Employment Opportunities

  • The outdoor industry is a dynamic industry where employers look extensively at the experience, people skills, personality and professionalism of the employee before hiring. In this industry, your ability to interact positively with others is given equal, if not more emphasis than your skills and ability. We give our graduates a great start in the industry because we focus on both. Students who are driven to succeed and have the right attitude will excel in this program and will go on to pursue a rewarding career.  

    Our graduates pursue many different paths after graduation. Some choose to continue on with their education, working towards a diploma or degree with Capilano University. Others seek further certification and training within the industry. Those that immediately enter the workforce have found that the program prepares them for a variety of positions.

    Many use their skills as:

    • Canoe instructors/guides
    • Sea kayak instructors/guides
    • Nordic ski instructors
    • Hiking guides
    • Rafting guides
    • Climbing Instructors
    • Ski Patrol

    Others use the soft skills and communication skills they developed to be:

    • Park information hosts
    • Nature interpreters
    • Municipal recreation coordinators
    • Environmental centre managers
    • BC Parks wardens
    • Youth at Risk programmers

    Some of the organizations our graduates have worked for include:

    • Spirit of the West Adventures
    • Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures
    • Go With the Flow Adventures
    • Wild Play |   Canadian Outback Rafting
    • Wedge Rafting
    • Hollyburn Nordic Lodge
    • Cross Country Connection
    • Tofino Sea Kayaking
    • Sea Kayak Adventures
    • Nautilus Explorer
    • Quark Expeditions
    • Backroads Biking Tours
    • Canadian Snowmobile Adventures
    • Natural Coast Sailing Adventures
    • Coastal Spirits Expeditions
    • Ziptrek Eco Tours
    • St. Georges School
    • Mulgrave School
    • New Zealand Canoe Safaris
    • Island Expeditions
    • Canoe North Adventures
    • Strathcona Park Lodge
    • Ecomarine Canoe & Kayak
    • Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak
    • Liquid Lifestyle Rafting
    • University of Calgary Outdoor Centre
    • Sea to Sky Adventure Company
    • Canada West Mountain School
    • Sea to Sky Expeditions
    • Whistler Olympic Park
    • Quadra Island Kayaks
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