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

$38.46
$25.76
Low
$41.21
High

Southeast

$36.54
$30.29
Low
$38.95
High

Southwest

$36.06
$25.00
Low
$41.03
High

Central

$36.06
$25.00
Low
$41.03
High

Northwest

$37.50
$28.21
Low
$42.86
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

$71,527

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$77,343

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

New Brunswick

$71,527

Newfoundland

$69,325

Prince Edward Island

$70,957

Nova Scotia

$70,616

Canada

$71,795
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

256
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-20
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

276
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

843
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-95
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

937