If making a difference is your passion, you will find it here. You’re selfless and committed to improving the lives of others. You’re probably too humble to admit this out loud, so we said it for you. We hope you don’t mind. Now let’s talk about how we can support your career goals.
Sault College has partnerships with many universities, to help our students further their studies by completing a diploma right here, and then completing two more years for a degree with a partnering university.
|Social Service Worker – Indigenous Specialization||Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work|
|Social Service Worker – Indigenous Specialization||Honours Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations and Spirituality|
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Postsecondary Graduate Debt
Median debt amount at graduation for students in the education field of study, which includes social service work and child and youth program areas:
Median debt amount at graduation for students in the business, management and public administration field of study, which includes social service work and child and youth program areas:
|Job Title||Hourly Wage|
|Child and Youth Counsellor|
$18.00 - $40.87
|Early Childhood Educator||$15.34 - $27.75|
|Social Services Manager||$24.73 - $62.09|
|Social Service/Community Service Worker||$16.00 - $32.12|
Labour Market Conditions
Child and Youth Counsellor
Employment outlook in Canada will be balanced between job demand and job seekers. In Ontario, there is a growing demand for mental health-related services along with increased public awareness, especially due to the pandemic. Employment growth will also be due to the need in services for children and youth, addiction treatment and prevention, investments in mental health services, and the increased prevalence of separation or divorce.
Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
The balance between labour supply and demand seen in recent years is expected to continue in Canada through 2028. In Ontario, we can expect a moderate number of new positions created due to families returning to work as COVID-19 restrictions ease, as more parents are part of the workforce, and public sector investments in the child care system. About half of job openings are projected to arise from retirements. The majority of those employed in this area work in child daycare centres, with another portion in elementary schools.
Social Service/Community Service Worker
Through 2028, new job openings arising from expansion demand and replacement demand are expected to total 67,700 in Canada , while 64,200 new job seekers are expected to be available to fill them. In Ontario, employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions due to investments in youth and community outreach programs, expansions to shelter spaces and public sector spending for mental health and addiction services, and funding commitments to support individuals with development disabilities.
Social Services Manager
As job openings and job seekers are projected to be at relatively similar levels over the 2019-2028 period in Canada, the balance between labour supply and demand seen in recent years is expected to continue over the projection period. New job openings are expected to total 27,600 arising from expansion demand and replacement demand, while 27,700 new job seekers are expected to be available to fill them.
Our Community Services Programs
A Deep Dive Into Your Career Path
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