Educational assistants

Educational assistants

NOC
4413

- Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

Assist teachers and other support personnel to provide meaningful instruction to students. They may also help with non-instructional tasks such as personal care.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

291
 

Median Hourly Wage

$25.35
$19.72
Low
$28.00
High

Median Salary

$21,572
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

3,289
 

% Working Full Time

75%
 

% Working Full Year

12%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants support students, and assist teachers and counsellors with teaching and non-instructional tasks. They assist in areas of personal care, teaching and behaviour management under the supervision of teachers or other child care professionals. They are employed in public and private elementary, secondary and special needs schools and treatment centres.

Main Duties

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist students with integration into the classroom and school setting
  • Help students individually or in small groups with assignments and reinforce learning and retention concepts under the supervision of classroom teacher
  • Assist students with special needs using techniques such as sign language, braille and remedial programs
  • Monitor and report student progress to classroom teacher
  • Accompany and supervise students during activities in school gymnasiums, laboratories, libraries, resource centres and on field trips
  • May assist teacher in the operation of projectors, tape recorders and other audio-visual or electronic equipment
  • May assist in school library or office and perform other duties assigned by school principal
  • May monitor students during recess, at noon hour or during the day.

Also Known As

  • educational assistant
  • educational resources assistant
  • elementary school teacher's aide
  • homework assistant
  • remedial education aide
  • school lunchroom supervisor
  • secondary school teacher's assistant
  • special education assistant
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Teacher assistants usually require completion of a 10-month college program in teaching assistance, educational assistance or other social science program.
  • Teacher assistants who help students with special needs usually require specialized training and experience.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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

Data legend

94.2%
Female
5.8%
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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4.1%
15-24
10.4%
25-34
23.7%
35-44
36.4%
45-54
23.6%
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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1.7%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
27.4%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
5.8%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
52.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
12.3%
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

100.0%
Educational services
0.0%
N/A
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.

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22.40%
Northeast
26.20%
Southeast
23.90%
Southwest
16.60%
Central
10.80%
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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$21,622
Northeast
$21,581
Southeast
$21,540
Southwest
$21,605
Central
$21,808
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

$24.54
$20.00
Low
$27.49
High

Southeast

$25.50
$21.00
Low
$28.21
High

Southwest

$25.49
$19.23
Low
$28.00
High

Central

$25.00
$19.63
Low
$33.65
High

Northwest

$25.00
$14.36
Low
$28.00
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

$21,572

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$25,580

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

New Brunswick

$21,572

Newfoundland

$22,171

Prince Edward Island

$32,565

Nova Scotia

$21,320

Canada

$23,973
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

291
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-89
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

380
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

959
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-261
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

1,221