Canada Resort Jobs2023-03-17T14:26:27+13:00

Resort Jobs Canada

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Are you ready to work, live and play in Canada’s amazing resort communities for a summer, winter or both?

Arrive into Canada with a job, a place to live and everything else sorted to make sure you have the perfect Working Holiday adventure.

Work at one of our partner ski resorts, hotels, mountain bike park, golf courses, restaurants or epic activity providers in The Rockies, Vancouver or Western Canada.

You could be working in guest services, food and beverage, front office, back office, retail, lifts, mountain operations, ski instructing, kitchen , cleaning, kids camps, lifeguarding or any number of awesome jobs.

Regardless of whether you opt for a popular tourist centre such as Banff, Jasper or Vancouver or choose a more off-the-beaten-track gem in or near UNESCO world heritage sites you will working in some amazing locations alongside other young people from all over Canada and around the world.

Although we can place you year round the best opportunities exist at the start of the main peak seasons.

Winter: November or December until April or May

Summer: May or June until September or October.

Our program includes pre departure support with visas, flights, insurance, work and accommodation placement, arrival support, as well as ongoing support throughout your entire stay in Canada.

Working Holiday Visa processing time takes approximately 12 weeks, so get started today!

Start your application here

What’s Included?

  • Interview with Internex Program Supervisor

  • Interview set up with Canadian employer(s)

  • Guaranteed job in one of Canada’s resort communities

  • Pre-arranged accommodation near your workplace

  • Pre-departure support from Program Supervisor

  • Bank account and Tax number (S.I.N) support

  • Travel advice to get to the resort from Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto

  • Free or discounted lift pass (ski resorts and mountain biking parks only)

  • 24/7 Emergency Number

  • Ongoing support from our local team throughout your stay in Canada


Total Fees – $749USD (check your exchange rate here)

$49 Program deposit payable prior to Internex consultation and receiving visa support

$700 Program Fees payable prior to Resort Interview

More about fees here

Program Schedule

  1. Interview with an Internex program supervisor.
  2. Interview(s) with suitable host company until a paid job is secured.
  3. Accommodation placement.
  4. Visa support and assistance with flights, travel and medical insurance (mandatory).
  5. Receive a pre-departure information kit to help you prepare for your Canadian adventure.
  6. Arrival itinerary into the closest International Airport and route to get to your job – so you can be working as soon as possible after arrival.
  7. Support with bank account, tax number (S.I.N) and important information about working, traveling and playing in Canada on your working holiday.
  8. Start your job and work for the season or longer. At the end of the season you may apply to work the next season, or to go and explore more of Canada with new friends.

Eligible countries

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea Rep, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine & United Kingdom. If your country is not listed here check out our other Work programs here

Work hours, time off, and travel

Hours of work are not guaranteed for seasonal employees however you will typically work between 25 and 40 hours per week depending on host company requirements. You need to be available to work on evenings, weekends, and public holidays, as these are busy times for tourism businesses.

Some local travel may be possible during your work period, such as on your days off. However, you probably won’t have time for any extended trips while you’re working. We recommend you leave some time before or after your placement to see Canada. We work with several backpacker travel companies who can show you the best of the country as well as of the USA, Mexico, and Central America. If you’re interested in a spot of extra travel around your placement, let us know and we’ll advise you about travel options before you book your flights.

Typical Canada Resort Jobs

  • Guest Services and Bellhops

  • Retail and Sales

  • Food and Beverage Service

  • Culinary / Chef
  • Gondola and Lift Operations
  • Cleaning / Housekeeping

  • Life Guard and Pools Operations

  • Golf Course and Biking Operations

  • Ski instructors and Snow Patrol
  • Front Desk and Night Audit

  • Kids Camp and Daycare

  • Carpenters and Builders

  • Aestheticians

Program Requirements

  • High School leaver or above

  • Aged 18-35 (Working Holiday Visa requirement)
  • At least 6 months of paid work experience

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English with clients/colleagues

  • Ability to work a full winter or summer season (or both)

  •   Criminal background check

  • Completed online application form and provide up to date resume, motivation letter and relevant references

  •  Introduction video introducing yourself and why this program is suitable for you

  • Eligible to apply for a Working Holiday Visa or other Canadian work visa (for more information see our visa information)

What visa do i need?2022-04-05T12:53:33+12:00

You’ll need a working holiday visa or work rights in Canada. For more information, please see our visa information page.

What are the benefits of a resort job?2022-04-04T12:30:39+12:00

Most of our hosts will offer their workers discounts on rentals, food, and beverages. Individual resorts and hotels may offer additional benefits packages for social events and bonuses. More remote hotels also tend to offer staff benefits such as mountain biking passes, ski lift pass and the use of onsite facilities such as tennis courts and pools. 


How much does accommodation cost?2022-04-04T12:31:59+12:00

Our accommodation options will cost CA$500-700 per month, including utilities. Smaller towns such as Banff and Whistler tend to be more expensive accommodation locations. For private rental accommodation, you may need to put forward a one month rental deposit (returned to you provided you leave the accommodation in the same condition you found it), and you’ll have to pay your rent a month in advance. There may be discounts if you can pay your entire stay’s rent up front. Staff accommodation costs will be deducted from your wages and do not need to be paid in advance.

Where will i live?2022-04-04T12:33:44+12:00

We’ll organise either staff accommodation or private rental accommodation for you. In staff accommodation, you’ll live with up to four others, and in private accommodation, you’ll live with up to two others. We’ll discuss what would be the best fit for you when organising your placement.

