(If you already have a work permit, and want to get involved, do get in touch. Apply now for 2018/19 and 2019/20!)
Tremblant is best defined as the ‘larger-than-life playground’ while situated in the breath taking scenery of Canada. Oyster offers the opportunity for you to do summer work in this beautiful location on a good wage while also improving your French language skills. Tremblant has many activities to participate in including; rock climbing, biking, water sports and witnessing the Ironman competition. We assist you in applying for your Canadian working holiday visa (IEC) to get you away on your adventure away.
Oyster has been sending people to Tremblant since 2006 to work in bars, restaurants and hotels in a number of roles. You will have the full support of our team in theUKand our representative in Tremblant who will be a helpful friend to you.
There are plenty of hour’s worth of work due to the area being a popular tourist attraction for both the Canadian public and those coming from overseas. Jobs are at an entry-level position, typically 'back of house jobs' such as cleaning, washing up and food preparation. If you can speak French there may be an opportunity to work 'front of house'. If you impress your boss, and learn enough French to converse easily, you may well be moved into different roles within the establishment. In the past, we have had people running a deli counter and speaking French all day long!
Canadian employers are proud of their reputation for high levels of customer service. You’ll be expected to be punctual, smart and polite. If you don’t mind working hard you’ll have a great time – both at work, where you will be part of a busy team, and in the resort itself. The attitude in Canada really is ‘Work hard, Play hard’!
If the work sounds appealing then you can expect to earn a wage of around $10 p/hour, which is above the Canadian minimum wage. Most participants find the wage enough to be able to live comfortably, have a great social life and even save money for when they have finished the placement.
You’ll live in a town a short bus ride from Tremblant in good quality guaranteed accommodation. This will either be rented Condo’s (flats) or houses. This is the best accommodation that we use anywhere in the world. All accommodation is self catering with cooking facilities provided and you should expect to share a room. Participants pay for accommodation whilst in Tremblant. This is great value and works out to be approximately C$400 per month (roughly £300).
What do I get for my money?
To participate in the programme there is a charge of £1995, this includes:
- Pre-arranged guaranteed job in Tremblant before you leave home.
- Guaranteed accommodation ready for your arrival.
- Home country interview and briefing (either face-to-face or over the phone).
- Pre-departure briefing and support both in Canada and theUK.
- Assistance with organising the Work Permit (extra fee of $250 payable to Canadian Immigration).
- Support from our rep in Tremblant throughout your stay.
- Transfer and Orientation of Tremblant.
- Help organising Social Insurance Number and Canadian Bank Account.
- 10 French lessons with our local teacher.
- Meet-up meals and activities in Tremblant.
Working in Tremblant for 13 weeks is an incredible experience especially if you are keen to stand out on your CV and improve your French language skills. Previous applicants have come home saying that it was the best decision they have ever made! Not only is the social life great, the jobs fantastic but also the support and benefits that Tremblant gives its employees.