Working Holiday Resort Job

Program Overview

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are looking for our Recognized Organization Working Holiday/Young Professional work permits, then this program is NOT applicable; please refer to this blog post for more information. Our Working Holiday Resort Job is aimed for first-time applicants that come to Canada under regular IEC participation.

Our Working Holiday Resort Job Program in Canada gives you the opportunity to spend up to a year working and living in one of Canada’s most famous resorts, whether it’s in the Rocky Mountain’s famous ski resorts, the Okanagan Valley, Vancouver Island, Banff, Lake Louise, Yellowknife, or Jasper. This Working Holiday program is open to most countries for a duration of 12 months (24 months for certain countries).

You will be given a guaranteed work placement, full orientation, interview preparation, resume revision, subsidized staff accommodation and many other perks. This is one of the best ways to explore Canada’s great outdoors while earning good money. And believe us when we tell you there is a LOT to see!

The summer season begins in May-June and resorts are full of activities such as mountain biking, swimming, hiking, mountain climbing, horse back riding, ATV excursions, zip lining, whitewater rafting, canoeing, fishing, rock climbing amongst others.

The winter season begins in Oct-Nov and this is when the resorts really come to life with skiing, snowboarding, tubing, hiking, snowshoeing, zip lining, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, dog sledding, ice skating and many more.

Our Working Holiday Canada program is once in a lifetime experience that lets you immerse yourself in Canadian culture, make lifelong friends, maybe learn how to ski or snowboard and all while earning money to pay off bills and fund your Canadian adventure!

Would you like to have an international work experience in Canada as well? Participate in our Working Holiday Resort Job program and you can not only improve your English level but also gain confidence and valuable international work experience in North America.

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

4 Months - 24 Months

Start Date
Summer: May - June
Winter: October - November

Canadian Rockies, Okanagan, Vancouver Island, Whistler


from $1,190

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Free job placement for any participant to our working holiday program.

Spend a year playing in the Canadian wilderness while working, we take care of the rest!

  • Canadian-style resume revision
  • Interview preparation workshop
  • Job Support
  • Canada Essentials Guide
  • One night's hostel accommodation w/ breakfast
  • Welcome orientation (in Vancouver)
  • Assistance w/ social insurance, bank account etc.
  • Internet access & mail holding service
  • Ongoing support for the duration of the program
  • Access to our social events, activities, tours
Not Included:

Airfare, Medical Insurance, Visa and/or Work Permits Application Fee, Local, Transportation, Food, Accommodation

Program Details


  • MUST be from one of the 32 IEC Countries and qualify for the IEC Working Holiday visa, NO exceptions
  • Additional countries accepted under RO Status: Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, & Malaysia
  • Must have at least an intermediate English language level
  • Available for 4 months minimum


  • Support before and after arrival
  • Open Summer and Winter
  • Minimum length 4 months
  • Available in multiple Western Canadian Resorts
  • 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.


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.


Placement Process

6 weeks prior to the work experience start date, 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.


Arrival Orientation

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

Why is this
program awesome?

Optional Services

Tax Return

The average refunds for clients are $904 – so this could be a good surprise for you at the end of your Canadian adventure, if you don’t qualify for a refund, there is no fee from Taxback!

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...