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1. Posted by mxixcxo (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

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hey all,

the planning has started for my world trip and i've decided i'm going to work in Canada for about 3 months.
does anyone know some useful websites that post jobs for travellers... ? temp jobs, part/full time, like working in resorts, the outdoors etc. not too fussy about location yet.

i've came across some sites ie- bunac etc but i don't want to fork out that kind of money for a programme. also i'm finding job sites with office-type jobs and i really don't want that kind of job. would prefer something a bit different.

Also do you know of any hostels that offer free accomodation in exchange for a few hours work... ??

Thanks

2. Posted by daspler1 (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

Do you know that part of Canada you will be visiting? If you are visiting British Columbia or east Alberta during the winter you could work at a ski resort. Good luck.

3. Posted by vickim (Full Member 125 posts) 10y

It really depends when you are going. It might be hard getting work if the employers knows you are only planning on working for 3 months or so. You may have some luck on a farm, such as picking apples or strawberries, but that is something you would have to try to find when you arrive. You can also try gold courses and smaller ski resorts.

You can also look for something seasonal. Just outside of Ottawa there are a few Whitewater Rafting companies that have a hard time finding people for the summer only. Ottawa is a great place and these resorts are quite fun. The big ones are Wilderness Tours, River Run and Owl Rafting.

You can try some big resorts such as www.Intrawest.com They have resorts throughout Canada during all seasons. You can also try Fairmont resorts.

4. Posted by vickim (Full Member 125 posts) 10y

I just remembered Fort McMurray BC.

Fort McMurray is way up in Northern BC where the oil fields are located. It's a bit remote but they pay big money up there. You could probably wait tables and make triple as much as you would anywhere else. You could proabably just arrive and get a job doing something. Not too many people want to go up there.

If you are travelling it would be a great experience for a few months. You would probably make enough money to last for a few months to travel.

5. Posted by Petra M (Budding Member 65 posts) 10y

That's right, if you are thinking of working in the Vancouver, BC area you have a few places to choose from. We have some great local ski areas on our North Shore mountains where they hire extra help for the season. Try Grouse Mountain's or Mount Seymour's or Cypress Mountain's websites, they all have a career section. Or, you can try working at Whistler and Blackcomb, about an hour's bus ride north, which is owned by Intrawest. They also have a really good website. Many international people work at our local ski resorts, it's not uncommon to hear Australian or New Zealand accents from our lift operators for instance.

6. Posted by mxixcxo (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated. I'll look into all the suggestions.
I'll be visiting Canada from around August to Sep/Nov. I'm not too fussed about the location so Fort McMurray BC could be a possibility. I was thinking BC and Alberta anyway and i'm up for something different.

Thanks again :)

7. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

Quoting vickim

I just remembered Fort McMurray BC.

Fort McMurray is way up in Northern BC where the oil fields are located. It's a bit remote but they pay big money up there. You could probably wait tables and make triple as much as you would anywhere else. You could proabably just arrive and get a job doing something. Not too many people want to go up there.

If you are travelling it would be a great experience for a few months. You would probably make enough money to last for a few months to travel.

Hate to be picky :) but Fort. Mac is in Northern Alberta, but yes you can make big big bucks there, unfortunately, accomadations are also expensive and hard to find. Average salary in Fort. Mac is 98G/year!. However, all of Alberta is benifiting from the same oil boom province wide (believe me its where I work too!!), and you should not have any problems finding a job you like anywhere in the province. B.C. shouldn't be too hard either, but most likely restaurant oriented or something to that effect.