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Five industries of the tourism sector

The tourism sector in Canada is made up of five industries: accommodation, food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment, transportation, and travel services. Let's look at each in turn.

Five industries - one important sector of the economy

The sector employs diverse Saskatchewan citizens. Residents in every community, large and small, rural and urban, are engaged in tourism activities. From restaurants to museums, tourism touches every corner. Virtually all areas of business are influenced by tourism.

Scroll down or search Advice & Insights to find profiles about real people in Saskatchewan working in tourism.


The accommodation industry includes hotels, motels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds.

This industry offers flexibility to work in different regions, establishments, and even countries.

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Food and Beverage Services

Food and beverage services includes restaurants, bars, coffee shops, food trucks...basically anywhere you can get food.

This industry is a major employer of youth, which provides an excellent training ground for people who are beginning their careers.

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Recreation and Entertainment

Recreation and entertainment is one of the most diverse industries, covering everything from outdoor adventure to live events.

It is also one of the fastest growing service industries.

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Transportation is an essential part of tourism, which includes airline, train, taxi, and bus services.

Read more about careers in the Transportation industry >>

Travel Services

People working in travel services help visitors make decisions about what to see and do in a community.

They also help coordinate travel to other destinations.

Read more about careers in the Travel Services industry >>

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