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.

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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.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:

ONTARIO NORTH COURSE DIRECTOR
Outward Bound Canada - a not for profit, charitable, educational organization - has launched a recruitment process for a Ontario North Course Director. Reporting to the Wilderness Program Manager, the Ontario North Course Director will oversee and manage Outward Bound Canada courses, from course planning and preparation, through implementation and wrap-up, serving as the primary link between program management and Instructors.Click here to read the job posting. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2016.

TORONTO CENTRE COURSE DIRECTOR
Reporting to the Toronto Centre Program Director, The Toronto Centre Course Director oversees the safety, quality, and educational effectiveness of all courses. Primary responsibilities include supervising and evaluating Instructors, managing technical student sites, scheduling staff team, and overseeing all logistical details of courses in the field. The Course Director for the Toronto Centre will have unique opportunities to assist with Centre development. Click here to read the job posting. Post open until position has been filled.

YOUTH CHALLENGE INSTRUCTOR
Outward Bound Canada - a not for profit, charitable, educational organization - has launched a recruitment process for a Youth Challenge Instructor. Reporting to the Youth Challenge Manager, the Youth Challenge Instructor will be responsible for leading Pine River Institute (PRI) participants and staff in the backcountry during the Outdoor Leadership Experience (OLE). The OLE is offered in collaboration with PRI and includes up to 8 participants in backcountry for 6-8 weeks as the first step in their addictions treatment process with PRI. Youth Challenge Instructors spend one week in the field at a time and lead expeditionary-style canoeing, backpacking, and snowshoeing.Click here to read the job posting. Post open until position has been filled.

ONTARIO INSTRUCTOR
Outward Bound Canada - a not for profit, charitable, educational organization - has launched a recruitment process for Ontario Instructor. The Ontario Instructor will: be responsible for the health and well-being of students while on program; effectively utilize group and risk management skills, maturity and role modeling to create a safe and supportive environment for student-centered learning; provide direct customer care for participants and their families/teachers/agencies; complete various program related administrative documents and tasks; coordinate the transfer of course information to Program Manager and Course Director; organize and facilitate program evaluation process; participate in the training and mentoring of staff in program delivery procedures, and more. Click here to read the job posting. Post open until position has been filled.