Other Instructors

(NOC 4216)

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

Instructors in this group teach courses, such as motor vehicle or motorcycle driving, sailing and navigation, sewing or other courses, which are outside of educational institutions. They are employed by driving schools, fabric retailers and other commercial establishments or they may be self-employed. This group also includes modelling and finishing school instructors, 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 Strong growth employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 115 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2016

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

  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 4880 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2016

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 small percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are not expected to be a major contributor 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.

The median employment income for 30% 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

$13.00

Minimum

$30.48

Median

$48.08

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,195

Minimum

$12,303

Median

$55,993

Maximum

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

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$26.88

Median

$46.15

Maximum

Annual Pay

$5,616

Minimum

$44,335

Median

$92,599

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

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

Job duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some jobs in this group:

  • Driving instructors instruct individuals on proper motor vehicle driving skills and traffic regulations, demonstrate and explain the handling and mechanical operation of motor vehicles and supervise individuals during practice driving.
  • Driver's licence examiners conduct road test examinations and 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

To work in this field, 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

600

employed in 2016

54.5%

employed full-time

15.8%

self employed

48.6%
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51.4%
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36.3

median age

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

55,420

employed in 2016

79.3%

employed full-time

6.5%

self employed

64.0%
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36%
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43.5

median age

Where will I likely work?

52.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

13.3%

Cape Breton

11.6%

Annapolis Valley

8.1%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

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%

Information, Culture & Recreation

3.3%

Retail Trade

3.3%

Transportation and Warehousing

What is the age of Employment?

30.6%

55-64

18.1%

45-54

18.1%

15-24

16.7%

25-34

12.5%

35-44

5.6%

65+

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

36.6%

35-44

29.3%

45-54

24.4%

55-64

4.9%

25-34

4.9%

65+

Top levels of education

30.9%

High school

N/A
27.0%

Bachelor's degree

$41,076 median annual income
15.8%

College certificate or diploma

$37,702 median annual income
9.2%

Doctorate

N/A
7.9%

Less than high school

N/A

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

29.2%

Bachelor's degree

$43,533 median annual income
21.5%

College certificate or diploma

$28,183 median annual income
17.2%

Master's degree

$35,978 median annual income
14.3%

High school

$25,801 median annual income
4.6%

Doctorate

$60,991 median annual income

Education & training

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Employment requirements & contacts

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Contacts

Service Nova Scotia
PO Box 2734
Halifax, NS B3J 3K5
Tel: (800) 670-4357
Fax: (902) 424-0720
Safety Services Nova Scotia
201 Brownlow Ave. Unit 1
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1W2
Tel: (902) 454-9621
Fax: (902) 454-6027

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