Summary Recreation Consultant in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "recreation consultant" was moved from the group Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers (NOC 4167) to the group Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers (NOC 41406).
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Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Policy researchers, consultants and program officers in recreation, sports and fitness oversee and administer recreation, sports and fitness programs and activities, provide consulting services, conduct research and develop programs and policies related to recreation, sports and physical fitness. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, recreation, sports, fitness and health care facilities, retirement homes, community centres, sports and fitness consulting firms and organizations, or they may be self-employed.
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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- Supervise professional staff, program leaders and instructors and volunteer staff
- Conduct research and develop government policies related to recreation, sports, fitness and athletic safety and standards
- Prepare research papers, educational texts or articles
- Perform administrative tasks
- Write proposals and press statements for corporations, industry and the fitness community
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