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SKI JOBS IN CANADA

blue square It is an incredible country. Vast prairies, countless lakes and rivers, and more mountains than I've had hot dinners. The Canadian people are really friendly, the crime rate is low, and they have a great health care service. They also have some of the world's best mountain resorts. Whether you are looking for a job teaching on the slopes, or a service job, there are plenty of opportunities to begin or further your career in the mountains of Canada. Despite the latitude and famously cold climate, ski resorts are still seasonal, with the pistes generally operating from early November until well into the new year, sometimes as late as the end of May, depending on altitude and location. The further north you go the more likely you are to find year round glacier skiing, but for most resorts figure on six months of quality snow conditions - more than enough time to make some money and enjoy a winter season Canadian style!

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Jasper 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course
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Jasper 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course
Ski Company: Oyster Worldwide Ski
Improve your skiing and learn how to teach others to ski on our 11 week instructor course. Get your CSIA level 1 and 2 so you can find work as a ski instructor next season or just have the most amazing gap year in the Canadian Rockies

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Snowboard Instructor Courses
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Snowboard Instructor Courses
Ski Company: Snow Trainers
Snow Trainers offers some of the best courses in the industry with a team of experienced and qualified staff, we are sure to make your adventure with us the best experience it can be.




Jasper 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Jasper 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Improve your skiing and learn how to teach others to ski on our 11 week instructor course. Get your CSIA level 1 and 2 so you can find work as a ski instructor next season or just have the most amazing gap year in the Canadian Rockies
Jasper 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Gap Year Snow Jobs

Gap Year Snow Jobs

Looking for the ultimate winter Gap Year? Want to get paid to ski (or snowboard) AND get a qualification? EA Ski & Snowboard provide full training and a guarantee instructor job... Whats the catch? You just need to be a motivated, personable and reliable team player with a passion for sno
Gap Year Snow Jobs

Trainee Ski or Snowboard Instructor

Trainee Ski or Snowboard Instructor

Join our Powder program for Silver Star and spend a season with the snowsports team teaching and inspiring the next generation. Suitable candidates will need to take and pass the Level 1 CASI or CSIA course on arrival to join the team.
Trainee Ski or Snowboard Instructor

Food & Beverages Department Whistler Blackcomb

Food & Beverages Department Whistler Blackcomb

Join the biggest department, serving hungry and cold skiers hearty food on top of the mountain. Some positions require skiing to work each morning all include a free meal every shift ( great for the budget!). Work 4 x 10 hours per week so plenty of time to play !! Please review our profile
Food & Beverages Department Whistler Blackcomb


Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor

Become a qualified ski instructor in the world-class resort of Whistler! Spend your days on the mountain, earning money and teaching kids to ski. We include a Level One Ski Instructor course and are recruiting now!
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor

Paid Ski Instructor Courses

Paid Ski Instructor Courses

We are looking for skiers and snowboarders with at least 1-2 weeks experience to train to become qualified instructors and work the whole length of a winter in a paid instructor job in Canada, Japan and Europe. Think you've got what it takes? Check if you are eligible below!
Paid Ski Instructor Courses

Rental Technician

Rental Technician

Assist customers in the selection and fitting of suitable skis and board equipment Boot fitting Ski and Board Tuning Provide market leading customer service
Rental Technician

Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship

Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship

Life on a ski or snowboard internships is pretty sweet! Spend the first 3 weeks training to be a ski or snowboard instructor with some of the top pro-instructors in Canada. At the end of the 3 weeks you'll take you exam and have a guaranteed job with the sports school for the rest of the season.
Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship


Lift Operator

Lift Operator

Join our Powder program for Whistler Blackcomb or Silver Star and spend a season with the Operations team - the best partys on the Mountain! Man the main village Gondola or the high Alpine lifts, the best office in the world. 4 x 8 hour shifts per week - best hours on the Mountain!
Lift Operator

Instructor Training + guaranteed job

Instructor Training + guaranteed job

Over 2000 qualified ski and snowboard instructors, a 99% pass rate, a great reputation & 25 top resorts across the globe! EA Ski and Snowboard training offers selected courses at the best rates in the industry. Training, exam, accommodation, lift pass, a guaranteed job offer and MORE!
Instructor Training + guaranteed job

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Working a ski season in Canada

Do you need a visa: As a UK citizen you will need a working holiday visa to
allow you the right permission to take employment in Canada. For more
information please visit this article: Ski season visas.

Do you have to learn another language:
Ô Canada! Terre de nos aïeux. You might thing that English is the official language of Canada, but in fact French has an equal footing. If you are heading to work in the East of the country, you will find French is actually the main language, especially Quebec, where more than 90% have French as their first language. In the West, English is more popular. As a rough guide, make sure you can get by in French if you are working in Quebec, else English with a smattering of French will be fine.

So what is it like to live and work in an Austrian ski resort?
In a word, lovely. Austria has a lot going for it, not least the food and friendly welcoming atmosphere. And the fact that you won't feel like you are spending half your wages on food and drink is a big plus. Like all alpine ski resorts, the winter population is a largely cosmopolitan affair, but many of the more popular resorts still manage to hold on to their unique Tyrolean and Alpine charm and 'Austrian-ness', perhaps because they are slightly smaller and less sprawling than the popular French resorts - the resort of Alpbach that we mentioned above is a great example - the kind of place that you could see yourself living all year round, let alone during the winter. Perhaps this is a bit of a generalization and won't be true of all resorts, but many Austrian ski villages seem less commercial than in other parts of the Alps. Of course they exist to make money, but somehow it is not quite so obvious.

The main resorts offering jobs
Canada has more than fifty dedicated ski resorts, many of them world class, and with the majority split between the West of the country, in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and the East of the country, in Quebec and Ontario. Most would say the pick of the resorts, including the famous Whistler, Silver Star, Big White and Cypress, are in British Columbia, but the French-feel resorts of Quebec have a lot to offer too: places like Mont Sainte-Anne and Le Massif.

What experience do you need?
If you want to teach people to ski or snowboard then you should consider either CSIA (Ski) or CASI (Snowboard) qualifications as these tend to be preferred by ski schools in Canada. If you have a high ISIA recognised qualification and some previous experience, then you may also be in luck. You can read more about specific instructor qualifications here: www.bestskijobs.co.uk/articles/ski-snowboard-instructor-qualifications.php. Away from the slopes there is plenty of casual work to be had such as hospitality jobs in hotels and restaurants. As with any job, past experience will always work in your favour, but for many of the entry level, waiting, bar tending, shop work jobs, experience is not always vital. The bigger the resort the more people they need to service it. By all means try your luck at the less well known, but the resorts mentioned above are your best bet to start your search.

Even if you cannot find a paying job immediately, a good way in would be to take a course such as those we offer below. Not only will you improve your qualifications but you will get to spend part of the season in Canada, and from there it is surely easier to move on to paid employment, either in the same season, or for the following season.

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