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Job Details

Tour Guide

Employer

Banff Guide Service

Date Posted

June 03, 2024

Languages

English
  • Location Banff, AB
  • Earnings $20.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 30 to 44 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 2  Vacancies
  • Closing Date Jul 03, 2024
Job Requirements

Employer

Banff Guide Service

Languages

English

Education

No degree, certificate or diploma

Asset languages

Japanese

Work site environment

Outdoors

Work setting

Various locations

Tasks

  • Confirm transportation and accommodation reservations
  • Co-ordinate recreation activities
  • Describe points of interest, answer questions and supply information
  • Resolve itinerary and other problems
  • Assist clients with check-in procedures for accomodation and/or transportation
  • Utilize microphones or other communication device to provide directions and other pertinent information to visitors
  • Co-ordinate activities with local tour guides or leaders of performance groups
  • Provide information on tipping customs, currency exchange rates, metric conversion and other details
  • Sell souvenirs
  • Assist clients/guests with special needs

Type of guide

Step-on local guide

Tours focus

  • Sightseeing
  • Bus tours
  • Walking tours

Number of tours guided

10 tours and +

Geographical areas of specialization

Canada

Transportation/travel information

Travel expenses paid by employer

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Tight deadlines
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Walking

Experience

Will train

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Health care plan

Financial benefits

  • Commission
  • Gratuities
  • Group insurance benefits

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Interest Codes & Abilities
The Tour Guide is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Tour Guides
SOCIAL

Interest in speaking to sightseers to answer questions; may sell souvenirs

METHODICAL

Interest in copying information to describe points of interest, supply information and provide historical and cultural facts related to the site

directive

Interest in making transportation and other arrangements

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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Abilities

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Typical ability expectations for this job
Selected abilities

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

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Interest Codes

Travel Guides
SOCIAL

Interest in speaking to sightseers when visiting and describing points of interest

METHODICAL

Interest in copying information to confirm reservations for transportation and accommodations, and to meet prepared itineraries

directive

Interest in planning and carrying out recreational activities; and in resolving problems with itineraries, service and accommodations

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

Learn More

Abilities

Compared to my abilities

The abilities related to this job are shown along with your selected abilities.

Typical ability expectations for this job
Selected abilities

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

Learn More
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