Leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

Leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

NOC
5254

- Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

Lead programs and instruct groups and individuals in recreational activities, sports, and fitness; monitor activities to ensure safety and provide emergency or first aid assistance when required.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

28
 

Median Hourly Wage

$13.00
$11.70
Low
$20.00
High

Median Salary

$6,270
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

1,256
 

% Working Full Time

40%
 

% Working Full Year

41%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness lead and instruct groups and individuals in recreational, sports, fitness or athletic programs. They are employed by community centres, sports and fitness clubs, outdoor centres, resorts, recreational facilities, health care facilities, retirement homes, correctional institutions, government departments, private businesses, tourism associations and similar establishments.

Main Duties

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan and carry out recreational, athletic, fitness and sports activities
  • Assemble supplies and sports and game equipment
  • Demonstrate and instruct athletic, fitness or sports activities and techniques
  • Instruct groups and individuals in arts, crafts and similar activities and lead groups and individuals in recreational or leisure programs
  • Attend to clients with special needs
  • Provide lifestyle awareness information
  • Conduct therapeutic recreational or athletic activities
  • Monitor recreational, sports or fitness activities to ensure safety and provide emergency or first aid assistance when required
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations
  • Assist with co-ordination of special events
  • Schedule activities, keep logs, maintain records and prepare reports
  • May train and supervise staff
  • May maintain and repair sports equipment.

Also Known As

  • aerobics instructor
  • camp counsellor
  • certified personal trainer
  • day camp leader
  • fitness appraiser
  • fitness instructor
  • gymnastics teacher
  • personal trainer
  • playground worker
  • recreation program leader
  • recreation technician
  • riding instructor
  • ski instructor
  • ski patrol
  • swimming instructor - sports
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a college program in recreation or physical education or extensive experience in a specific recreational or sports program activity is usually required.
  • Certification is usually required in a specific area of recreational, sports or fitness activity, such as ski instructor or personal trainer, or in first aid or emergency care.
  • Demonstrated ability in a particular recreational, sports or fitness discipline is required.
  • Fitness appraiser certification may be required for fitness appraisers.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

64.9%
Female
35.1%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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60.5%
15-24
15.1%
25-34
8.4%
35-44
7.6%
45-54
7.1%
55-64
1.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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27.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
32.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
4.2%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
18.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
17.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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55.4%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
14.6%
Educational services
12.1%
Public administration
17.9%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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12.20%
Northeast
35.30%
Southeast
22.70%
Southwest
24.80%
Central
5.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$7,178
Northeast
$7,864
Southeast
$7,700
Southwest
$8,295
Central
$8,341
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$13.00
$11.70
Low
$16.70
High

Southeast

$13.00
$11.70
Low
$16.00
High

Southwest

$13.50
$11.70
Low
$20.00
High

Central

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$21.71
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$6,270

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$30,073

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$6,270

Newfoundland

$5,549

Prince Edward Island

$5,266

Nova Scotia

$5,326

Canada

$7,469
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

28
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

7
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

22
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

107
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

37
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

72