Hospitality Internship

Program Overview

Hospitality is quickly becoming one of Canada’s leading industries. After hosting world-class events like the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the Canadian hospitality industry has become best known for it’s welcoming and friendly culture. We take pride in providing a first-class experience showcasing our beautiful landscapes to guests from around the globe. Whether it is a resort in the Rocky Mountains, a five-star hotel in Whistler, or a winery in the Okanagan. Our Hospitality Internship Canada Program gives you the opportunity to gain international professional work experience at one of Canada’s premier hospitality and tourism destinations.

Our internship program guarantees paid positions for hospitality students or young professionals eligible for IEC work permits. Once your position is secured, we will arrange your stay in staff accommodation. This is provided to you at a discount and is guaranteed prior to your arrival in Canada.

This program is ideal for individuals who want to advance their career in hospitality by gaining hands-on experience in a professional setting. Working as a Guest Services Agent in Banff, serving guests at a five-star restaurant on Vancouver Island, or greeting tourists at a ski resort in Jasper. These are just some of the many internship opportunities our team has developed through long-lasting relationships with esteemed hotels and resorts across Western Canada.

Why Choose our Hospitality Internship Program?

Completing a hospitality internship in Canada will help broaden your future professional opportunities. Meet hospitality professionals from around the world and build a global network of industry connections. Imagine being trained by a celebrated chef deemed an internet-sensation. Or working under the director of a luxury property in the world’s leading hotel group. We strive to find opportunities that provide the highest impact on the direction of your career.

Working in North America will expose you to industry practices used by leading markets, such as the United States. Canada proudly celebrates its diversity and multiculturalism. As a result, you will be introduced to many different cultures, cuisines, and customs. This experience will bolster your global employability and better equip you for a career in an international setting.

Our Hospitality Internship Program offers a customized internship experience designed to help you achieve your professional goals while in Canada. We do not place our participants in pre-defined roles. Instead, we work with each individual to find the best opportunity given your preferences and level of experience.

The possibilities are limitless for your internship experience in Canada. Let our team help you make the most of this career-boosting opportunity!

We invite you to view our Google reviews and testimonials from some of our past interns and work experience program participants. Interested to learn more? Visit our blog or contact our team for more info!

6 Months to 24 Months

Start Date
Available all year long

Banff, Canadian Rockies, Jasper, Lake Louise, Okanagan, Sun Peaks, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Whistler


from C$1,190

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Customized hospitality internship placements in Canadian hotels and resorts

  • Career goals consultation
  • Canadian-style resume revision
  • Interview preparation workshop
  • Guaranteed paid internship placement
  • Guaranteed staff accommodation
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • IEC Work Permit assistance
  • Welcome orientation (in Vancouver or via Skype)
  • Assistance w/ social insurance, bank account etc.
  • Ongoing support for the duration of the program
Not Included:

Airfare, medical insurance, visa application fee, local transportation, food, and rent.

Program Details

Positions Available

  • Sous Chef
  • Chef de Partie
  • Commis Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Confectioner
  • Baker
  • Junior Chef
  • Front Desk
  • Guest Services Agent
  • Fine Dining Server
  • Banquet Server
  • Host
  • Bartender
  • Concierge


  • If English is not your first language you must have an intermediate English language level
  • Available for 6 months minimum
  • Must qualify for the appropriate work permit and/or visa. For more details please visit our Visa Information page
  • Permits recommended: IEC International Co-op or Young Professional


Program Process



Complete the free online application form which includes a copy of your resume.


Skype Admittance Consultation

You will partake in a free Skype consultation. You will receive the report with the result of the consultation. This email will serve as a confirmation letter of your program acceptance.


Program Registration

Once the program deposit is paid your registration is official.


Placement Process

After registration, Stepwest will begin the placement process. A Stepwest placement coordinator will revise your resume, conduct interview preparation, arrange job interview(s), and confirm your job placement.
*Applicable to Young Professional visa applications only. With the Working Holiday visa, the placement process will take place after applying for the visa.


Visa Application

You can apply for the relevant permits and visa. Stepwest can assist you with this if needed.


Final Payment

Once permits/visa are granted, the remaining program fee is paid.


Arrival Orientation

You arrive in Canada and attend orientation at Stepwest or go directly to resort.

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Optional Services

English Study

This option is available to candidates participating in our Education, Internship and Working Holiday programs in Canada. You may add up to 6 months of in-class English Study to reach the minimum level required or simply perfect your English level...

Medical Insurance

$2/day: Because your health and safety is important, we teamed up with an award winning insurance provider; Student Guard to offer you a tailored medical coverage which protects you up to $2,000,000...

Homestay Accommodation

$550 to $800: The most cost-effective way to live in Vancouver. Rent a private room with kitchen access for $550/month. Add 3 meals/day service for $780/month...