Jobs & Travel
Typical seasonal jobs include:
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars
- Theme parks
- Special events
You’re also welcome to pursue specific, career-focused work.
Jobs database (countrywide)
The team in Canada maintains an extensive database of positions, which you can search as you plan your travels.
If you’d like, you can attend an orientation session (offered in Toronto and Vancouver) covering job searching, safety, and other useful information.
If you won’t be in one of those two cities, you can always obtain support via phone or email.
You’re welcome to consult with the staff in Vancouver or Toronto in person, or via phone or email, with any questions you have regarding jobs or other logistics pertaining to your program.
Job placement service (optional add-on)
If you’d like help lining up a job before you travel to Canada, we offer an optional job placement service. Jobs are available in Whistler, Banff, Vancouver, Jasper, Okanagan Valley, and Toronto and include restaurant, resort, hotel and retail positions, as well as lift operator jobs at ski mountains. In Toronto and Vancouver, all positions are in hotels. Most jobs pay CAD $16-18. Typically employers offer on-site accommodation and will deduct this cost from your pay (usually it’s a less expensive option than renting on your own).
The Work & Travel program is intended as a way to experience a new country as a cultural exchange, with the added benefit of having a work permit.
Participants are encouraged to explore Canada including its beautiful landscapes and culture.
Our Canadian partner SWAP offers social activities and outings, which you’ll learn about through their newsletters and social media.