Resort Jobs Canada

Have you ever wanted to spend a season working, skiing and riding in some of the best snow on the planet?

We are partnered with some of Canada’s best ski resorts and hotels in Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Sunshine, Panorama, Whistler, Sasquatch and more. You can work in jobs including guest services, lifts, snow operations, food and beverage, cooks, lifeguards, housekeeping, custodians, instructors, kids care and ride and ski in your free time.

You will have your job and accommodation sorted before you depart and we will help you out organising your visas, insurance, travel, arrival and anything else you need to have the best season possible.

The program is only open to passport holders of the following countries; Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea Rep, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The United Kingdom and the USA. If you are not from one of these countries we cannot assist you at this time.

What’s Included?

  • Online interview

  • Placement Supervisor

  • Secured job and employment contract

  • Accommodation assistance

  • Arrival assistance

  • Travel advice

  • 24-hour support service

  • Staff events and discounts

  • Free ski pass if working at a resort

  • Option to work a full year

  • Guaranteed to have the time of your life!

Program Schedule

First you will have an interview with an Internex consultant who will help you identify which is the best location for your interests and expectations. You will then have an interview with the hotel or resort who will offer you a job relevant to your experience.

Covid update for arrival: You’ll have to fly into Vancouver or Calgary, depending on where your placement is to complete 3 nights quarantine and If you return a negative test after 3 days you are free to leave the hotel and enter your own managed isolation for a further 11 nights. Don’t worry – we will assist you with a managed isolation plan that satisfies Immigration Canada.

You’ll receive information about your airport transfer and initial accommodation in your ‘arrival package’, which we’ll send you before you depart your home country, as soon as you’ve sent us your flight details. You’ll also receive an information package about tax numbers, bank accounts, and employment contracts.

You’ll have one free day to explore Vancouver or Calgary before travelling to your job location. You may need to travel by plane, bus, or train, but we’ll provide you with more information about how to book this travel once your placement is confirmed

Work hours, time off, and travel

Typically, you’ll work 4-6 days per week and you need to be available for work on evenings, weekends, and public holidays as these are busy times for tourism businesses. You are considered a seasonal full time employee so hours may fluctuate depending on how busy your employers is. On average you will work between 20 and 40 hours per week. The job you’re offered will be the one you keep for the full season, and will be selected based on your experience, education and level of English.

On your time off you will have the opportunity to explore other local resorts and towns and we recommend you leave some time before or after your placement to see more of Canada and the USA.

Winter Resort Jobs

  • Lift and Gondola Attendant

  • Ticket Sellers and Guest Services

  • Food and Beverage Attendants

  • Waiters and Bartenders

  • Cooks and Kitchen Hands

  • Ski Instructors and Ski Patrol

  • Snow Groomers and Mountain Safety

  • Front Desk and Night Audit

  • Porters and Concierge

  • Housekeeping and General Area Cleaners

  • Carpark and Traffic Management Attendants

Accommodation, meals, and wifi

We’ll arrange your accommodation in either staff accommodation or private rental accommodation. Staff accommodation is usually shared to keep your costs down and double rooms are most common. Staff accommodation costs will be deducted from your wages and private rental accommodation will require a deposit and monthly rent in advance so make sure you budget for this. Smaller towns tend to be less expensive.

Meals aren’t usually included in your accommodation costs, but there will be facilities to cook your own meals and most resorts offer staff discounts in the restaurants and cafes.

Wifi might be available for free but this depends on your accommodation and isn’t guaranteed. You may need to organise your own mobile phone data plan or pay for wifi onsite.

Ski resorts offer a free mountain passes whereas some hotels and activity providers may offer mountain discounts or discounts on other local activities if skiing or riding is not your thing.

Booking and Start Dates

Winter start dates range from 1st November through to mid December and end dates range from mid April until late May depending on the resort and snow conditions.  The longest season is with our partners in Banff lasting from Early November – late May and the shortest season is from early December – Mid April. Depending on your schedule we can identify which resort employer will be the best for you. Larger and more popular resorts tend to hire employees far earlier in the year so if you are thinking of going to Canada, it is best to apply as early as possible to help secure the most selection of resorts and get access to the best accommodations. You can apply below and talk to one of our consultants if you have more questions. We look forward to welcome you to Canada.

Program Requirements

  • High School leaver or higher

  • Aged 18-35

  •  At least one year of relevant work experience

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English with clients/colleagues

  • Ability to work for a full winter season from November – May (some resorts operate December-April)

  •   Criminal background check

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

  • Available for online interview/s as required

  • Working holiday visa or or other Canadian work visa 

Internex provides the following additional services;

  • Pre-departure support
  • Flights, visa, insurance assistance
  • 3 night Arrival Package
  • Airport transfer
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Hostel / student accommodation
  • Multiple placement bookings

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

“I stayed 6 months in the beautiful ski resort of Panorama. I had a really great time up there. I had the chance to work as a Ski Instructor which I loved. I also had enough time to enjoy the mountains and discovered all the terrain. I will definitely suggest Winter Ski jobs in Canada to my friends who want to work in Canada – especially if they love to ski and have a lot of fun”

Jonas, Switzerland - Winter Snow Job Canada, Ski Instructor, April 2009