Travel agents

Travel agents

NOC
6521

- Travel counsellors

Advise clients on travel options and tour packages, make bookings and reservations, prepare tickets and receive payment.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Limited
Limited

3 Year Job Openings

45
 

Median Hourly Wage

$19.57
$13.70
Low
$33.33
High

Median Salary

$25,690
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

408
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

59%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Travel counsellors advise clients on travel options and tour packages, make bookings and reservations, prepare tickets and receive payment. They are employed in travel agencies, transportation and tourism firms and hotel chains.

Main Duties

Travel counsellors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Provide travel information to clients regarding destinations, transportation and accommodation options and travel costs, and recommend suitable products
  • Plan and organize vacation travel for individuals or groups
  • Make transportation and accommodation reservations using computerized reservation and ticketing system
  • Sell single fare tickets and package tours to clients
  • Promote particular destinations, tour packages and other travel services
  • Investigate new travel destinations, hotels and other facilities and attractions
  • Provide travel tips regarding tourist attractions, foreign currency, customs, languages and travel safety.

Also Known As

  • reservation agent - travel agency
  • travel agent
  • travel consultant
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • A college diploma or vocational training in travel or tourism is usually required.
  • Certification with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) may be required.

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.

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76.2%
Female
23.8%
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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21.5%
15-24
19.0%
25-34
24.1%
35-44
24.1%
45-54
11.4%
55-64
0.0%
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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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
35.4%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
54.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
10.1%
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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81.7%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
9.8%
Accommodation and food services
3.7%
Transportation and warehousing
4.9%
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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3.80%
Northeast
31.60%
Southeast
50.60%
Southwest
10.10%
Central
3.80%
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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N/A
Northeast
$29,174
Southeast
$25,822
Southwest
$25,008
Central
N/A
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.

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

$25,690

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$31,633

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

New Brunswick

$25,690

Newfoundland

$32,292

Prince Edward Island

$23,544

Nova Scotia

$29,087

Canada

$30,416
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

45
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

8
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

36
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

134
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

12
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

118