Childcare and Home Support Workers

Home care workers provide ongoing or short-term support services for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption. This occupational category includes personal attendants, foster parents. Childcare professionals include teacher helpers and assistants, daycare aides, and babysitters.


  • High school diploma.
  • College diploma in early childhood development may be necessary for employment in some areas.
  • Some teaching assistants, especially those who work with special needs students, may require specialized training.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have little change in employment levels in the future.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 92.0% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 45.1% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 27.3% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 27.8% live in other communities. About 52.7% are employed in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry and 43.7% in the Educational Services sector.