Work Canada Whistler and British Columbia

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British Columbia

Step into the vast wilderness of the rugged British Columbia, an area built up of towering mountains, endless coastlines and hectares of wildlife. Canada’s westernmost province is home to some of the best national parks and is unbeatable when it comes to outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking and kayaking. The vibrant cities of Whistler, Vancouver and Victoria are all located in this province, where you can swap the great outdoors for a slice of the urban life.

Take a look below at some of the fantastic employers we have located in British Columbia...

Employers

Four Seasons Whistler

General

Work on a team that is built on mutual respect, collaboration, excellent service and a passion for hospitality, food and wine. Four Seasons Resort Whistler is the only Forbes Five Star Resort in all of Canada. Working at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler is an unforgettable way to spend your working holiday in Canada!

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is located in the Upper Village, near the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler. Whistler is approximately a 2-hour drive from Vancouver, in the province of British Columbia.

What Four Seasons is looking for

They are looking for hospitality professionals with excellent interpersonal skills, ability to multitask, have a passion for service and people. Flexibility will be needed to work early mornings, weekends and holidays. You don’t necessarily need past hotel experience, but we want to see you’ll be the right fit for our Four Seasons team and culture!

The facts

  • Positions Available: Ski Concierge, Spa Reception, Servers, Cooks, Stewards, Room Attendants, Front Desk, Banquet Servers & more!
  • Summer Job contracts: June-September (with the opportunity to continue for the Winter!)
  • Winter Job contracts: November/ December- April
  • Closest Airport: Vancouver

Is staff housing provided?

Four Seasons does have housing; however, it is not guaranteed for everyone, it is provided on a first come, first serve basis.

What are the average hours of work per week?

Full time is on average 30 hours per week. However, hours do vary based on Hotel Occupancy and thus business levels.

Staff perks

  • Leisure passes if employed with the company for 6 months or more
  • F&B, Spa and ski pass discounts
  • Meals during shifts
The Westin Resort Whistler

Looking to work and live right on the slopes of Whistler? The Westin Resort is located only 1 minute from the Whistler Mountain lifts and they have on-site and off-site staff housing available, doesn't get much better than that!

The Westin Resort is looking for hard working and enthusiastic staff who are passionate about providing the best service possible to their guests.

  • Closest Airport: Vancouver
  • Positions Available: Bellman, Guest Services Rep, Barista, Banquet Servers & more!
  • Summer Job contracts: June-September (with the opportunity to continue for the Winter season!)
  • Winter Job contracts: November/ December- April
Panorama Mountain Resort

General

Panorama is magical. It’s where the winter and the wild meets warmth and welcome. It’s a mountain resort and an alpine village, tucked deep into Canada’s oldest mountains. It’s not just another resort with great skiing and riding. There’s more to the mountains up here and loads of adventurous activities just waiting to be discovered. This is where the best winter memories are made.

Panorama is situated in BC’s Purcell Mountains, with alpine views to the Rocky Mountains. The nearest major city is Calgary, AB, just a 3½ hour drive away. Access from Calgary is west, via Highway 1 through the Banff and Kootenay National Parks, followed by a turn south on Highway 93 through to Radium and onwards to Invermere, BC. From Invermere, a gentle 20-minute drive rises into the Purcell Mountains and winds towards Panorama Mountain Resort.

What Blue Mountain is looking for?

There are several factors we look for in applicants. Eagerness, maturity and willingness to learn and experience a new adventure are common traits found throughout our employees. Whether it's for an overseas working holiday or a career path you have chosen, we hope to provide both an opportunity to learn and help add to your life experiences.

The facts

  • Positions Available: Room Attendants, Lift Attendants, Guest Service Agent, Front Desk Agent, Snowmaking, Barista, General Store Clerk, Cashiers, Pizza Attendant, Line Cook and much more!
  • Summer Job contracts: May/June-September
  • Winter Job contracts: November- April
  • Closest Airport: Toronto

Is staff housing provided?

Staff Housing is provided; however, we have a limited amount of beds and it operates on a first come first serve basis. Most rooms are shared accommodations with 1 other individual, with only a limited number of single rooms available.

What are the average hours of work per week?

Full time is on average 30 hours per week. However, hours do vary based on Hotel Occupancy and thus business levels.

