Hospitality Internship

Program Overview

Hospitality is one of Canada’s most evolving sectors so we have designed a program to give you the chance of experiencing it from a front-line perspective.

Our Hospitality Internship Program gives you the best opportunity to gain international professional work experience all while embracing Canada’s most famous attribute – its friendliness!

Working as a Front Desk Agent in Banff, serving customers at a top restaurant on Vancouver Island or greeting tourists at a ski resort in Jasper: these are just some of the many positions that our team has developed through long-lasting relationships with hotels and resorts across Canada.

The program is open year-round which means you can get a full Canadian experience in a top location all the while working alongside your peers and improving your resume. Would you like to have a hospitality internship experience in Canada? Our Hospitality Internship Program guarantees paid positions for hospitality students or young professionals who want to move their career in hospitality forward by getting hands-on experience in a professional setting.

To read testimonials from some of our participants, who have successfully completed one of our Internship Programs in Canada, visit our Blog or Contact Stepwest for more info!

6 Months to 24 Months

Start Date
Available all year long

Canadian Rockies, Okanagan, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Whistler


from C$1,190

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Customized hospitality internship placement in Canadian hotels and resorts for international students

  • Canadian-style resume revision
  • Interview preparation workshop
  • Guaranteed paid internship placement
  • Canada essentials guide
  • Welcome orientation (in Vancouver or via Skype)
  • Assistance w/ social insurance, bank account etc.
  • Internet access and mail holding service
  • Ongoing support for the duration of the program
  • Access to our social events, activities, tours
Not Included:

Airfare, Medical Insurance, Visa Application Fee, Local Transportation, Food, and Accommodation

Program Details

Internship Industries Available

  • Room Attendant
  • Housekeeping
  • Front Desk
  • Concierge
  • Server
  • Busser
  • Lift attendant
  • Rental shop clerk
  • Dishwasher
  • Line cook
  • Bartender
  • Cashier


  • 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 Working Holiday


  • Guaranteed paid internship at a top resort/hotel
  • Open both Summer and Winter
  • Available across Western Canada
  • Minimum length 6 months
  • Hospitality and Tourism sectors

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...