Excerpt from the report:
This report provides a statistical overview of the labour market situation in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector. Consistent and accurate information on the ECEC sector is relatively scarce because there is no regularly collected pan-Canadian survey and the Census data are collected once every five years.The data for this report were obtained from standard Census tables and a custom tabulation of the 2006 Census data. The Census provides information that is collected from 20% of all households and is the most detailed and consistent data on people by their occupation, industry, education and earnings. These data provide an in-depth look at the ECEC sector. The following discussion first examines the ECEC workforce or labour force using a broad definition of the sector, and then focuses more narrowly on those who work in different types of child and care, their education and income.