Please send a email including your resume and a cover letter to Jason (firstname.lastname@example.org) explaining why you would like to be a Driver Guide / Driver with Discover Canada’s Tours and what makes you an ideal candidate.
JOB TYPE: Part Time / Seasonal
Are you passionate about Canada? Are you in love with the natural beauty of this great land? Does traveling to mountains, waterfalls, glacial lakes, the coastal rainforests, and beaches get your heart pumping? Do you own a Toque? And last of all do you have a CLASS 4 License or Learner’s Permit? If so, continue reading as this job might be the perfect fit for you!
Reporting to the Operations Manager, our Road Rangers (Driver Guides) will be responsible for driving one of our mini-coaches or vans, providing excellent tour commentary and safety, and ultimately ensuring our passengers have the trip of a lifetime. We are looking for people to join our team who possess a great personality, a passion for travel, and a commitment to excellence. VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjezOWJiZGs
As part of Discover Canada Tours, you will have the opportunity to work in an exciting and fun industry; meet and work with people from all over the world; and gain valuable and fulfilling work experience.
You could be the perfect fit if you have:
A great, fun-loving, personality
Desire to entertain others
Ability to tell interesting and engaging stories
Previous tour guiding experience a huge advantage
Excellent knowledge of Canada, especially Western Canada
Reliable, flexible and adaptable
Drive to go above and beyond for the client, the company and yourself
Ability to think on your feet and handle stressful situations calmly and professionally
The ability to speak a second language (German/French/Spanish/Italian/Portuguese/Mandarin) as asset
The following qualifications are required and non-negotiable:
First Aid certificate
A permit to live and work in Canada
Criminal Record check with vulnerable sector
Our DCSA brand works with mainly High School Students
Efficiently maintain prepared tour schedule
Passionately deliver commentary and stories to passengers throughout the tour
Observe and follow all by-laws and rules of the road
Daily guest and vehicle safety inspections and completion of driver & vehicle reports
Prepare and know your tour schedule as well as road conditions
Keep an electronic log
Clean your vehicle after each shift
Connect with people and maintain relationships
Record digital and or live footage of your tour as assigned for Marketing purposes
Communicate with operations how and when you will be returning tour (paperwork/receipts)
Report any infractions/ accidents/ tickets or defect on vehicles to the Ops Manager ASAP
Keep track your assigned schedule and possible changes
Keep track of your expenses and summits receipts at the end of each trip
Attend staff meetings and social events
Available on weekdays, weekends and holidays between May and October
Qualifications & Skills
Professional attitude and appearance
Excellent organization, time management and communication skills
Ability to solve problems and work under pressure
Be able to respond to changing conditions or unexpected events in a calm manner
Safe driving skills with an exemplary driving record
Awareness of safety issues
Flexibility required for shuttle services and transfers
Be able to respond to changing conditions or unexpected events in a calm manner
Commitment to continuous self improvement
A passion for Canada and our wondrous landscape
Be Tech Savvy - Knowledge of Social media postings and basic app use
Knowledge of history and the geography of Western Canada and the N-West US an asset
Ability to speak a second language is an asset – please indicate on resume
Additional entertainment skills, for example musical abilities is a big asset, but not required
Experience and Certifications/Licenses required
High School Diploma is required
Previous experience in the capacity of a Tour Driver an asset but not required
Degree or Diploma in a tourism program is an asset but not necessary
Class 4 or Class 2 Unrestricted Learner’s or Drivers License (In house Training available)
Mechanical Skill set is an asset but not required
First Aid Certificate is required
Recent Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector (Mandatory)
Please send a email including your resume and a cover letter to Jason (email@example.com) explaining why you would like to be a Tour Guide / Driver with Discover Canada's Tours and what makes you an ideal candidate.
Only suitable candidates will be contacted.
All potential hires are required to be able to get to departure points on their own. (Based out of Terminal Station on Main)
One of our major departure points is Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.
No phone calls, please. Apply through company website
Discover Canada Tours is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on qualifications. Decisions are made without regard to race, colour, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
APPLY NOW! • DRIVER GUIDES (SUMMER 2023) • Discover Canada Tours
Post Date: January 26, 2023 Deadline for Application: April 1, 2023
820-1111 Melville Street
Discover Canada Tours is a local family-owned and operated business, founded in 2005 by Clint Drdul and Stacey Thorson. The passion for tourism runs in the family. 10 years earlier in 1995 Stacey’s parents, Doug and Dianne Revell, purchased the UNIGLOBE Specialty franchise of which Discover Canada Tours is a division.
In an industry increasingly dominated by large-scale global corporations, we are proud to still be a local family-owned and operated tour and travel company.
Since Stacey and Clint guided our first tour to the Rocky Mountains in March 2005, we have taken over 200,000 travellers around Western Canada and the Northwestern United States.
We have expanded over the years to include more brands and many other types of travellers beyond our initial international student focus. Through all of these developments and new initiatives, we have always maintained our commitment to delivering exceptional travel experiences for the best value.
We take pride in the fact that many of our customers were referred by past customers or are repeat customers themselves, and we have been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the last few years in a row.
Our purpose is to share our love of Canada with the world. Showcasing everything we love about Canada and ensuring that we provide our guests with an unforgettable, authentic experience for the best value possible.
Our Adventurers are always our top priority.
Discover Canada Tours (DCT) is the largest student, youth tour operator in Western Canada. Under the Umbrella of DCT is West Trek Tours, DC Student Adventures (DCSA), Destination Snow and the recently relaunched Discover Vancouver Tours (DVT).
DCT operates guided year-round adventure travel. These tours provide unique and exciting adventures along with a fun and interactive experience. Regular tour itineraries range in duration from 1-day to 2-weeks and we also create custom itineraries to suit various budget and duration preferences. West Trek Social Club offers a full spectrum of services for international students (19+), DCSA provides tours and activities for elementary & high school age students, and Destination Snow is a ski/board bus tour specialist. Discover Vancouver Tours provides International traveller focusing on commentary and the highlights of the West Coast.
Everyone that works for Discover Canada Tours has a passion for travel and meeting people from all over the world. We truly care about each and every one of our guests and strive to give them “the time of their lives“. Everyone in our organization is committed to this belief and will not hesitate to go above and beyond to make sure each guest is having a wonderful experience. We are looking for people to join our team that possess a great personality, a passion for travel, and a commitment to excellence.