Educational Services

Overview

Employment summary

Growth (2017-2018):
+1.0%
Job growth (2017-2018):
+2,000
Total employment (2018):
168,600

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Key points
  • The unemployment rate in this industry is low compared to the provincial average.
  • Women account for the majority of the industry’s workforce.
  • Temporary work in this industry is notably higher than the provincial average.
  • The majority of employees in this industry are in the public sector.
  • This industry is highly unionized.

The Educational Services industry is made up of institutions that are engaged primarily in providing instruction and training in a wide breadth of subjects. These establishments may be public or privately owned, and for-profit or non-profit.

Workforce

Gender

Employment by gender in 2018

  Men: 30%
  Women: 70%

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Provincial average in 2018

  Men: 58%
  Women: 42%

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Age groups

% of employees under 25 years of age

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

% of employees 55 years and older

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Employment

Types of employment

2013 2018 B.C. average (2018)
Part time
(% of employees working part time)
2013
32%
2014
31%
B.C. average (2018)
20%
Self-employed
(% of employees who are self-employed)
2013
8%
2018
12%
B.C. average (2018)
20%
Temporary jobs
(% of employees in temporary jobs)
2013
24%
2018
25%
B.C. average (2018)
13%

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Workplace

% of workers in firms less than 20 employees

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

% of workers in private sector jobs

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Earnings

Average hourly wages in this industry

Men

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Women

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Youth

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Location of work

Select your region:
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
  % employment of this industry
  % employment of all industries

Vancouver Island / Coast

Mainland / Southwest

Thompson-Okanagan

Kootenay

Cariboo

North Coast & Nechako

Northeast

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Employment outlook

2019 2024 2029
Forecasted employment
2019
174,600
2024
182,100
2029
190,800

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted average annual employment growth rate

  • 2019 - 2024
  • 2024 - 2029

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted industry share of total employment

  • 2019
  • 2024
  • 2029

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Additional resources

B.C. Ministry of Education
http://www.gov.bc.ca/bced/index.html

BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training
http://www.gov.bc.ca/aeit/

BC Teachers’ Federation
http://bctf.ca/

Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC (CUFA/BC)
http://www.cufa.bc.ca/

Teacher Regulation Branch: BC Ministry of Education
https://teacherregulation.gov.bc.ca/