Other Instructors

(NOC 4216)

in All Education, Law, Government, Social and Community Services

Instructors in this group teach courses like motor vehicle or motorcycle driving, sailing and navigation, sewing or other courses that are outside of educational institutions. They work for driving schools, fabric retailers, and other businesses or they may be self-employed. This group also includes modelling and finishing school instructors and driver's licence examiners who are employed by provincial governments, and tutors who provide instruction in elementary or secondary school subjects.

Job Outlook

average

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  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 55 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2022

Compared to: All Education, Law, Government, Social and Community Services

  • Estimate 1830 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 5515 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, which will provide additional opportunities for employment. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Other Instructors may either be working full-time or part-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs may either be permanent or temporary positions, as both are common. With employment conditions being somewhat seasonal, periods of downtime or layoff throughout the year affect some workers.

This is a diverse occupation group consisting of jobs often requiring specialized knowledge and skills (e.g., sailing, sewing, cooking, first aid). Job postings have been infrequent. With fewer numbers of youth in the population, due to aging demongraphics, the need for driving instructors and tutors may be lessoning. Many individuals could find work in this occupation category on a part-time basis, as a second job, or even during retirement.

Hourly Pay

$14.50

Minimum

$18.00

Median

$29.81

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,195

Minimum

$12,303

Median

$55,993

Maximum

Compared to: All Education, Law, Government, Social and Community Services

Hourly Pay

$16.30

Minimum

$30.00

Median

$51.30

Maximum

Annual Pay

$5,616

Minimum

$44,335

Median

$92,599

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Instructors in this group teach courses like motor vehicle or motorcycle driving, sailing and navigation, sewing or other courses that are outside of educational institutions. They work for driving schools, fabric retailers, and other businesses or they may be self-employed. This group also includes modelling and finishing school instructors and driver's licence examiners who are employed by provincial governments, and tutors who provide instruction in elementary or secondary school subjects.

Job duties

Driving instructors:

  • Instruct individuals on proper motor vehicle driving skills and traffic regulations.
  • Demonstrate and explain the handling and mechanical operation of motor vehicles.
  • Supervise individuals during practice driving.

Driver's licence examiners:

  • Conduct road test examinations.
  • Evaluate the driving ability of applicants for driver's licences.

Sewing instructors:

  • Give instruction to students in techniques and skills of sewing, tailoring, and dressmaking.

Modelling and finishing school instructors:

  • Give instruction on comportment, personal development, make-up application and modelling techniques for fashion shows and magazine advertising.

Sample job titles

  • child safety educator
  • driver's licence examiner
  • driving instructor
  • first aid instructor
  • gourmet cooking instructor - non-vocational
  • motorcycle driving instructor
  • sailing instructor
  • self-improvement course instructor
  • tutor - secondary school subjects

Skills

  • You should be patient, imaginative, objective, and resourceful. Leadership skills and the ability to motivate students are important. You must be able to communicate ideas in a clear, concise, and interesting way. Planning and organizational skills are also necessary. Instructors must be knowledgeable about their subjects and keep informed of new material or methods of teaching.

Job requirements

  • Driving instructors must obtain special licensing as a driving instructor in the province of employment.
  • Certification by the Canadian Yachting Association may be required for sailing and navigation instructors.

Other considerations

  • Expertise in the field of instruction must be demonstrated.

By the numbers

Quick look

865

employed in 2016

46.5%

employed full-time

15.7%

self employed

49.4%
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50.6%
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36.3

median age

Compared to: All Education, Law, Government, Social and Community Services

55,420

employed in 2016

76.4%

employed full-time

6.6%

self employed

64.0%
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36%
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43.5

median age

Where will I likely work?

51.7%

Halifax

$12,692 median annual income
15.5%

North Shore

$30,324 median annual income
13.2%

Cape Breton

$14,925 median annual income
11.5%

Annapolis Valley

$6,395 median annual income
8.0%

Southern

$9,286 median annual income

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

67.5%

Educational services

13.3%

Public administration

4.2%

Arts, entertainment and recreation

3.3%

Retail trade

3.3%

Transportation and warehousing

What is the age of Employment?

31.0%

15-24

18.0%

25-34

17.0%

55-64

12.0%

45-54

11.0%

35-44

10.0%

65+

Compared to: All Education, Law, Government, Social and Community Services

24.2%

35-44

22.7%

45-54

21.4%

25-34

17.2%

55-64

8.4%

15-24

Top levels of education

31.2%

High school

$8,000 median annual income
25.4%

Bachelor

$13,589 median annual income
14.5%

College Diploma

$30,872 median annual income
9.8%

Less than high school

$3,696 median annual income
8.1%

Master

$9,454 median annual income

Compared to: All Education, Law, Government, Social and Community Services

28.9%

Bachelor

$45,929 median annual income
21.2%

College Diploma

$35,398 median annual income
16.8%

Master

$71,043 median annual income
14.6%

High school

$29,055 median annual income
4.6%

Doctorate

$100,443 median annual income

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Employment requirements & contacts

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Contacts

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services
Halifax, NS
Safety Services Nova Scotia
Dartmouth, NS

Additional resources

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