How is my resort job selected?2022-04-04T12:34:21+12:00

We carefully select your placement based on factors such as your individual background and experience, your level of English, and your visa status. After you apply for the program, you’ll speak to one of our local placement partners, who will look for a suitable local organisation for you. You will then have an interview with your potential host organisation, which our representative will organise. Once we’ve found the perfect organisation for you, we’ll send you a placement agreement outlining some key information about your placement, such as your tasks and responsibilities, start and end dates, wage rates, and accommodation options. 

How much do I earn and what are my hours of work?2022-04-04T12:35:37+12:00

You will earn at least Canadian minimum wage (currently approx $15.00 per hour) and your hours of work will depend on your employer. You’re likely to work between 20-40 hours per week, for the entire  season. You’ll likely work 4-6 days per week. There will be busier periods during public holidays and school holidays, and you’ll need to be available to work on weekends and during the evenings, as these are key tourism times.

What jobs can i get?2022-04-04T12:37:18+12:00

We offer a wide variety of entry-level hospitality and tourism jobs. These include guest services, food and beverage service, culinary/kitchen jobs, cleaning, and hotel operations roles. Resort locations also offer a range of more specialised jobs, including chefs, ski instructors and lifeguarding. We make sure we’ve found the perfect job for you, ensuring it matches your experience, education, level of English, work visa status, and ability to stay a full season.

Where will I work?2022-04-04T12:37:36+12:00

You’ll be placed in one of our partner tourism organisations, which may mean a hotel, a resort, a restaurant, or a tourism company such as an activity provider. All of our 50+ partners are located in Alberta and British Columbia. You may be placed anywhere from the Rocky Mountains to Banff, Jasper, Whistler, Lake Louise, or the Lower Mainland.

How long is my resort Job placement?2022-04-04T12:42:26+12:00

The winter season is dictated by snow conditions, so it will depend. The shortest placement lasts approximately 20 weeks, from early December to mid-April, and the longest lasts approximately 26 weeks, from early November to late May. Please let us know what dates you are available on when you make your application and we’ll find a suitable host for you.

In summer, the shortest placements last approximately 12 weeks (at mountain biking and activity centres), from late June to mid-September. Longer placements are available at most other hotels and tourism companies for 20-24 weeks. These run from late May to early October. Please let us know what dates you’re available and we’ll find you a suitable host.

Why should I choose Internex?2022-07-14T18:00:40+12:00

The team at Internex have worked in the youth education and travel industry for over 20 years, so we know how to make your overseas experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible.  Our team have all lived, worked, and studied overseas and know firsthand the challenges of moving to a new country and will be there to support you every step of the way. 

We’ll make sure you know what to expect and how to prepare, we’ll take care of any practical difficulties you may have, and our local representatives will ensure you are happy and looked after while you’re away. 

Internex is also dedicated to providing the best quality programs at affordable prices. Accommodation and meals (where included) make up the bulk of a program’s cost. Remaining fees are for our local representatives who ensure you’re taken care of in every country we represent.

We meet all our participants on Zoom or in person to learn more about them.  We personally visit our hosts to ensure the highest standards and when you live with one of our hosts in homestays or farmstay we collect criminal records and have them complete an application form to ensure they understand the expectations of our participants. 

We are not a search engine, we are real people that ensure this real experience is as good as it can be and all stakeholders are satisfied with the outcome.

We want you to be safe and happy while you learn and have fun abroad!

Internex provides the following additional services;

  • Language courses in Vancouver
  • Homestay Accommodation in Vancouver
  • Insurance bookings
  • Multiple placement bookings

Additional services can be added to your booking during the application process.

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Me and my best friend always wanted to do a year abroad together. We decided on Canada and it was the best decision! We worked as a Lift Attendant and a Server in a ski resort in British Columbia. We lived together in a staff accommodation with two other guys. We met a lot of people and gained experience for our life. We got a free season pass so we could ski and board everyday! We really enjoyed our time there and miss every single person. Thanks a lot to everyone who helped us! –

Lucy – Winter Season, The Rockies, Canada

“I was placed in a position on the Front Desk in a fabulous resort in one of the most gorgeous places on earth, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. We hiked a lot, went camping or made bonfires in our backyard. It doesn’t matter how many lakes you see you will be fascinated by the beauty every time. For those who like photography you will love it here and if you are not that into it you will get into it. Here you are surrounded by pure nature and wildlife. Latest when you have a bear in your backyard you will realize it. When you just go for a walk or drive around with your car you will see so many animals. Bears, big horn sheep, coyotes, moose, and elks are no abnormality here. Even though Lake Louise is a small village it has everything you need to make life comfortable. It has a little book store, a village market, a liquor store, a sports store, a coffee, a bakery, a Post Office, a bank, a hostel where you can get great food and have fun at the weekly karaoke night, the Explorers Bar where it has a dance night every week and the Bar&Grill where you can go for a drink after work with your friends. Of course it is nice to go somewhere else on your days off. I didn’t have a car but here around live so many people with cars that you can just go somewhere together on your days off. And believe me these road trips are always great fun. It is not just the nature which makes you enjoy living here it is the people who live here. I had an awesome summer with all the people I worked with and who lived here. Some of them will be friends forever. You live in a really close community here and still have your private space. Right now I look forward to the winter and all its activities. Skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, ice skating and snow shoeing are just some of the many activities the winter is offering”

Sabrina, Summer Season, The Rockies, Canada

Life in Canada

Photo credit from our 2022 participants