Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

NOC
4032

Prepare and 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.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

273
 

Median Hourly Wage

$35.14
$22.50
Low
$41.83
High

Median Salary

$68,869
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

5,880
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

72%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

Main Duties

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.

Also Known As

  • English as a second language elementary school teacher
  • French as a second language elementary school teacher
  • French immersion teacher - elementary school
  • kindergarten teacher
  • primary school teacher
  • remedial teacher - elementary school
  • special education teacher - elementary school
  • special education teacher - primary school
  • supply teacher - elementary school
  • teacher-librarian - elementary school
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in education is required.
  • A bachelor's degree in child development may be required.
  • Additional training is required to specialize in special education or second language instruction.
  • A provincial teaching certificate is required. Additional certification is required to teach English or French as a second language.
  • Membership in a provincial or territorial teachers' association or federation is usually 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

85.9%
Female
14.1%
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

2.2%
15-24
28.4%
25-34
34.1%
35-44
27.0%
45-54
7.3%
55-64
1.0%
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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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.4%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
2.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
97.4%
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

99.3%
Educational services
0.7%
Public administration
0.0%
N/A
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.

Data legend

19.40%
Northeast
29.60%
Southeast
22.30%
Southwest
18.20%
Central
10.50%
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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$70,862
Northeast
$70,280
Southeast
$68,233
Southwest
$67,386
Central
$71,004
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

$33.65
$20.77
Low
$40.87
High

Southeast

$36.41
$22.50
Low
$42.31
High

Southwest

$33.90
$16.00
Low
$41.03
High

Central

$36.54
$25.00
Low
$42.86
High

Northwest

$34.87
$25.00
Low
$41.76
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

$68,869

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$71,629

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

New Brunswick

$68,869

Newfoundland

$69,456

Prince Edward Island

$63,938

Nova Scotia

$61,181

Canada

$63,983
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

273
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-178
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

450
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

1,045
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-484
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

1,527