Attractions, adventure tourism and recreation offer a variety of employment opportunities within the tourism sector, with more than 71,400 people employed in the sector in 2018.
With an annual employment growth of 1.5 per cent, the anticipated labour demand in the next 10 years (2018 – 2028) is for 25,500 full-year workers. Recreation and entertainment sector accounts for 24% of tourism jobs, and 24% of forecast new job openings.
A key component of the tourism industry is attractions, which offer visitors a chance to explore the sights, facilities and wonders of their destination. Attractions generally include historic sites, heritage homes, museums, halls of fame, art galleries, botanical gardens, ski hills, aquariums, zoos, water parks, amusement parks, casinos and cultural attractions.
The Recreation and Entertainment industry includes myriad activities that range from bird watching and salmon fishing to horseback riding, whitewater rafting, golfing, wilderness trekking and educational visits to entertaining stops. Regardless of size, these venues need people to work in gift shops and restaurants, as well as help maintain the facilities, manage the operations and promote the attractions.
To learn more, visit Recreation & Entertainment Careers.