Home child care providers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4411  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Home child care providers care for children on an ongoing or short-term basis. They care for the well-being and physical and social development of children, assist parents with child care and may assist with household duties. They provide care primarily in their own homes or in the children’s homes, where they may also reside. They are employed by private households and child-care agencies, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Au Pair
  • Au Pair Girl
  • Babysitter
  • Babysitter - Fitness Centre
  • Babysitter - Shopping Centre
  • Babysitting Caregiver
  • Child Care Live-in Caregiver
  • Child Care Provider - Private Home
  • Child Caregiver - Private Home
  • Child Minder
  • Children's Guardian
  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Foster Father
  • Foster Mother
  • Foster Parent
  • Governess - Child Care
  • Home Child Care Provider
  • Kinship Care Provider
  • Kinship Caregiver
  • Live-in Nanny
  • Nanny
  • Parent's Helper
  • Babysitter
  • Child Care Live-in Caregiver
  • Child Care Provider - Private Home
  • Nanny
  • Parent's Helper
  • Babysitter - Fitness Centre
  • Babysitter - Shopping Centre
  • Foster Parent
  • Live-in Caregiver, Child Care

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for home child care providers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $7,972
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $10,707
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $13,062
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $14,265
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $17,344
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $13,361
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $11,490
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 home child care providers.

Gender Median Income
Male $11,490
Female $7,523
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 (251 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for home child care providers.

$780.00
Lowest Observed
$50,700.00
Highest Observed
$29,250.00
25th Percentile
$30,879.46
Average
$29,250.00
Median
$31,200.00
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 home child care providers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 535
25 to 34 years 855
35 to 44 years 1,100
45 to 54 years 1,035
55 to 64 years 960
65 to 74 years 455
75 years and over 60
Total 5,005
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 home child care providers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 2,985
Part Time 1,970
Total 4,960
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 home child care providers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 290
Female 4,720
Total 5,005
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 home child care providers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 3,040
Self Employed 1,975
Total 5,005
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 home child care providers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 4,760
Unemployed 245
Total 5,005
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 home child care providers. 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 795
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,500
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 215
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,010
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 155
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,285
Total 4,960
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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