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Educators' Resources

Educators' Resources for teachers, post-secondary educators, and career and guidance counsellors. Tourism Saskatchewan develops information and activities to help students learn about the tourism sector and the visitor economy in Saskatchewan and to understand the job and career opportunities available.

Explore Tourism Careers

Explore Tourism CareersExplore Tourism Careers is an interactive online presentation that provides teachers, career counsellors and high school students with an overview of the career opportunities available in the tourism sector in Saskatchewan.

The presentation explores four areas that answer students' and teachers' most-asked questions about building a successful tourism career:

  • What is tourism?
  • Who makes this happen?
  • Why should I choose a career in tourism?
  • Career exploration.

To get started, add the free Explore Tourism Careers presentation to your shopping cart, complete your checkout, then launch the presentation from your online learning plan. You can leave and return to the presentation at any time, and there is no limit on the number of times you may use it.

This online resource always contains the most up-to-date information and is revised regularly.

Teachers' Tool Kits

High School

Activity 1: Tourism Careers

Each student is asked to select an occupation in the tourism industry. Examples include: cook, tour operator, hotel front desk manager, food and beverage server, etc. The students are asked to deliver a PowerPoint presentation on the career that they have picked to present to the class. 

Activity 2: Advertising

Each student is asked to pick a tourism business (e.g. hotel, tour operator, museum, etc.) and create and print an advertising poster to promote the business.

Activity 3: Tourism Business Plan

Students must create a business plan to start a new business in one of the following categories: restaurant, accommodation, or adventure sport tourism.

Activity 4: Customer Service Interview

Students are asked to interview a professional who works in a front line customer service role. A list of suggested questions is provided to help students conduct their interviews. Students may work individually or be divided into groups. Written or video interviews may be conducted. 

Middle School

Activity 1: Tourism Profile

The students are instructed to create a tourism profile of one of the following:

  • A tourism destination in Saskatchewan (e.g., Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Prince Albert National Park, etc.)
  • A tourism experience in Saskatchewan (e.g., fishing on Lake Diefenbaker, canoeing the Churchill River, etc.)
  • A tourism attraction in Saskatchewan (e.g., restaurant, golf course, museum, etc.)

Activity 2: Tourist in my Town

Create a storyboard of how you would spend one day as a tourist in your own town. Students will present their storyboards to the class. 

Activity 3: Map Quest

Students are asked to choose a travel destination in Saskatchewan.

Activity 4: Tourism Marketing

Students create a tourism marketing video of a town/city. Students may be divided into teams to complete the project.

Grade School

Activity 1: The Seasons

The students identify the different seasons in Saskatchewan and list outdoor activities, indoor and outdoor sports and games that they can play or do in that season.

Activity 2: Travel Guide Search

Students are asked to use the Saskatchewan Discovery Guide to answer a series of questions. 

Activity 3: Colouring Book

The colouring book allows students to demonstrate understanding that the arts are a way of expressing ideas.

Activity 4: Tourism Word Search

Students find words hidden in a grid. Three word search lists are provided, each with a higher degree of challenge.

Infographics, statistics and research

6 Fascinating Facts About Tourism Employment in Saskatchewan

Our Statistics and Research page provides a wealth of high quality and timely data and insights. The Tourism Labour and Employment section of that page includes infographics on tourism employment, tourism apprenticeships. There are also regional profiles, leisure and travel trends, and other research.

Go to the Statistics and Research page now.