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 Decline slightly employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 20 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2019

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

  • Estimate 770 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 4115 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • 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 decline slightly over the next few years, which may affect the number of new opportunities available. 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. Also, a fair portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

The median employment income for 26% of Other Instructors who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $45,610. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$14.50

Minimum

$17.50

Median

$26.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,195

Minimum

$12,303

Median

$55,993

Maximum

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

Hourly Pay

$14.74

Minimum

$33.28

Median

$46.76

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

15.5%

North Shore

13.2%

Cape Breton

11.5%

Annapolis Valley

8.0%

Southern

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

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