Book now for 2019/20 or 2020/21 seasons and take advantage of our work permit advice!
Fancy working a ski season or summer season in The Canadian Rockies? If you have a ‘work hard, play hard’ attitude, you’ll do great! Oyster offers guaranteed work throughout the season with a wage that will let you enjoy and make the most of this impressive experience in one of the worlds top resorts.
Before you leave home, we will find you a job in a hotel in Banff in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Expect an entry-level job, ranging from housekeeping, bussing, serving in restaurants or washing up in the kitchen.
Expect to be punctual, smart and polite. Canadian hotels have a reputation for high levels of customer service and they will normally start you off in an entry-level role to see how you perform. If you have particularly good bar or restaurant experience, there is a chance of being offered a job in other duties.
Oyster will support you throughout your whole programme as will our Banff representative.
You will earn a good and sufficient wage of at least $15 per hour (approx. £8 per hour). Applicants find this wage is enough to be able to live comfortably, enjoy going out in Banff and to save money for travelling when they have finished the season.
Staff accommodation is within a 10 minute walk of the hotel you will be working at (no excuse for being late to work!) Oyster guarantees accommodation along with your job before you leave home. Expect to have either a room similar to a university style apartment or a shared bunk. All the rooms have self-catering facilities provided. Cost for your room is the equivalent of 1 hours pay each night. This comes directly out of your pay check every 2 weeks.
What do I get for my money?
The cost to participate in the winter season (6 month) programme is £1495. The programme includes:
- Mid-week season ski pass for Mount Norquay
- Guaranteed accommodation
- Hospitality job for the season
- 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 a once in a lifetime 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 make you appear more employable on your CV.
Our summer season works out even more cost effective and you can spend 3/4 months in Banff for £1195.
This programme starts in Calgary. For those arriving from the UK, we can book return flights from Heathrow for an additional £800.
For this programme you will need a Canadian Working Holiday Permit. These are limited so don’t delay in getting this organised!