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New Childcare Expansion Plans in Nova Scotia Creates Demand for Qualified ECEs

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Oxford International Career Colleges, Canada

Oxford International Career Colleges meets the changing needs of students, partners, and communities worldwide and identifies new ways for domestic Canadian and international students to achieve their career goals. The launch of our Early Childhood Education (ECE) Diploma program in Halifax in 2024, on the East Coast of Canada, further exemplifies our commitment to life-changing educational opportunities that meet industry needs and demands. High-quality academic training, taught by experts in the field, coupled with guaranteed practicum placements with real-world skill development, means that students who successfully complete this 50-week vocational program will graduate with the training, confidence, and qualifications required to address the high demand for qualified ECEs in Nova Scotia.

Established in 2021, the Canadian Government made a significant investment of over $27 billion towards the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) system¹, which supports quality, accessibility, affordability, and inclusivity in licensed childcare.

As part of the CWELCC Agreement, Nova Scotia will have 9,600 new childcare spaces by March 2026, with the government investing $19.8 million to achieve this goal.

“Qualified jobseekers should have little difficulty finding employment through the province.”

Government of canada labour market information²

The Government of Canada Labour market Information reports that the employment outlook will be very good (5 out of 5 stars) for Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 42202) for the next 3 years, and job prospects will continue to excel in 2026 and beyond. The launch of Oxford International College Halifax’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) Diploma program directly coincides with the growing opportunities for qualified ECEs in Nova Scotia by equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in this rewarding field.

Early Childhood Education is a field where students work directly with children and their families, building important relationships at a formative time in children’s lives. In the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Diploma program, students learn how to help children build resiliency, develop social-emotional learning, and have a direct impact on children’s growth.

Helping hundreds of students build the knowledge and career skills for in-demand job opportunities in Canada, Oxford International has Career Colleges in Vancouver and Halifax, and welcome students throughout Canada and all around the world. Our Career College offerings focus on the early childhood education, healthcare, hospitality, and business management fields, and continue to grow based on industry needs.

Simply put, Oxford International continues to push boundaries and develop new educational opportunities to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for a successful and bright future.

Ready to get started on your own ECE journey? Learn more about our Early Childhood Education Diploma program.

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