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 $7,878
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $10,060
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $7,891
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $10,153
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $9,598
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $9,968
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 $9,968
Female $0
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 (75 samples)

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

$10,400.00
Lowest Observed
$80,000.00
Highest Observed
$29,250.00
25th Percentile
$32,307.04
Average
$29,250.00
Median
$35,000.00
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 410
25 to 34 years 585
35 to 44 years 660
45 to 54 years 525
55 to 64 years 325
65 to 74 years 75
75 years and over 25
Total 2,595
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 1,175
Part Time 1,150
Total 2,335
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 90
Female 2,515
Total 2,590
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 1,295
Self Employed 1,305
Total 2,595
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 2,430
Unemployed 160
Total 2,595
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 375
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 825
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 80
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 610
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 45
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 410
Total 2,335
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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