Finding Work in Canada for Young Kiwis Has Never Been Easier

18 June 2010, 10:11AM

Having a job at a Canadian ski resort seems to be the goal of many young New Zealanders and that is where the Work Canada Job Fair program comes into play. International Exchange Programs (IEP) New Zealand is bringing Canadian ski employers to New Zealand in July for face to face interviews with young Kiwis.

The Work Canada Job Fair program prearranges employment for eligible New Zealanders with some of the best ski and winter employers in Canada. IEP NZ organizes interviews in July and August with Canadian winter employers, allowing participants to secure a 5 month work contract before even leaving New Zealand. Employers often offer subsidized housing, discounted season passes and as well as other benefits to entice kiwis to work at their resorts.

For the 2010 winter season IEP New Zealand will be working with Panorama Mountain Village, Marmot Basin, Grouse Mountain and Asessippi Ski Resort. These resorts are located in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba. Skiing and snowboarding experience is not required for all roles, and there are a variety of employment opportunities: lift operators, rental shop attendants, servers, hosts, bussing, retail sales, bar tender and much more.

“For anyone who is interested in working at a Canadian ski resort this is an amazing opportunity.” Mr. McClanaghan explains. “By having prearranged work at a mountain resort in Canada, they will beat the crowds of people looking for work at the beginning of the snow season and have a fixed term contract which is very difficult to get at a mountain resort.”

Applications for the 2010 Work Canada Job Fair program are now open and the fee is $895. To apply please contact IEP NZ at 0800 443 769 or visit for further information.