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Working and Skiiing Banff/Whistler

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1. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Hi everyone,

Looking for some information on working in Canada. If anyone knows specifically about an Irish person applying for a WHV for Canada, do you need to have proof that you are leaving the country?

Also, how early in the season should one get to the ski resorts to be reasonably sure of getting work?

Also, if anyone has any cool experiences to share about this, i'd love to hear them.

Thanks,
Evelyn

2. Posted by Petra M (Budding Member 65 posts) 9y

Whistler and Blackcomb resort usually have a job fair in October every year. Yes, they do hire international employees. The largest employer there is Intrawest Corporation which owns the resort.

http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/employment/jobs/index.htm
http://www.wework2play.com/

Here's an article about why they increased the number of international job hirings last winter:
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/bc/news/story.html?id=8fb977cd-0193-4f24-812e-95c90f15a875&k=96397

I hope this helps!

Cheers,

Petra M, Vancouver

3. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 9y

I worked the other end of the Rocky Mountains in Banff. It was the first week of November when I arrived, and although a lot of jobs had been filled, I still didn't have any difficulties finding work. Banff is absolutely filled with international employees and in my experience, most of the hotels/bars/resorts rely heavily on seasonal workers.

You can get more info on applying for a Canadian WHV as an Irish ciziten on the Anywork Anywhere website