Outdoor Careers

COVID-19 response: temporary closures

The Government of Alberta has temporarily closed front counters at all Fish and Wildlife offices across the province.

  • You can contact Fish and Wildlife offices using the phone numbers listed on the Fish and Wildlife - Contacts page.
  • For recreational sportfishing or hunting information, please visit AlbertaRELM or call the AlbertaRELM Help Desk at 1-888-944-5494.
  • Vehicle access is now permitted at parking lots and staging areas in provincial parks and public land. Facilities like playgrounds and washrooms remain temporarily closed. For more information, visit the Alberta Parks advisories page.

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

If you’re interested in working in the great outdoors, then you might want to explore a career as a Fish and Wildlife or conservation officer. The following information will help you find the path to the career of your dreams. But it’s up to you to make it happen.

Fish & Wildlife Officer

The Alberta Occupational Profiles website provides information about the duties, working conditions, personal qualities, educational requirements and salary expectations of a Fish & Wildlife officer:

Places to Study in Alberta to Become a Fish & Wildlife Officer

Conservation Officer

Conservation officers manage resources, visitor services, maintenance and recreation in provincial parks, and educate the public about related issues. Read more about what conservation officers do:

Places to Study in Alberta to Become a Conservation Officer

The minimum requirement to become a conservation officer is a four-year bachelor’s degree.

Other Careers to Consider:

  • Biologist
  • Intepretive Naturalist
  • Park Warden

Find occupational profiles for all types of work:


Updated: Nov 27, 2014