Primary School Teachers

(NOC 4142)


These comments cover the career grouping of Secondary and Elementary School Teachers and Educational Counsellors, which includes Primary School Teachers.

Openings will arise primarily from the need to replace elementary school and kindergarten teachers, a relatively large number of whom will be retiring or who obtain promotions to education consultant positions (NOC 4166) and management positions in the elementary education sector. Although there is some turnover among new teachers, mainly because of the lack of job security among junior teachers and behavioural and discipline problems among students, the turnover rate is relatively low in this occupation when compared with the average turnover for all occupations. There will be additional opportunities as a result of employment increase.

Job Seekers: 147,253
Job Openings: 156,239

Job prospects for this career are rated Fair

Last Updated: May 20, 2012