6532- Outdoor sport and recreational guides

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Outdoor sport and recreational guides

Job Description: 

Outdoor sport and recreational guides organize and conduct trips or expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists and resort guests. They are employed by private companies and resorts or may be self-employed.

Main Duties: 

Outdoor sport and recreational guides perform some or all of the following duties:

Plan itinerary for trip or expedition and arrange transportation or transport individuals or group to site
Assemble and inspect necessary equipment and supplies, such as camping gear, rafts, life jackets, fishing tackle and food
Lead or escort individuals or groups and advise on safety and emergency measures, techniques and the use of equipment
Provide instruction for activities such as canoeing, rafting and mountain climbing
Advise on specific regulations such as hunting and fishing laws and boating regulations, follow environmental guidelines and prevent violations
Provide first aid in emergency situations
May prepare meals for group and set up camp.

Employment Requirements: 

Knowledge of a particular terrain or body of water, demonstrated ability in the guided activity and relevant licences are required for employment in this group.
Hot air balloon pilots require completion of 10 hours of ground school, 16 hours of pilot-in-command experience and a Balloon Pilot Licence issued by Transport Canada.
Certification in first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

Outdoor sport and recreational guides usually work on a seasonal basis.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness (5254)
Tour and travel guides (6531)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X