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Travel Counsellor (French-Designated)

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation
Ontario Travel Information Centre
Language of Position(s):
Bilingual English/French
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
51084 - Travel Counsellor 3
$841.17 - $999.85 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you an enthusiastic individual with great customer service skills who excels in a team environment?

Consider this exciting position with the Bainsville Ontario Travel Information Centre where you will promote Ontario as an all season travel destination.

Please Note: The successful candidate will be required to work at the Hawkesbury Ontario Travel Information Centre (777 Highway 417, Chute a Blondeau K0B 1B0) during the peak season of May 1st to mid-October. Bainsville and Hawkesbury Travel Centres are remotely located on the two major highways (401 & 417) in Eastern Ontario.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Conduct research from a variety of sources to provide information on Ontario tourism products and services, and trip planning and counselling services;
• Respond to inquiries in person, by telephone and in writing;
• Promote Ontario tourism products and services at special interest groups, tourist association presentations and showcases;
• Contribute to publications and assist in the planning and delivery of training programs;
• Perform administrative and retail sales functions including maintaining reference files and coordinating inventory control;
• Keep up to date on new tourism products available in the market.

How do I qualify?


• Proficiency in English, as well as oral French at the advanced level and written French at the advanced-minus level
• Ability to work shift work, including evening, weekends and holidays

Knowledge and Experience

• You have knowledge of and experience in the promotion of tourism industry attractions, destinations, events, products and services

Travel Counselling and Customer Service Skills

• You can answer inquiries, prepare travel plans or itineraries, and provide excellent customer service
• You can provide travel planning and counselling services, and promote Ontario as an all season travel destination

Analytical, Problem Solving and Judgement Skills

• You can determine suitable solutions to meet client needs, and work effectively as a team member in a high pressure environment
• You can monitor, recognize and report building maintenance or security issues

Communication Skills

• You can provide travel information to clients in person and over the phone
• You can prepare reports and edit tourism publications

Computer Skills

• You can use computer software applications and the Internet to conduct research and locate information

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual English/French Permanent - Full Time, 22064 North Service Rd, Bainsville, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Customer and Client Services
Posted on:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • E-TP-74157/15

    Please note: A brief description of the French proficiency levels is available on our website (
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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