Summer Working Holiday

On our Summer Resort Working Holiday program, land a summer resort job in Canada’s most beautiful destinations; spending time off exploring turquoise lakes, mountains, surfer beaches and tons more!

Start Dates

May - July

Duration

4 - 24 months

Cost

From C$1,190

Program Overview

Comparing Canada’s summer and winter seasons is like comparing apples to oranges. They’re both completely different, yet utterly incredible. Summer resort jobs in Canada are vast and varied; you can live and work at a hotel surrounded by vineyards in the Okanagan, work at a five-star resort in the Canadian Rockies or embrace island life in surfer town Tofino on Vancouver Island. You’ll be able to spot wildlife out of hibernation (bears, wolves and more), road-trip to festivals across the country and embrace the ‘patio experience’ across Canada’s bustling cities.

We work with the best resort and hotel employers in Whistler, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Kananaskis, the Okanagan, Tofino, and other locations across Canada. Each place has its own unique draws, and we’ll set you up in the place that best suits your interests.

What’s Included

Pre-Departure

  • Working Holiday visa assistance
  • Interview & resume preparation
  • Guaranteed summer resort job in Canada before travelling
  • Subsidized staff accommodation
  • Guidance on travel insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Dedicated travel coordinator throughout your trip preparation

In Canada

  • Support to make sure you receive your work permit with no mistakes!
  • Welcome orientation
  • Assistance getting your free bank account, SIN, Canadian phone number and everything you need before heading to the resort
  • Transport to the resort
  • Ongoing support throughout your time in Canada

The Fun Stuff!

  • Canada is the capital of outdoor adventure: hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, camping… try them all!
  • Have a true Canadian experience and make lifelong friendships
  • Earn money (C$15/hour upwards!) working full-time
  • See Canada’s best wildlife: black bears, moose, wolves and grizzlies (from a safe distance)

What’s Not Included

Flights, medical insurance, IEC visa and/or work permit application fees, local transportation, food and rent.

Summer Resort Jobs in Canada

Wondering what you will do? Participants of our program are guaranteed jobs at hotels and resorts at the top summer tourist destinations across Alberta and British Columbia. Our team specializes in securing positions with employers that will help our participants elevate their experience in Canada and grow their future career. We’ll land you a summer resort job in Canada that aligns with your working holiday goals, so that you can make the most of your time in Canada! Who knows, it may even tempt you to stay for a winter season…

Summer Resort Jobs May Include:

  • Server
  • Host
  • Busser
  • Bartender
  • Banquet Server
  • Rental Shop Clerk
  • Cashier
  • Cafe and Quick Service Attendant
  • Kitchen Steward
  • Dishwasher
  • Prep Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Cook/Commis 1
  • Cook/Commis 2
  • Sous Chef
  • Chef de Partie
  • Pastry Chef
  • Pastry Cook
  • Room Attendant
  • Housekeeping Leadership
  • Laundry Attendant
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Guest Services Agent
  • Reservation Agent
  • Bell Desk Attendant or Valet
  • Concierge
  • Maintenance Technician
  • …and many more!

Let’s Get Started!

Positions typically start in May and July each year, but you should apply as soon as possible so that you can land the best job!

To participate you must have at least an intermediate English language level and be available for at least four months and for up to 24 months (only for some countries). Please check our Eligibility page to see if you are eligible to participate.

Want More?

Ski Working Holiday

Imagine spending your winter days off experiencing mind-blowing mountain adventures in Canada’s best ski resorts. We’ll secure you a ski season job in Canada with accommodation - before you arrive!

Vancouver Working Holiday

Combine cosmopolitan city life with some of Canada’s best wilderness on our Vancouver Working Holiday program. With the help of our Vancouver-based team, you'll be living like a local in no time!

Optional Services

We want you to arrive in Canada stress-free and fully prepared. We offer things like tax returns, English study and medical insurance, so that you can arrive in Canada ready to hit the ground running.

FAQ

Where Can I Work in Canada During the Summer Season?

There are so many amazing destinations to work in Canada during the summer. Have you ever experienced those beautiful blue lakes? Well, what about waking up to one every day! You could work in:

  • Tofino: beautiful beaches, old growth forest and surf
  • Kelowna or the Okanagan: BC’s wine region
  • Whistler: BC’s adventure playground with hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, river kayaking, climbing and so much more
  • Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper: Alberta’s adventure playground! Hiking, kayaking, climbing and generally discovering the Canadian Rockies
  • Plus so many other beautiful Canadian resorts on the West Coast!

What Type of Summer Jobs Can I Get in Canada?

Our jobs are normally available all year round! The only specifications of the summer is that you will find more positions outdoors. For example, the restaurants will open their patios, you can work for a golf course in Whistler, or close to a lake in Banff where there are kayak rentals, and so on.

Also, during the summer months, there are a lot of activities and rentals close to the hotels such as mountain biking, rafting and climbing, with many roles available. Not to forget events that are very seasonal, such as weddings, where you can work as a server to get some extra hours and save more money!

Do I Need To Have Experience Working in Hospitality for a Summer Resort Job in Canada?

Not at all! There are openings for all types of roles, from entry level positions for candidates that might have a weaker English level and not much experience, to roles for professionals in hospitality! Summers are such a busy time for resorts and hotels that we will definitely find the right role for you.

How Easy Is It To Commute to the Cities in Canada During Summer?

Very easy! Depending on where you are located, the closest town or city can be as near as 30 minutes (Whistler to Squamish), 90 minutes (Banff to Calgary), or two hours (Lake Louise to Calgary). The one resort destination that is the farthest from a city is Jasper. It is located four hours from Edmonton and five hours from Calgary. However, Jasper is a resort town well equipped with everything you need. During the summer season it is much easier to connect between resort towns and cities due to the lack of snow. This makes it much easier to travel during your downtime, plus, many hotels offer discounts on their hotels in different cities, so you could stay at a very nice hotel for a very cheap price while visiting!

How Early Do I Need To Start Planning for the Summer Season?

As soon as you know that you want to spend the summer in Canada! The sooner the better, because you will be eligible for more roles. The closer you get to the summer season the less positions will be available, so if you can start your application in April, resorts and hotels will already be hiring.

Am I Guaranteed a Summer Resort Job With Staff Accommodation?

YES, 100%. All our potential employers for the summer season provide staff housing or accommodation to our participants, and we will help you arrange everything regarding this.

What Are My Options After the Summer Season?

If you want to stay to experience Canada’s famous ski season (you definitely should!), we can inform your employer that you would like to stay longer and that way they can count on you for the winter season!

You could also change the scenery and decide to move to a different province or city. Remember that your working holiday permit is an open work permit, so you can work anywhere in Canada. Do we recommend you stay more than one season? Absolutely YES! A Working Holiday is only once in a lifetime experience, so make sure to make the most of it!