Art, Culture, Recreation, and Sport

Summary

The arts and culture industry is a growing market in Saskatchewan.

A growing, dynamic cultural sector is central to the success of Canada’s creative, knowledge-based economy. The labour market for the arts and culture sector has grown increasingly complex, changing rapidly and demanding new skills, particularly in the area of digital technology. The arts and culture workplace offers young people a choice of hundreds of different occupations—from the obvious, such as an actor, to the less obvious such as a technical copy-editor. There are many niches that can satisfy a variety of aspirations, dreams and goals. There are many ways to enter a career in the arts and culture sector. The eight core career streams within the arts and culture sector are as follows:

  • Live performing arts
  • Writing and publishing
  • Film, radio, TV and broadcasting
  • Visual arts and crafts
  • Music and sound recording
  • Interactive digital media
  • Heritage
  •  Cultural management

An arts and culture career attracts those who enjoy change, the ability to be creative, the chance to express their individuality and vision, the fun of being with talented co-workers, and the personal satisfaction of meeting high expectations. Most importantly, they love being part of a world that explores the meaning and values of society.

Job Charts

wdt_ID NOC Job Title Job Description Wage Range Estimate Skills Knowledge Tools & Technology Other Training and Education routes
1 5121 Authors and writers Research and write books, scripts, plays, essays, speeches, manuals, specifications and other non-journalistic articles for publication, broadcast or presentation. $23,550 to $94,620 Writing, Communication skills, Teamwork English language, Digital marketing, Quality assurance Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility First Nations University of Canada, St. Peter's College, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan
2 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators Create designs, illustrations, layouts and visual images to effectively communicate information for publications, advertising, films, posters and signs. $37,440 to $66,560 Teamwork, Communication skills, Interpersonal skills Graphic design, English language, User Interface Design Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft PowerPoint Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Self-starter / Self-motivated Saskatchewan Polytechnic, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan
3 5123 Journalists Research, investigate, interpret and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio and other media. $31,350 to $83,120 Teamwork, Communication skills, Writing English language, Video editing, Digital marketing Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Contact management systems and software CMS Flexibility, Fast-paced Setting, Self-starter / Self-motivated First Nations University of Canada, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan
4 5111 Librarians Develop, organize and maintain library collections and provide advisory services for users. $31,200 to $89,000 Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Teamwork English language, Budgeting Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word Flexibility, Self-starter / Self-motivated, Attention to detail University of Saskatchewan (transfer program)
5 5211 Library and public archive technicians Assist users in accessing library or archive resources, assist in describing new acquisitions, participate in archive processing and conduct reference searches. $29,120 to $72,800 Communication skills, Teamwork, Customer service English language Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel Attention to detail, Flexibility, Self-starter / Self-motivated Saskatchewan Polytechnic
6 5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness Lead and instruct groups and individuals in recreational, sports, fitness or athletic programs at community centres, fitness clubs, resorts, health care facilities, retirement homes, correctional institutions and other establishments. $23,550 to $52,000 Teaching and Training, Leadership, Communication skills First aid, CPR, English language Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word Flexibility, Self-starter / Self-motivated, Attention to detail University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan
NOC Job Title Job Description Wage Range Estimate Skills Knowledge Tools & Technology Other Training and Education routes

Education Routes

Below are the post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan for Art, Culture, Recreation, and Sport

First Nations University of Canada

The First Nations University of Canada is a First Nations owned post-secondary institution that aspires to have transformative impact by bridging our ceremonies, knowledge keepers, languages, and traditions with the delivery of high-quality education that will lead to the pride and success of all students, First Nations communities, and Canada.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation.

St. Peter's College

St. Peter’s College is offers 70+ USASK programs with their small class sizes, additional scholarship opportunities, and proven track record of student success. Over 98% of our alumni recommend that you start your USASK degree at St. Peter’s College.

University of Regina

The University of Regina offers 10 faculties, 25 academic departments and schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College), bringing excellence and diversity to the educational experience.

University of Saskatchewan

USask offers undergraduate and graduate programs in over 150 fields of study. Tour our website to find information about the program of your choice.

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