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Tour Guide Posted on Sep 23, 2017 by Panorama Mountain Transportation and Tours Ltd.

  • Location Banff, AB
  • Earnings $15.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 30 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 3 Vacancies
  • Closing Date Dec 26, 2017
Job Requirements


Panorama Mountain Transportation and Tours Ltd.




No degree, certificate or diploma

Number of Tours Guided

  • 5 - 10
  • 1 - 4 tours
  • 10 tours and +

Other Languages


Geographical Areas of Specialization

  • Japan
  • Canada

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

Local Tour Guide Certification


Will train

Additional Skills

Drive sightseeing or tour vehicle

Type of Guide

  • Step-on local guide
  • On-site local guide
  • Meet and greet local guide
  • Escorted group travel guide
  • Escorted individual travel guide
  • Driver-guide, local
  • Tour Director
  • Walking tour guide

Tours Focus

  • Train tours
  • Sightseeing
  • Historical sites
  • Foreign countries
  • Bus tours
  • Walking tours

Specific Skills

  • Utilize microphones or other communication devices
  • Sell souvenirs
  • Resolve itinerary and other problems
  • Provide information on tipping customs, currency exchange rates, metric conversion and other details
  • Ensure and monitor luggage transfers
  • Develop and deliver commentaries
  • Describe points of interest
  • Confirm transportation and accommodation reservations
  • Co-ordinate recreation activities
  • Attend to hotel, airport, train and other check-in and check-out procedures
  • Co-ordinate activities with local tour guides or leaders of performance groups
  • Assist clients/guests with special needs
  • Collect administration or entrance fees
  • Transport or escort individuals or groups on tours of cities, waterways and industrial and other establishments
  • Conduct guided tours of museums, gallery exhibitions and historical, heritage and other sites, answer inquiries and provide information

Security and Safety

  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Driving record check (abstract)

Work Site Environment


Transportation/Travel Information

  • Vehicle supplied by employer
  • Willing to travel regularly
  • Willing to travel overnight
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Travel expenses paid by employer

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Work under pressure
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking

Work Location Information

  • Staff accommodation available
  • Various locations

Personal Suitability

  • Initiative
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Reliability
  • Organized

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

In Person

POBox 807
BANFF, Alberta T1L1A8

Advertised Until

Dec 26, 2017

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

NOC & Interest Codes
The Tour Guide is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Tour Guides
NOC code: 6441.1

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


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


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 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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