Staff perks

  • FREE season pass with unlimited mountain access
  • Staff have access to the swimming pool, hot tubs, saunas, the Panorama Springs water facility and the fitness room
  • Discounts on food, retail purchases and rentals
Construction Jobs Vancouver

Introduction

Construction is currently booming across B.C and there is an abundance of jobs available for all skill levels! Vancouver is a city of contrasts that make it alluring to visitors. The backdrop of rugged mountains and civilized streetscapes, the leaden skies of winter and the expansive blue skies of summer, and even the way the neighbourhoods collide within blocks of each other in the downtown core create a vibrant and exciting environment. Vancouver is also located within driving distance of some of the best ski resorts in Canada: Whistler, Cypress Mountain, Seymour Mountain and Grouse Mountain!

Accommodation in Vancouver

Accommodation is not included in the jobs, but we can give extensive advice on getting accomodation of all levels!

Roles Available:

  • General Labourer (minimal experience required and full hours available immediately)
  • Hoist Operator
  • Skilled Labourer
  • Lead Carpenter
  • Carpenters Helper
Grouse Mountain

General

Grouse Mountain is a unique four-season destination close to downtown Vancouver, one of the most beautiful cities in Canada. It offers day and night skiing and snowboarding 7 days a week!

Employee Perks

  • Complimentary skiing and riding all season
  • 40% off all food items (including beverages from Grouse Mountain Starbucks) while on shift
  • 20% off at all retail outlets
  • Discounts of skiing and riding at other resorts
  • Complimentary coffee and tea on shift
  • Work experience at Vancouver's number #1 four season resort
  • Transit subsidy
  • Staff Local Pass

Positions available

  • Guest services
  • Dining server
  • Barista
  • Rental Technician
  • Dishwashers
  • Cook
  • Lift Operators
  • Mountain Crew
  • and more!
Nootka Marine Adventures

Nootka Marine Adventures

Looking to work right on the water? Nootka Marine Adventures manages multiple waterfront properties on the west side of Vancouver Island. The locations are amazing and great for those looking to truly enjoy Canada’s nature. The resorts are looking for people who are passionate about offering great customer service. Nootka Marine Adventures is mainly looking to hire for the summer season.

  • Closest Airport: Vancouver
  • Positions Available: Room Attendant, Guest Services Agent, House Person, Server, Dockhand, Dish Washer, Marina Attendant
  • Summer Job contracts: May-September (with the opportunity to continue for the Winter season!)
Bighorn Meadows Resort

Bighorn Meadows Resort

Luxury, relaxation, golf, skiing, adventure, spectacular views -sounds good right? Nestled in the Columbia Valley between the Rock and Purcell Mountain ranges in British Columbia, this high-end Rocky Mountain Resort is located right next to the Springs Golf Course in the village of Radium Hot Springs. Entry level positions are available, character is more important than an extensive CV. Check out the job listings below and let us know if you are interested.

  • Closest Airport: Calgary
  • Positions available: Room Attendant, Guest Services Agent, Housekeeping Supervisor, House Person
  • Summer job contracts: May (late) - September. Interviews from February
  • Winter job contracts: November / December - April
Cypress Mountain Resort

General

Offering 5 winter activities and employing approximately 1100 Team Members, Cypress Mountain boasts four quad chairs and two double chairs and a magic carpet. Spectacular views of downtown Vancouver, English Bay, Georgia Strait and Howe Sound are yours to enjoy from 53 downhill runs, both day and night. There's also free shuttle service for staff who live in the city throughout the season. Live in the city and play in the mountains! Sounds good right?

Where is the Cypress Mountain?

Cypress Mountain is located in beautiful West Vancouver, BC on Vancouver’s legendary North Shore.

Winter Season Dates

Beginning of December until mid-April

Positions available

Lift Attendant, Cashier, Barista, Ticket Office, Bussers and more!

Is housing provided?

As Cypress is located within a provincial park, there is unfortunately no accommodation on the mountain. We are although just a short 15- 20min drive from both North & West Vancouver. The majority of our team finds accommodation in North Vancouver or downtown Vancouver and utilizes the FREE shuttle bus.

Staff Perks

  • Free Shuttle to and from the Mountain
  • Free Season Pass to Ski/Snowboard/Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe/Snow Tube
  • Free Ski or Snowboard or Cross Country Lessons
  • Food and Beverage Discounts
  • Retail and Rental Discounts
  • Discounts at Other Ski Resorts in BC