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Tourism educational resources are available for all grades in Saskatchewan. Elementary, middle school and high school kits introduce students to tourism through challenging, grade-appropriate exercises. The provincial high school curriculum includes comprehensive courses at 10, 20 and 30 levels. Youth apprenticeship and other career development programs provide practical career exploration and preparation. Students can connect their passions and natural talents to a rewarding and prosperous future.

Programs and Resources for Schools

Teachers' Tool Kits

Tourism Saskatchewan Teachers' Tool Kits contain fun and informative age-appropriate activities to help students learn more about tourism and tourism careers in Saskatchewan.

Three tool kits are available. Follow the links below for more information.

Saskatchewan Curriculum for Levels 10, 20, 30

Tourism careers are included in the Practical and Applied Arts an area of study in Saskatchewan's Core Curriculum. For current information regarding Core Curriculum and its various components, please refer to the Registrar's Handbook for School Administrators found on the Government of Saskatchewan website.

Health Care, Hospitality and Human Services includes these tourism subjects:

  • Commercial Cooking 10, 20, 30
  • Tourism 10, 20, 30

Tourism 10, 20, 30

Tourism 10, 20, 30 gives students the opportunity to explore tourism as a viable and sustainable sector locally, provincially, nationally and globally.

  • Tourism 10 is an introduction to the five industries that make up the tourism sector. Students explore the impact of tourism on the local community and province while also considering the importance of sustainable practices, quality customer service and professionalism.
  • Tourism 20 is an introduction to tourism in Canada. Students further explore the importance of sustainable practices and quality customer service. They may also have the opportunity to organize and host an event for the school and/or local community.
  • Tourism 30 is an introduction to global tourism. Students further explore the importance of sustainable practices and quality customer service. They explore career opportunities available in this sector and may have the opportunity to develop and execute a venture plan within the school or local community.

Commercial Cooking 10, 20, 30

Commercial Cooking 10, 20, 30 provides students with the opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and understandings to prepare food safely, accurately and efficiently for others.

  • Commercial Cooking 10 provides students with opportunities to develop basic cooking skills used in the food services industry.
  • Commercial Cooking 20 provides students with opportunities to learn the procedures and techniques used in a commercial kitchen.
  • Commercial Cooking 30 provides students with opportunities to further develop understanding and skills in the culinary and baking arts for application within the food services industry.

Curriculum details, available in print-friendly PDF, include the complete list of outcomes and indicators. For the most up-to-date version, please see Saskatchewan's Core Curriculum, found on the Government of Saskatchewan website.

Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship

Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship is a high school program designed to help students discover the rewards of working in the skilled trades through hands-on experience. It provides students with a head start on apprenticeship and a better understanding of the steps to journeyperson certification.

Find more information about Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship at the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.

Saskatoon Industry Education Council

The Saskatoon Industry-Education Council (SIEC) is a bridge between Saskatchewan's career opportunities and Saskatoon area youth. Through a partnership among business, secondary and post-secondary schools, unique hands-on career exploration events and programs are designed and delivered to students, helping them find a career that connects their passion and natural talents with current and future workforce needs.

For more information about youth career education, see the Saskatoon Industry Education Council.

Regina District Industry Education Council

The Regina District Industry Education Council provides a venue for an effective long-term sustainable partnership between industry and education. Working with three school divisions (Regina Public, Regina Catholic and Prairie Valley), File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council, community-based organizations, government agencies and employers, the goal of the RDIEC is to create career development opportunities for youth, educators and career practitioners.

For more information about helping students make a smooth transition to rewarding employment, see the Regina District Industry Education Council.

Post-Secondary Programs

Saskatchewan students can enrol in a wide selection of post-secondary education and training to prepare them for careers in tourism. Here are some of the institutions where training is available:

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT)
  • University of Regina
  • First Nations University of Canada
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Academy of Learning Career College

Tourism Saskatchewan's Guide to Tourism Careers in Saskatchewan dedicates an entire chapter to post-secondary and industry training programs. The guide is an excellent resource for teachers and counsellors.

Need more information?

Tourism Saskatchewan's Guide to Tourism Careers in Saskatchewan provides detailed descriptions of 45 career opportunities out of the hundreds of occupations available in all five industries that make up the tourism sector of the economy. Each industry, covered in its own module, includes an overview, career profiles, main duties, recommended education and training. Each career description includes a personal feature about someone in Saskatchewan who is doing that work. A bonus module provides links to tourism training and post-secondary programs that support the professional development of tourism employees. Information is provided on programs available from Tourism Saskatchewan, Saskatoon and Regina Industry Education Councils, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Regina, as well as private colleges and trainers. This guide includes infographics showing the career progression journeys that are possible in culinary, international special events and hospitality.

Explore 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. This short presentation explores four areas that answer students' and teachers' most-asked questions about building a successful tourism career.

These online resources always contain the most up-to-date information and are revised regularly.

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