It has been a long ambition of mine to visit canada for ages and im finally going to do it later this year..i dont know much about it tho and would love to hear tips on the best places to live that are convenient and also great for holiday work,, especially in a coffee shop or child care ..all help welcome as id like to start planning the trip
I live in Toronto, and although it is a great city, it might be too much for someone who is coming to Canada for the first time. I'd recommend Montreal since it is a hip city and there are lots of coffee shops in the different areas of the city (rue St. Catherines) which would be packed during the holidays. As well Vancouver is another good option, if you'd like to work at a ski resort or something else.
Have a great time travelling Canada!
Montreal is a great place and I recommend visiting it but you will not find any work in the service industry there if you do not speak French. Vancouver is a good choice. I would also recommend the Calgary area as you will be on the foothills of the Rockies.
For that matter you should also consider Banff and Jasper. It is a VERY popular destination with Aussies. In fact I met more Aussies then I met fellow Canadians during my spring trip.
I would not recommend Toronto. While I live in the area it is so much a melting pot it has kind of lost its character in the process.
I've just been travelling around Canada and I've settled in Vancouver. Montreal is amazing fun but I think Vancouver is better for work and so on. That's what I'd recommend but def visit Montreal and stay in the sous-bois hostel.
It's true, there are lots of jobs in Vancouver especially in the hospitality, food, and recreational industry. Yes, there are jobs in the local mountains during the winter months when the ski hills are open. Whistler (2 hours up north from here) has turned into a resort all year round because of the variety of outdoor activities. Restaurants, pubs, and cafes in Vancouver are always looking for young blood. For child care, were you thinking of becoming a nanny, or just casual help? Take a look at this website for some ideas:
Good luck with your trip!
Petra, Vancouver BC