Job requirements Snowmobile Operations Guide in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a snowmobile operations guide in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Outdoor sport and recreational guides (NOC 6532).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Knowledge of a particular terrain or body of water, demonstrated ability in the guided activity and relevant licences are required for employment in this group.
  • Hot air balloon pilots require completion of 10 hours of ground school, 16 hours of pilot-in-command experience and a Balloon Pilot Licence issued by Transport Canada.
  • Certification in first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may be required.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Canada Balloon Pilot Regulated Transport Canada, Government of Canada
Alberta Outdoor Sport And Recreation Guide Regulated Alberta Professional Outfitters Society
Hunting And Fishing Guide Regulated Alberta Professional Outfitters Society
Guide Outfitter Regulated Alberta Professional Outfitters Society
British Columbia Angling Guide Regulated Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource of British Columbia
Guide Outfitter Regulated Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource of British Columbia
Outdoor Sports And Recreational Guides Regulated British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Fish and Wildlife Branch
Tidal Angling Guide Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Manitoba Hunting Guide Regulated Manitoba Sustainable Development, Guide Licensing Program, Wildlife Branch
New Brunswick Hunting And Angling Guide Regulated Wildlife Branch, Department of Natural Resources, Government of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Hunting Guide Regulated Department of Environment and Conservation- Wildlife Division, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia Hunting Guide Regulated Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Licenses and Receivables Section
Fishing Guide Regulated Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Licenses and Receivables Section
Fishing And Hunting Guide Regulated Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Licenses and Receivables Section
Prince Edward Island Hunting Guide Regulated Department Agriculture and Fisheries
Yukon Assistant Guide Regulated Environment Yukon, Government of Yukon
Chief Guide Regulated Environment Yukon, Government of Yukon

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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