Stepwest Stories – Oskar, Working Holiday in The Canadian Rockies

March 28, 2015
Posted in Stepwest Stories, Working Holiday


Stepwest Stories – Oskar, Working Holiday in The Rockies (March 2015)

Stepwest Stories is back, and so is our series of stories on the Rocky Mountains! During our time in Banff visiting our Working Holiday participants, we stopped by Sunshine Village Mountain Resort. The ski resort is located in the middle of Banff National Park around a 20-minute drive from the mountain resort town of Banff. Known as having “Canada’s Best Snow, Sunshine Village Mountain has become the home of our Working Holiday Resort Job participant, Oskar from Sweden.

“Getting used to life in The Rockies took me about 20 minutes […]. The best part is that I can go skiing whenever I want, I have a lot of friends and there are a lot of people that come from different countries, so it feels like home already!”

The ski resort where Oskar has been working during his working holiday experience and winter season in the Rocky Mountains features more than 3,300 acres of skiable terrain. The trails range from beginner green runs all the way up to the most extreme big mountain double black runs. Actually, one of its slopes has been named one of the top 10 off-piste destinations in the world. For Oskar, a ski and snowboard enthusiast, this ski resort was a winter paradise!

From Sweden to Canada on a Working Holiday (IEC)

Oskar met us at the resort’s base to share his international work experience in Canada getting a job at a ski resort. He arrived in Vancouver 4 months ago and currently works as a front desk agent. Oskar applied for his Working Holiday visa during International Experience Canada (IEC), got his job secured with the help of our team, and travelled from Sweden to Canada to begin the time of his life while perfecting his skiing skills.

The morning after he landed in Canada he came to our Vancouver office for an in-person orientation. Here, we helped him get everything ready for his bus trip to Banff that same day. This included applying for his Canadian Social Insurance Number, opening a free Canadian bank account, and organizing his bus ticket that would take him to his final destination – the Canadian Rocky Mountains!

Working a Winter Season at a Resort in the Canadian Rockies

Watch the video below to learn more about Oskar’s working holiday experience in Canada. He shares the process he went through before coming to Canada and how Stepwest helped him every step of the way. If you are thinking about coming to Canada on a working holiday, watch the video to see if this experience is for you!

Living and Working at a Ski resort in Canada

If Canada is at the top of your travel wish list, you are under the age of 35 (or 30 years old for countries like Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden or UK) and you are from one of the many eligible countries, a Working Holiday Program in Canada might just be the best decision you ever make! Experience living and working at a ski resort during your Working Holiday in Canada!

At Stepwest, we guarantee our program participants with a ski resort or hotel job before they arrive in Canada. We also make sure you start your international experience in Canada fully prepared and in the best way possible. Get to know more about our Working Holiday Resort Job Program and don’t hesitate to contact us if you are thinking about applying for a Working Holiday Visa!

“I would totally recommend this experience. I got a year off of work and I wanted to spend it learning English and doing some skiing, which is what I get to do every single day!”

Now that you know what Oskar thinks about his international experience during his Working Holiday in the Rocky Mountains with our Resort Job Program, what are you waiting for? Hit the apply now link to get started in your working holiday experience of a lifetime. Apply Now

If you are interested to learn more about the ski resort where we got Oskar a job in the Canadian Rockies, check out the video below. It’s a recap of all the fun they had during the winter season. You could be a part of it! While the team at Sunshine ensures there is fun to be had all season long, the most celebrated event is their Slush Cup Party held on the last day of the skis season. Here, skiers and snowboarders dress in costumes and attempt to ride across a pool of slush without falling in. Points are awarded for creativity, skill, and the best wipeout of course!

Finding a Working Holiday Job in Canada

Are you inspired by Oskar’s working holiday experience in Banff? Do you want to work at a resort in Canada? Would you like to secure a job before you travel to Canada? If your answer is yes to all three, Stepwest can help!

Our Working Holiday Resort Program guarantees:

  • Pre-arranged jobs in the Canadian Rockies before you land in Canada, or your money back!
  • Resume revision and preparation for your interviews with Canadian employers.
  • Assistance with your work permit application: documents, biometrics, and each step after you receive your invitation!
  • Online job interviews directly from home.
  • Staff housing guarantee before departure.
  • Pre-departure orientation to get ready for your arrival to Canada and receive your IEC work permit.
  • A welcome to Canada orientation once you arrive: open your free bank account, get your SIN Number, phone plan, and lots more.
  • Support from our team in Canada during your entire work experience.
  • Plus many other benefits to help you settle into your Canadian work adventure!

Book a FREE consultation with our team to learn how we can help you make the most of your work experience in Canada:

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