Early childhood educators and assistants

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4214  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Early childhood educators plan, organize and implement programs for children between the ages of infancy and 12 years. Early childhood educator assistants provide care for infants and preschool- to school-age children under the guidance of early childhood educators. Early childhood educators and assistants lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth and ensure their security and well-being. They are employed in child-care centres, daycare centres, kindergartens, agencies for exceptional children and other settings where early childhood education services are provided. Supervisors of early childhood educators and assistants are included in this unit group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Assistant ECE
  • Baby-care Worker
  • Baby-care Worker Assistant
  • Baby-care Workers Supervisor
  • Child Care Worker - Daycare
  • Child Care Worker Assistant
  • Daycare Aide
  • Daycare Attendant
  • Daycare Co-ordinator
  • Daycare Helper
  • Daycare Supervisor
  • Daycare Teacher
  • Daycare Worker
  • Daycare Worker Assistant
  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator - Junior Kindergarten
  • Early Childhood Educator - Kindergarten
  • Early Childhood Educator - Preschool
  • Early Childhood Educator (E.C.E.)
  • Early Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Early Childhood Educator Assistant - Junior Kindergarten
  • Early Childhood Educator Assistant - Kindergarten
  • Early Childhood Program Staff Assistant
  • Early Childhood Program Supervisor
  • Early Childhood Supervisor
  • ECE Assistant
  • Educator Assistant - Junior Kindergarten
  • Infant Daycare Workers Supervisor
  • Infants' Daycare Worker
  • Nursery School Aide
  • Nursery School Helper
  • Nursery School Teacher
  • Preschool Helper
  • Preschool Supervisor
  • Child Care Worker Assistant
  • Daycare Helper
  • Daycare Supervisor
  • Daycare Worker
  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator - Preschool
  • Early Childhood Educator (E.C.E.)
  • Early Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Early Childhood Program Staff Assistant
  • Early Childhood Supervisor
  • Preschool Helper
  • Preschool Supervisor
  • Daycare Teacher
  • Educator Assistant - Junior Kindergarten
  • Nursery School Teacher
  • Registered Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Childcare Worker
  • Childcare Provider

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for early childhood educators and assistants.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $18,329
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $17,434
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $21,625
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $31,858
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $26,990
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $23,043
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $26,868
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for early childhood educators and assistants.

Gender Median Income
Male $26,868
Female $22,517
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (64 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for early childhood educators and assistants.

$29,250.00
Lowest Observed
$78,000.00
Highest Observed
$36,075.00
25th Percentile
$40,495.38
Average
$37,050.00
Median
$42,900.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for early childhood educators and assistants

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 1,310
25 to 34 years 2,545
35 to 44 years 2,315
45 to 54 years 1,935
55 to 64 years 820
65 to 74 years 140
75 years and over 10
Total 9,065
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for early childhood educators and assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 6,020
Part Time 3,090
Total 9,115
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for early childhood educators and assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 225
Female 8,830
Total 9,065
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for early childhood educators and assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 8,635
Self Employed 425
Total 9,065
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for early childhood educators and assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 8,655
Unemployed 410
Total 9,065
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for early childhood educators and assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 180
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,090
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 180
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 4,505
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 390
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 2,765
Total 9,115
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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