Elementary School Teachers

(NOC 4142)
+18.12%
 

What do Elementary School Teachers do?

Elementary school teachers teach basic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic or specialized subjects such as English or French as a second language at public and private elementary schools.

How to become: Elementary School Teachers

You need a bachelor's degree in education and a provincial/territorial teaching certificate.

You need additional training or specialization during your bachelor's degree studies to specialize in special education or second-language instruction.

You need additional certification to teach English or French as a second language.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become an education consultant or school principal.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 4 has a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Elementary School Teachers

Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Elementary School Teachers make?

Low:
$50,003
Average:
$84,219
High:
$109,720

Job openings for Elementary School Teachers

Job Seekers:
108,400
Job Openings:
97,700