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