Work in Canada

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The saying amongst Canada working holidaymakers goes ‘I came for the winter, I stayed for the summer’. Awesome scenery, good salaries and amazing people make a place hard to leave.

Best place to work in Canada

As a year-round adventure playground, wherever you choose to live and work – mountains, city or island – you’re sure to find a reason to stay longer and travel further. In fact, the only downside to Canada is choosing where to go first. 

A lot of travellers tend to pick a coast. East for Toronto, Quebec and the Blue Mountains; west for Vancouver, Whistler and Vancouver Island; or somewhere in between for Banff, Lake Louise and Edmonton. We have teams on both coasts, so wherever you start or end up, we can support you with finding work – not just when you arrive but for the full duration of your trip.

Where you'll work

Welcome to our little black book. Only available on the Ultimate Canada, we work with the best resorts in the country to help you secure a seasonal job before you go. You must be available to work for the full summer or winter resort season (Jun-Sep or Nov-Apr) and all our Ultimate employers include either subsidised housing or accommodation assistance, so you’ll be bunking down with other BUNACers.

Whistler and British Columbia

Whistler and British Columbia

When you think of Canada, you’re probably thinking of British Colombia (BC). Canada’s westernmost province, BC is an iconic wilderness home to snow-capped peaks, endless coastlines and incredible wildlife. A paradise for adventurers, it’s unbeatable anywhere in the world when it comes to skiing, hiking and kayaking.

The other thing that makes BC so great (other than the bears), is that it’s not a one trick pony. It also does urban living really well. Whistler, Vancouver and Victoria are where the great outdoors meet Canada’s creative arts and culinary scene – making them some of the most liveable places in the world.

Check out some of our BC employers

Four Seasons Resort Whistler

About Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Work in a team that is built on mutual respect, collaboration, excellent service and a passion for hospitality, food and wine. Four Seasons Resort Whistler is the only Forbes Five Star Resort in all of Canada. Working at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler is an unforgettable way to spend your working holiday in Canada!

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is located in the Upper Village, near the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler. Whistler is approximately a 2-hour drive from Vancouver, in the province of British Columbia.

What Four Seasons is looking for

They are looking for hospitality professionals with excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to multitask, and a passion for service and people. Flexibility will be needed to work early mornings, weekends and holidays. You don’t necessarily need past hotel experience, but they'll want to see you’ll be the right fit for the Four Seasons team and culture!

Jobs Available

  • Positions Available: Ski Concierge, Spa Reception, Servers, Cooks, Stewards, Room Attendants, Front Desk, Banquet Servers & more!
  • Summer Job contracts: June-September (with the opportunity to continue for the Winter!)
  • Winter Job contracts: November/ December- April

Is staff housing provided?

Four Seasons does have housing; however, it is not guaranteed for everyone, it is provided on a first come, first serve basis.

What are the average hours of work per week?

Full time is on average 30 hours per week. However, hours do vary based on hotel occupancy and thus business levels.

Staff perks

  • Leisure passes if employed with the company for 6 months or more
  • Food & beverage, spa and ski pass discounts
  • Meals during shifts

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Banff and Alberta

Banff and Alberta

Bordered by the famous Rocky Mountains, the province of Alberta does natural beauty like nowhere else on Earth. It's home to two of the most photographed turquoise lakes in the world – Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, as well as two of the world's oldest national parks – Banff and Jasper.

Its lively cities, Edmonton and Calgary, are just as popular as its glacial mountain ranges and coniferous forests. Abundant wildlife, bags of culture and scenery so beautiful it barely looks real, makes for happy campers (and hikers, skiers and workers). Alberta’s got Instagram envy and work-life balance goals written all over it.

Check out some of our Alberta employers

  

Clique Hotels and Resorts

About Clique Hotels and Resorts

Canmore is an active outdoor town located in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Boasting numerous biking and hiking trails, it is close to three big ski hills, and is only a short 15 minute drive to the town of Banff. Canmore is famous for The Three Sister’s Mountain Range and the Nordic Center where our Olympic athletes train in both winter and summer. There is plenty of outdoor and indoor activities to do such as biking, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, snowshoeing, white water rafting, swimming, golfing, walking, fishing, and camping. Canmore is the only town with a fully equipped indoor activity centre including a climbing wall, gym, pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Where is Clique located?

