Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any of our paid work programs in Canada for the 2020 winter season. We would however encourage you to have a look at starting in the summer or winter seasons of 2021 where as places are filling up.
We also have working holiday opportunities for city work in Sydney and farm work in outback Australia. Both programmes are open from January 2021 onwards, subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Do get in touch if you have any questions, we’re looking for to travel in 2021!
Spend the winter living, working and skiing in the stunning Canadian Rockies
Ever fancied working a ski season in The Canadian Rockies? If you have a ‘work hard, play hard’ attitude you will fit right in! Oyster offers guaranteed work and a wage that will let you make the most of this impressive experience in one of the worlds top ski resorts.
We will find you work, before you leave home, in one of Banff's top hotels in an entry level position. These range from housekeeping, bussing, waiting on and washing up duties. You will have the full support of both our UK team and our representative in Banff.
Canadian hotels have a reputation for high levels of customer service. If you have particularly good bar or restaurant experience, there is a chance of being offered a job in these departments. Expect to be punctual, smart and polite.
To work in Canada on this programme you need to be eligible for the Canadian IEC Working Holiday Program.
Earn a good minimum wage of $15.20 per hour (approx. £8.90 per hour). This wage is enough to be able to live comfortably, have a great social life and save money for the end of the season.
You’ll live in staff accommodation provided by your employer. This is located no more than a 20 minute walk to work, and often just next door. Oyster guarantees accommodation along with your job before you leave home.
Expect to share a room in a shared house. All accommodation is self-catering with cooking facilities provided. Cost for your room is the equivalent of 1 hours pay each night. This comes directly out of your pay cheque every 2 weeks.
What do I get for my money?
To participate in the programme there is a charge of £1495. The programme includes:
- Mid-week season ski pass for Mount Norquay
- Guaranteed accommodation
- Guaranteed hospitality job
- Pre-departure briefing and support both in Canada and the UK
- Discounts in town
- Meet-up meals and activities and orientation in Banff
Working in The Rockies for the ski season is an amazing experience. People come home saying that it was the best decision they have ever made! Not only is the social life great but the jobs are fantastic too. Working in another country for 6 months will also look awesome on your CV.