Industry Focus: Educational Services, 2019

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Industry Focus: Educational Services, 2019

Much of NWPB’s work focuses on the state of the labour force and related indicators throughout Niagara. Given this, NWPB features monthly blog posts highlighting information about industries in Niagara. With students heading back to school, the focus for this month is educational services. Businesses within educational services are those primarily engaged in providing instruction and training within schools, colleges, universities, education support institutions, and other training centres.[1] For specific occupations within this industry, see Table 2 below.

Employment data for industries are obtained from the Labour Force Survey, which focuses on the St. Catharines-Niagara Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). As a result, these data do not include Grimsby or West Lincoln. For additional information on employment in Grimsby and West Lincoln please review our municipal snapshot documents.

Results from the Labour Force Survey indicate that approximately 14,300 individuals residing in Niagara were employed in educational services throughout 2018. Figure 1 shows the number of employed individuals in educational services. These data also show that although the educational services industry saw a large employment dip in 2016 it has subsequently increased substantially in each of the last two years. Figure 2 shows the percentage of Niagara’s employed residents that work in the educational services industry.

Figure 1. Historical Employment in Educational Services, 2014-2018, St. Catharines-Niagara CMA

Figure 1. Historical Employment in Educational Services, 2014-2018, St. Catharines-Niagara CMA

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0098-01 Employment by industry, annual, census metropolitan areas

Figure 2. Percentage of all Employment that Educational Services Represents, 2014-2018, St. Catharines-Niagara CMA

Figure 2. Percentage of all Employment That Educational Services Represents, 2014-2018, St. Catharines-Niagara CMA

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0098-01 Employment by industry, annual, census metropolitan areas

While data from Statistics Canada report on the number of people living in Niagara who work within a given industry, data from Table 1 provide a count of the number of educational services jobs in Niagara. Here, the data are based on the Niagara region and include all 12 local municipalities. Table 1 outlines the number of jobs between 2014 and 2018, and the average annual income per job in educational services. Overall, the number of jobs between 2014 and 2018 in Niagara increased by 11.2% or 1,402 jobs.


Table 1. Number of Jobs and Average Annual Income per Job in Educational Services, 2014-2018, Niagara  

Industry 2014 Jobs 2015 Jobs 2016 Jobs 2017 Jobs 2018 Jobs Avg. Annual Income Per Job
Educational services 12,560 13,035 13,402 13,540 13,961 $59,610

Source: EMSI Analyst, 2019.1, employees

Table 2 dives deeper into education services to provide an outline of the most common occupations within the industry.


Table 2. Top Occupations within the Educational Services industry, 2017, Niagara

Description Employed in Industry (2018) % of Total Jobs in Industry (2018) Median Hourly Wages
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers 2,496 17.9% $40.83
Secondary and elementary school teachers and educational counsellors 2,053 14.7% $40.69
Secondary school teachers 1,288 9.2% $44.73
Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants 1,101 7.9% $22.74
College and other vocational instructors 1,016 7.3% $37.82
Post-secondary teaching and research assistants 708 5.1% $26.16
University professors and lecturers 585 4.2% $48.04
School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education 385 2.8% $43.40
Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents 364 2.6% $18.18
Early childhood educators and assistants 287 2.1% $16.49

Source: EMSI Analyst, 2019.1, employees

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[1] Statistics Canada North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012