The Head Office for Clique Hotels & Resorts is located in Canmore Alberta, a 45 minute drive west of the city of Calgary in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. There are four properties located in the town of Canmore and one a short seven minute drive outside Canmore in Deadman’s Flats. In the city of Calgary we have three hotels and two restaurants in a similar area.

Jobs Available

  • Positions Available: Housekeeping, Bartending, Concierge, Kitchen Staff, Front Desk, and more!

Why should someone interview/work at Clique Hotels & Resorts?

If you are looking to grow in the hospitality field, enjoy having fun at work, enjoy feeling appreciated, want to meet others from all over the world, and are looking for a job that provides a work life balance this is the company for you. Clique offers competitive wages in the area and to top it all off, Alberta has no provincial sales tax so your money goes further when you buy things!

Is staff housing provided?

Yes! The cost for housing is $15 per day and it gets deducted off your paycheck twice per month. There are no other costs for your housing - they provide fully furnished shared accommodation which includes free internet and cable!

Employee Perks

  • A summer bonus program
  • Discounted ski passes with Sunshine Village and Ski Big Three
  • Familiarization trips
  • Subsidized, furnished, shared accommodation all within walking distance to work
  • Annual end of summer BBQ Party
  • Annual Christmas party
  • Discounted Enterprise car rental
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Discounts in our outlets
  • Discounted hotel stays for you and your family
  • Internal transfers
  • Departmental outings
Ontario

Ontario

Sitting pretty on Canada’s equally stunning East Coast, Ontario is home to around 40% of Canada’s population. Why? It might have something to do with the 250,000 lakes, the snowy mountains and the towering skyscrapers in Canada’s capital of Ottawa.

It’s also home to Toronto, a city that frequently hits the heights of the best place to live in the world. And the Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario’s only year-round mountain resort. So, if you’re looking for that perfect combination of cosmopolitan urban life and astounding natural wonders (where have you been all our lives?) then you’ll find it right here in Ottawa.

Check out some of our Ontario employers

Blue Mountain Resort

About Blue Mountain Resort

Blue Mountain Resort is Ontario’s only four-season mountain Village Resort. Blue Mountain provides plenty of ways to make the most of your days, from adrenaline pumping mountain attractions to events and entertainment. You can tackle gravity fed fun on the slopes or sink into a relaxing spa experience. We are lucky to be nestled in an area surrounded by picturesque mountains, beaches and caves. There is always something to explore in nature in the surrounding area.

What Blue Mountain is looking for?

Blue Mountain Resort is looking for friendly, personable and high energy individuals that can help in making Blue Mountain memorable and enjoyable for guests. While they can train an employee the responsibilities of a job, they cannot teach that star quality that sets Blue Mountain employees apart from the rest.

Jobs Available

  • Positions Available: Front Desk, Barista, Guest Service Rep, Room Attendants, Public Spaces Associates, Line Cook, Lift Operators
  • Summer Job contracts: June-September
  • Winter Job contracts: December- April

Is staff housing provided?

Staff Housing is provided; however, they have a limited amount of beds and it operates on a first come first serve basis. Most rooms are shared accommodations with 1 other individual, with only a limited number of single rooms available.

What are the average hours of work per week?

Full time is on average 30 hours per week. However, hours do vary based on hotel occupancy and thus business levels.

Staff perks

  • Free skiing and riding privileges in the winter and bike park privileges in the summer
  • Free weekday ski/snowboard lessons
  • Retail discounts at Blue Mountain Resort owned and operated shops
 Hit the slopes

Hit the slopes

Canada is home to nearly 300 ski resorts, just under 4,000km of slopes and around 840 ski lifts. Read what it’s like to work a ski season on our Work Canada program.

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