A placement in Canada gives you the perfect combination
of earning money, improving your skiing and having a fantastic
social life on your gap year!
Choose from - Child care in Whistler, Hotelwork in The Rockies or Hospitality work in Tremblant
If you are a confident skier and love kids, this is the place for you.
We work with the Whistler Blackcomb Ski School and are looking for people that can work as a Den Master in the resort crèche. Once you have got enough skiing experience under your belt and taken your Level One Ski Instructor Qualification (cost approx £250 in 2009/10) you will be able to take the kids out onto the slopes for lessons.
The pay averages around C$9 (approx £4.50) per hour, before tips, for 30-40 hours a week. Hours vary with season, snow conditions and guest numbers; normally you get two days off to ski. You are paid enough to cover your accommodation, food and fun - a great place to socialise, ski, though possibly not to save much money!
Canada's Rocky Mountains
Resorts in The Rockies are extremely popular and there are plenty of Gap Year opportunities in the hospitality industry, usually at entry level, dependent on experience. You should average about C$10 (approx £4.50) per hour before tips for 30-40 hours a week. Hours vary with season, snow conditions and guest numbers; normally you get two days off to ski - and believe us, the skiing is absolutely superb. Your employer provides accommodation for you (this comes out of your pay cheque), leaving you with money to have fun with. So if skiing, cross-country, snowboarding, skating and sledging appeal, this is your baby. It's not the placement for anyone trying to save money!
Tremblant Ski Resort
Most people stick to bar or restaurant work in Tremblant, which caters largely to Canadian families and tourists, but there are also opportunities for housekeeping work (ie cleaning, to start off with) in hotels. The better your French, the better your chance of moving to a front-of-house role such as waiter, barman, reception, customer services and so on. But don't worry if French is not your thing: if you're keen to learn, you can do a course, and then practise every day in your job.
Expect to earn around C$9 (approx £4.50) per hour before tips for 30-40 hours a week. Hours vary with season, snow conditions and guest numbers; normally you get two days off to ski. The employers we use aim to pay enough to cover your accommodation, food and fun, so if skiing, cross-country, snowboarding, skating and sledging appeal, this is your baby. Like our other Canada placements, it's not the way to save money!
In order to be eligible for the Work Permit that we provide you must be aged between 18 and 30 and the placement must take place within a year of your graduation. These are the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Department.
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