Fancy working in Canada? Then check out these 5 amazing places to work!
Canada. It seems that everyone’s talking about Canada at the moment. There’s probably a reason for that though.
Canada was recently voted as Lonely Planet’s number one destination to travel to this year (which let’s be honest is a huge accolade!), and Rough Guide’s even ranked the country in at number three in their list.
Yep, Canada is flying high. There is a very good reason why Canada is so popular this year though (well, more than other years), and that’s because on the 1st July Canada’s celebrating its 150th anniversary! It’s seems as if the whole country is preparing for the big day already!
Obviously Canada is an amazing country to travel to anyway, and it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular working destinations for backpackers and travellers too. With the vast wilderness and cool cosmopolitan cities, there are plenty of job opportunities out there, but here are our top 5 places to work in Canada to get you started.
Banff is a small resort town nestled in Banff National Park, and it is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, one of the best skiing and hiking spots in the world.
In the winter Banff explodes with tourists looking to hit the slopes, and if you’re looking for jobs then you can work in a ski chalet as a cook, cleaner, housekeeper, or if you’re good enough, even as a ski instructor.
Once the snow has melted away, that’s when everyone looks to the Rockies for hiking. With loads of adventure and hiking stores, it’s quite easy picking up a job as a retail assistant, and then are a number of pubs and restaurants to choose from too!
Halifax is the largest city on the east coast of Canada and the main industry here is fishing and trawling.
Even though being a fisherman doesn’t sound like the most glamorous job in the world, it is an amazing way to earn and save money.
As you’re out a sea all day, and often all week, there aren’t many opportunities to spend your money. Also, you don’t really need any skills or qualifications for fishing – just a hard-working attitude and a good sense of humour! You’ll be surprised at how quickly the money can build up doing this job.
The Okanagan Valley
The Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and it is famous for one thing and one thing only – wine.
Around the Okanagan Valley are places such as Misson Beach, Penticton and the Naramata Valley, and they are absolutely teeming with wineries.
Canada has a fast-growing wine industry, and in the Okanagan Valley you can get a job working in the fields, helping with the harvesting of the grapes and learning all about how to make wine. You get to work in one of the most beautiful areas of Canada and you also get to work outside which is a huge bonus!
Toronto (pronounced fondly as Toe-ron-o by locals) is another of Canada’s cosmopolitan cities and one that often ranks highly as one of the happiest places to live and work in the world.
Toronto is the main business hub in Canada, so a lot of the jobs there reflect that, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any jobs for you!
A popular job in Toronto is a retails sales & customer support rep, and for the millennials there are a lot of social media positions. Another amazing job opportunity in Toronto is being a bike courier – this means biking around Toronto delivering food or documents. Sounds pretty easy, eh?
Vancouver is arguably Canada’s most popular city due to its close proximity to the forests, the mountains and the ocean. It certainly seems like a city that works harmoniously with nature.
There’s no doubt about it though, Vancouver is damn cool. There are more cafes and coffee shops than you’ll ever know what to do with, and the sushi rivals restaurants in Japan.
If you’re looking for a city to base yourself in for work, Vancouver is an amazing option with lots of different opportunities such as working in the service industry or office admin work.
If you’re looking at working in Canada then you must be aged between 18-30, prove you have access to CA$2,500 and then you can apply for an eTA visa!
Wherever you decide to work, Canada is an amazing country to do it in, and you can’t go wrong with any of these places!
Have you worked in Canada before? If so, where did you work and what did you do? We’d love to hear some of your stories in the comment box below!
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