Job outlook Factory Tour Guide near Canmore (AB)

Job opportunities for Tour and travel guides (NOC 6531) are limited near Canmore (AB) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a factory tour guide.

Job opportunities near Canmore (AB)

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Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be limited for Tour and travel guides (NOC 6531) in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

This tourism-related occupation is expected to remain in demand; benefiting from a Canadian loonie to US Dollar exchange rate that is favourable to U.S. visitors. There is increased seasonal demand within tourism-oriented communities such as Banff, Jasper, and the Mountain Parks region. Many employees in this occupation are itinerant due to the lack of affordable accommodations within this region. Some larger employers are offering subsidized staff accommodations to attract and retain employees over the long-term.

Here are some key facts about Tour and travel guides in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 90 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Tour and travel guides mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 36%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 34%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 17%
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 7%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%

Job opportunities in Alberta


The job outlook for a factory tour guide working in Alberta is Undetermined over the next 3 years.

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that there will be a labour SURPLUS for Tour and travel guides (NOC 6531) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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