Educational Services

Overview

Employment summary

Growth (2014-2015):
-1.7%
Job growth (2014-2015):
-2,900
Total employment (2015):
163,400

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Key points
  • The unemployment rate in this industry is low compared to the provincial average.
  • Women account for two-thirds 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 2015

  Men: 35%
  Women: 65%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Provincial average in 2015

  Men: 52%
  Women: 48%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Age groups

% of employees under 25 years of age

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of employees 55 years and older

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Employment

Types of employment

2010 2015 B.C. average (2015)
Part time
(% of employees working part time)
2010
33%
2015
27%
B.C. average (2015)
21%
Self-employed
(% of employees who are self-employed)
2010
11%
2015
9%
B.C. average (2015)
18%
Temporary jobs
(% of employees in temporary jobs)
2010
21%
2015
24%
B.C. average (2015)
14%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Workplace

% of workers in firms less than 20 employees

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of workers in private sector jobs

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Earnings

Average hourly wages in this industry

Men

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Women

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Youth

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 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: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Employment outlook

2016 2020 2025
Forecasted employment
2016
167,800
2020
172,300
2025
180,600

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted average annual employment growth rate

  • 2016 - 2020
  • 2020 - 2025

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted industry share of total employment

  • 2016
  • 2020
  • 2025

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
http://www.bcteacherregulation.ca/