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Guide Dog Mobility Instructor - Delta, British Columbia, Canada


BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, is a member of the International Guide Dog Federation and is a Canadian registered charity that provides professionally trained Guide Dogs to blind and visually impaired individuals who reside in Canada’s two western provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

Reporting to the CEO, some of the GDMI’s key job duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Guide Dog Training:  Professionally train dogs in accordance with IGDF and BC & Alberta Guide Dog standards.
  • Client Assessment and Interviewing:  Regularly select Guide Dog clients by interviewing and assessing applicants, deciding their suitability and accurately identifying specific matching needs for successful outcomes.
  • Matching:  Within specific time scales, match the most compatible client and dog, ensuring that client needs and the IGDF and BC & Alberta Guide Dog standards are met.
  • Guide Dog Team Training:  Within specific timescales, plan, organize and deliver practical and theoretical training to clients to meet their individual needs and the IGDF and BC & Alberta Guide Dogs standards, in accordance with quality and production targets.  We pride ourselves in producing a well-finished team supported by highly personalized training.
  • Aftercare/Support Services:  Regularly provide clients with aftercare and other services in accordance with the IGDF and BC & Alberta Guide Dogs standards and in the client’s own environment.  This is done on a routine basis and, as a priority, in response to emergency situations.
  • Apprentice/Training Assistants Supervision and Training:  GDMI’s are expected to take an active role in the training of Apprentices/Training Assistants.  Within specific timescales, plan and deliver practical and theoretical training to meet their individual needs and IGDF and BC & Alberta Guide Dogs standards.  This involves managing workloads and assessing work performance and conduct.
  • Communication/Administration:  Maintain accurate records by providing verbal and written/electronic information about clients, dogs and Apprentices/Training Assistants in a timely way.
  • This GDMI job will be based in the Ladner area of Delta, located in beautiful British Columbia but will be required to work at and also engage in short term travel to work locations throughout BC, Alberta and the rest of Canada and also internationally as part of the job requirements.


  • For further information, in the strictest of confidence, regardless of the outcome of the inquiry, please contact Bill Thornton at: william.thornton@bcguidedog.com.

Applications or letters of interest should be sent via email to Bill Thornton at: william.thornton@bcguidedog.com. Please note that qualified GDMI’s only need apply.