Canada Resort Jobs2023-05-23T16:24:53+12:00

Resort Jobs Canada

Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Picture yourself living and working in Canada’s breathtaking resort communities, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes and endless opportunities for outdoor activities. With our program, you’ll arrive in Canada with everything sorted – a job, a place to live, and ongoing support throughout your entire stay.

Whether you’re interested in winter sports or summer adventures, we have something for everyone. Work at one of our partner ski resorts, hotels, mountain bike parks, golf courses, restaurants, or epic activity providers in The Rockies, Vancouver or Western Canada. With jobs in guest services, food and beverage, front office, back office, retail, lifts, mountain operations, ski instructing, kitchen, cleaning, kids camps, lifeguarding, and more, there’s no shortage of exciting opportunities.

Choose from popular tourist centres like Banff, Jasper or Vancouver or discover hidden gems near UNESCO world heritage sites. You’ll be working alongside other young people from all over Canada and the world, creating lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories.

Our program includes pre-departure support with visas, flights, insurance, work, and accommodation placement. We even provide travel advice to get you to your resort from Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, and Toronto. Plus, with a free or discounted lift pass (ski resorts and mountain biking parks only), you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore your new surroundings.

With a Working Holiday Visa, you can work in Canada for up to one or two years (for some countries) and our program guarantees a job in one of Canada’s resort communities. Work hours vary, but you’ll typically work between 25 and 40 hours per week depending on host company requirements, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your new home. You need to be available to work on evenings, weekends, and public holidays, as these are busy times for tourism businesses.

Our program is open to 18-35 year olds from all the countries listed below and with total fees of just $749USD, including ongoing support from our local team throughout your stay in Canada, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Don’t miss the Winter snow season from November – April or the fun-filled Summer season from June – September in Canada’s best resort communities.

Remember, it takes approximately 10 weeks to process your Working Holiday Visa, so start your application today and get ready for your adventure!


What’s Included?

  • Interview with Internex Program Supervisor to discuss the best locations and jobs for your background.

  • Interview with Canadian employer(s)

  • Guaranteed job in one of Canada’s resort communities

  • Pre-arranged accommodation near your workplace

  • Pre-departure support from Placement 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


This program is open to citizens of 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 isn’t on the list, don’t worry – we offer other Work programs to suit your needs.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for our Working Holiday Program today and start your Canadian adventure!

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.

Work hours, time off, and travel

Seasonal employees typically work between 25 and 40 hours per week, depending on the requirements of the host company. As tourism businesses can be busy during evenings, weekends, and public holidays, you need to be available to work during those times. Although local travel may be possible during your work period, there may not be enough time for extended trips. It is recommended that you leave some time before or after your placement to explore Canada, as there are many exciting places to visit. If you’re interested in traveling more extensively around your placement, we can advise you about travel options before you book your flights. We also work with several backpacker travel companies who can show you the best of Canada, as well as the USA, Mexico, and Central America.

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.

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