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Occupations in Travel and Accommodation

Professionals in this occupational category work in all fields related to travel and accomodation and includes travel agents, flight attendants, airline sales and service agents, baggage and cargo agents, airlinen reservation agents, aircraft load planners, and hotel front desk clerks.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma.
  • Travel agents require a college diploma or vocational training in travel or tourism. They may also require a certificate from the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors, a designation granted after three years of experience in the industry and the successful completion of mandatory courses and examinations.
  • Flight attendants require an approved Transport Canada training program and airline sales and service agents need several weeks of on-the-job and classroom training.
  • Station agents usually require previous experience as a ticket, baggage or cargo agent.
  • Front desk clerks may need a diploma or degree in hotel management.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have small but sustained increases in employment over the next ten years.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 89.2% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 50.3% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 36.8% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 13.0% live in other communities. About 57.8% are employed in the Transportation and Warehousing industry and 24.9% in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.