Travel Counsellors – NOC 6431 SDG ±

How many people work in this occupation in SDG?                        

130 people work as Travel Counsellors in SDG. The unemployment rate is unavailable.


How many employers are there in SDG?

Travel Counsellors work in the Administrative Support Services sector.

256 businesses operate in this sector in SDG.

57.8% of businesses in the Administrative Support Services sector are owner-operators with no employees.


What is the age of the workforce?

19.2% of the workforce is age 65 to 74

30.8% of the workforce is age 25 to 54.


What education is required to do this job?

19.0% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma.

61.9% of the workforce has a College, CEGEP or non-university certificate or diploma.


What do people in this occupation earn?*

The median income for Travel Counsellors is $32,670.00 per year.


What else should I know?

  • The number of businesses operating in the Personal Services sector has grown since 2012.
  • The industry is comprised primarily of small businesses. 82.4% of businesses operating in the Administrative and Support Services sector employ four people or less.
  • Employment Outlook for Travel Counsellors in the Ottawa Economic Region is limited. Over the past decade, travel counsellors experienced a decline in employment in Ontario. Although tourism has improved since the recession, uncertain economic conditions and other factors, such as health and security risks, continue to weigh on demand for travel. In addition, a majority of Canadian internet users go online to find travel information, research deals and book travel. More internet shoppers purchased travel arrangements than any other item online. Many travel websites and airlines offer “dynamic packaging”, allowing their clients to build custom bundles that include flights, hotels and car rentals. Since the end of the recession, airlines have been cutting costs by reducing positions available for travel counsellors and cutting the commissions paid to them. All of these factors have the effect of limiting demand for this occupation.
  • Employment opportunities are expected to arise from positions being vacated due to retirement. Demand is expected to be strongest for individuals who have worked with large carriers or agencies and have experience in sales, extensive knowledge of reservation systems such as Sabre, and are bilingual or multilingual. Opportunities will be better for travel counsellors that specialize in specific destinations or client groups and have extensive personal travel experience.
  • For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Professional, Technical and Education Services Sector“.


* Median income means that 50% of the people in the occupation earn less and 50% earn more. It is a more accurate measure of typical income than using an average.

± NOC numbers may differ following restructuring of Canadian NOC system

Sources: Census and National Household Survey 2011 and Canadian Business Pattern Data 2014, Statistics Canada