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.
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.
Here's an article about why they increased the number of international job hirings last winter:
I hope this helps!
Petra M, Vancouver
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