Outdoor sport and recreational guides

Outdoor sport and recreational guides

NOC
6532

Organize and conduct trips or expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists and resort guests.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

26
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.54
$12.00
Low
$19.20
High

Median Salary

$13,029
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

116
 

% Working Full Time

84%
 

% Working Full Year

21%
 
Job details

Full NOC 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.

Also Known As

  • canoeing guide
  • dude wrangler
  • fishing guide
  • hot air balloonist
  • hunting guide
  • mountain climbing guide
  • outdoor guide
  • outfitter
  • rafting guide
Requirements

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.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
Employment by Sex

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

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1.6%
Female
98.4%
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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0.0%
15-24
15.0%
25-34
10.0%
35-44
30.0%
45-54
35.0%
55-64
10.0%
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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14.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
52.4%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
14.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
9.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
9.5%
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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44.4%
Accommodation and food services
33.3%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
22.2%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
0.0%
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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76.50%
Northeast
11.80%
Southeast
0.00%
Southwest
11.80%
Central
0.00%
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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$19,739
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
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.

Northeast

$16.50
$13.75
Low
$19.55
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
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

$13,029

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

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

New Brunswick

$13,029

Newfoundland

$12,959

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$12,693

Canada

$14,982
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

26
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

25
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

78
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

75