Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, a wide variety of career opportunities are available in both the private and public sectors, and in a variety of geographic and professional areas. Potential employers include federal, provincial, and regional parks, protected areas and land trusts. Some graduates opt for positions in private and public recreation organizations including agencies dealing with adventure and outdoor skills, as well as youth, the elderly, and persons with physical and mental challenges. Others choose to work for educational institutions and environmental groups. There are also numerous opportunities for the development of independent business operations. In addition, you may elect to pursue further studies in a number of disciplines.

The broad range of applied and theoretical skills acquired enables graduates to find employment in a number of fields. Career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Tourism and Resort Operatorsa tent on a lake
  • Camp Directors
  • Recreation Programmers
  • Ski School Directors
  • Adventure Guides
  • Owners of business establishments such as: fly-in fishing, climbing gyms, adventure recreation, and outdoor stores
  • Heritage Interpreters
  • Park Planners and Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Teachers
  • Wilderness Based Therapeutic Recreation Programmers

For more information about some of our alumni, see our Alumni in the Field page. To learn more about finding a career and to access important resources, see our University Opportunities and Employment Assistance page.