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Outdoor sport and recreational guides

OaSIS code 64322.00

Outdoor sport and recreational guides organize and conduct trips or expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists and resort guests.

Overview

Also known as

  • Canoeing guide
  • Dude wrangler
  • Fishing guide
  • Hot air balloonist
  • Hunting guide
  • Mountain climbing guide
  • Outdoor guide
  • Outfitter
  • Rafting guide

Main duties

This group performs 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, hot air balloon, 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 laws and regulations for activities such as hunting, fishing and boating
  • Follow environmental guidelines and prevent violations
  • Provide first aid in emergency situations
  • May prepare meals for group and set up camp.

Additional information

  • Outdoor sport and recreational guides usually work on a seasonal basis.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness (54100)
  • Tour and travel guides (64320)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

6 – Sales and service occupations

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

64 – Sales and service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations

Sub-major group

643 – Occupations in food, accommodation and tourism

Minor group

6432 – Tourism and amusement services occupations

Unit group

64322 – Outdoor sport and recreational guides

Occupational profile

64322.00 – Outdoor sport and recreational guides

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
4 - High Level
Assisting and Caring for Others
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Coworkers
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
3 - Moderate Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Private companies and resorts
  • Self-employment

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Body Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Depth Perception
3 - Moderate Level
Dynamic Strength
3 - Moderate Level
Gross Body Coordination
3 - Moderate Level
Gross Body Equilibrium
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Social Perceptiveness
3 - Moderate Level
Critical Thinking
2 - Low Level
Decision Making
2 - Low Level
Evaluation
2 - Low Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Social Orientation
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important