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.


We are now accepting applications for an Instructor / Regional Programmer to deliver programs developed by Outward Bound Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. As a Toronto Region Programmer/Instructor for OBC and CWF programs you will be supporting the region’s programs and liaise with schools for the benefit of both CWF and OBC. You are required to plan and implement CWF programs based on the program deliverables outlined in the service agreement and indicated below within the work period. Click here to read the job posting. Application deadline: October 21, 2016

We are conducting a nation-wide search for a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader to guide our program in Northern Ontario through it’s next phase of evolution. The Northern Ontario Program Director has overall responsibility for the creation and delivery of high quality Outward Bound programs in Northern Ontario. Click here to read the job posting. Application deadline: November 3, 2016