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Take the whole ‘office with a view’ thing to another level. Work as a lift attendant up the mountain, serve drinks by the Pacific Ocean or cook up a storm overlooking a turquoise lake. Who said an office had to have four walls?

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Taking care of business Summer and winter ’24 hiring

We've worked for decades with Canada's leading winter and summer resorts, who annually recruit for their seasonal staff through BUNAC. 

We already have summer resorts doing early recruiting, and for winter ‘24 join our winter job fair in London, 31 May-2 Jun. Four of our favourite Canada employers – Four Seasons Whistler, Blue Mountain, Panorama and the Fairmont – are jetting in to do face-to-face interviews. There are 200 jobs up for grabs – from servers to ski instructors. Interview slots are filled on a first come first served basis, so book Work Canada now to secure your spot. Based elsewhere in the world or washing your hair that weekend? Virtual interview dates coming soon! 

The IEC Canada visa pools are now open, so get your skates on for the best chance of landing your dream Canada job! 

 

Pre-arranged seasonal jobs on our Ultimate option include ski attendant, lift host, spa attendant, line cook, front of house, receptionist, bar staff and more.

 

Wages vary across the country, but you can earn on average CAD $14.60 per hour (BC), $15.00 per hour (AB), $14.25 per hour (ON), $13.10 per hour (QC).

Average cost of living, based on sharing, is around CAD $750-1,100 per month (BC), $450-850 per month (AB), $500-800 per month (ON), $550-900 per month (QC).

 

The currency that all backpackers and afterwork drinkers understand, the average cost of a pint of beer is CAD $7 (BC), $6 (AB), $7 (ON), $6 (QC).

 

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Our Ultimate travellers get access to hundreds of pre-arranged seasonal jobs with our Canada employers. Here are some of the most popular roles.

How we help BUNAC job support

Based in Toronto and Vancouver but able to assist you anywhere in Canada, our in-country teams take away the worry of settling in and the stress out of finding a job. Not just when you arrive, but for the whole duration of your stay.

What we include

  • Three guaranteed interviews before you go with top resort employers in Whistler, Banff, Ontario and more resorts across Canada. (Ultimate only).
  • Comprehensive job workshop when you land, including CV writing support.
  • Access to our job database and accommodation listings for your whole visa.
  • Arrival orientation with help opening a bank account and finding a place to live.
  • Access to social events including ski trips, pub nights, kayaking and more.
  • Work Canada handbook to prepare you for your trip
Cost and inclusions
Why you need it

Why you need it

Why waste precious time in Canada finding your own job, when you can land the ultimate seasonal job before you go? We’ve worked for years with some of the top resorts in Canada, who each year look to employ seasonal workers from our Work Canada program. Our team make it easy and stress-free – guiding you through the process, sending you over the job openings, and setting up and prepping you for the video interviews.

What our Ultimate travellers say

Where you'll start Get a room

The Essential and Ultimade include two nights' accommodation when you touch down in our favourite hostels. Need extra bed nights? Let the team know and we'll hook you up.

Meet the employers

On the dream job finding matrix, a ski or summer season job in Canada is off the scale. East Coast vs West Coast? Check out two of our tried-and-trusted seasonal employers.

West Coast

West Coast

Job search: Traveller seeks competitive salary, subsidised lift pass and world-class aprés-work ski. Results: Secure a pre-arranged job before you go at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler.

East Coast

East Coast

Job search: Traveller seeks competitive salary, free lift pass and weekday ski or snowboard lessons. Results: Secure a pre-arranged job before you go at the Blue Mountain Resort Ontario.

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