Outward Bound Canada’s greatest asset is our instructional staff. Accomplished outdoor educators with extensive technical and facilitation skills, and the passion and compassion to inspire students to learn, our instructors come from all walks of life with a vast array of talents and experiences. Some have worked extensively in outdoor education, while others come from university programs or other career paths. We value group facilitation skills, life experience, passion, dedication, resiliency, and teaching ability as highly as technical proficiency.

As a leader in outdoor, experiential education, Outward Bound Canada offers a diverse selection of working opportunities in scenic and remote wilderness or urban areas. Our busiest season is from April to October, with winter and year-round programs on offer only in select regions. We accept instructor resumes year-round.

At Outward Bound Canada, each region conducts its own staff training before the start of the summer season. Successful instructor applicants will be selected to attend these trainings in BC, the Rockies, or Ontario. In BC and the Rockies, this is a four or five-day training program for instructors who have been offered contracts. In Ontario, this expedition is called the Outward Bound Canada - Ontario Instructor Course. It is an intensive instructor training program designed for motivated people who want to further develop their skillset and depth of experience working as outdoor educators. Work will be offered to Ontario instructor course participants depending on their performance during the course.


Want to become an instructor, but need more training? If you are just beginning your exploration of a career in the outdoors, our Rocky Mountain Instructor Development Program  is a two-week course designed to expand your training in the outdoor education field, focusing very specifically on industry craft, and ensuring you will walk away with top quality, first-hand training in camp craft and leading adventurous journeys through the Outward Bound model. To apply for this program, please follow the instructions in the course description.

Questions? Please email us at employ@outwardbound.ca.


The Human Resources Co-ordinator/Executive Administrator will support Outward Bound Canada’s strategic direction by providing administrative support to the Management team and by helping to streamline internal processes, which will create greater efficiencies and provide a more effective bridge between Program and Administration. Click here to read the job posting. Application deadline: December 16, 2016.

The Marketing portfolio plays a key role in maintaining and growing the Outward Bound Canada business, implementing the organization’s strategic plan and delivering on our mission, vision and values. The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the application of marketing strategies, primarily through strategic day-to-day interaction with, and quality-driven care of, the organization’s digital platforms and social media networks. As part of the Marketing team, the Marketing Coordinator will function as champion and guardian of the brand, delivering key messaging that will promote not only programs and fundraising initiatives, but overall brand awareness. Click here to read the job posting. Application deadline: December 12, 2016.

The BC Program Manager will play a key role in ensuring high levels of Learning, Adventure, and Risk Management in all OBC programs in BC. The Program Manager will manage Outward Bound Canada (OBC) course delivery, logistics, supervision and provide support services to instructors, participants, clients and other organizational relationships. This position is based in Vancouver. Click here to read the job posting. Application deadline: December 2, 2016.