Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4413  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants support students, and assist teachers and counsellors with teaching and non-instructional tasks. They assist in areas of personal care, teaching and behaviour management under the supervision of teachers or other child care professionals. They are employed in public and private elementary, secondary and special needs schools and treatment centres.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Child Care Attendant - Elementary School
  • Classroom Assistant - Primary And Secondary School
  • Educational Assistant
  • Educational Resources Assistant
  • Elementary School Teacher's Aide
  • Elementary School Teacher's Assistant
  • Homework Assistant
  • Instructional Assistant - Primary And Secondary School
  • Lunchroom Supervisor - School
  • Lunchtime Supervisor - Primary And Secondary School
  • Paraeducator
  • Paraprofessional Educator
  • Program Assistant - Education
  • Remedial Education Aide
  • School Lunchroom Supervisor
  • Secondary School Teacher's Aide
  • Secondary School Teacher's Assistant
  • Special Education Assistant
  • Special Needs Educational Assistant
  • Special Programs Aide - Education
  • Student Monitor
  • Student Support Assistant
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Teacher's Helper
  • Teaching Staff Assistant - Primary And Secondary School
  • Educational Assistant
  • Educational Resources Assistant
  • Elementary School Teacher's Aide
  • Homework Assistant
  • Remedial Education Aide
  • School Lunchroom Supervisor
  • Secondary School Teacher's Assistant
  • Special Education Assistant

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for elementary and secondary school teacher assistants.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $7,761
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $20,577
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $24,683
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $33,299
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $21,238
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $18,544
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $27,389
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 elementary and secondary school teacher assistants.

Gender Median Income
Male $27,389
Female $18,882
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 (13 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for elementary and secondary school teacher assistants.

$32,078.00
Lowest Observed
$58,500.00
Highest Observed
$41,301.00
25th Percentile
$45,786.85
Average
$46,800.00
Median
$48,750.00
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 elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 215
25 to 34 years 520
35 to 44 years 600
45 to 54 years 880
55 to 64 years 540
65 to 74 years 95
75 years and over 0
Total 2,865
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 elementary and secondary school teacher assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 2,695
Part Time 330
Total 3,010
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 elementary and secondary school teacher assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 240
Female 2,630
Total 2,865
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 elementary and secondary school teacher assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 2,855
Self Employed 10
Total 2,865
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 elementary and secondary school teacher assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 2,765
Unemployed 105
Total 2,865
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 elementary and secondary school teacher assistants. 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 120
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 465
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 55
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,505
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 55
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 805
Total 3,010
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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