British Columbia Top Employers

Top 25 Employers in British Columbia

Every year taxback.com organises Canadian tax refunds for thousands of working holidaymakers. As a result, they can see which employers repeatedly hire these workers. This list has been compiled from that data, listing the top employers by the province in ascending order – Thank you taxback.com!

In BC, the main city in terms of population is clearly Vancouver itself, however, the top employer of working holiday makers (WHMs) in BC are the gnarly ski resorts, of Whistler, Panorama, Big White, Sun Peaks, and Silver Star. (Think seasonal employment: November – May).

In Vancouver itself, there are retail, café/bar, and hospitality jobs, not to mention Vancouver’s own ski resorts of Cypress and Grouse Mountain. In terms of temporary or full-time office jobs, your best starting points would be Angus One Recruitment and Miles Recruitment.

For summer jobs you can try most of the same places above but should also consider fruit picking in the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, the tourist hotspots of Victoria and Granville Islands, or of course the world-renowned Mountain Bike Park in Whistler.

Top 25 Employers – BC

No:Employer Name:City:
1Whistler BlackcombWhistler
2Panorama Mountain Village (Intrawest)Invermere
3Contemporary Security CanadaVancouver
4Angus One Professional RecruitmentVancouver
5Imperial Parking Canada CorporationVancouver
6Miles Employment GroupVancouver
7Whistler Rental Accommodation Centre (WRAC)/Whiski JacksWhistler
8The Old Spaghetti FactoryWhistler
9Big White Ski ResortKelowna
10Grouse MountainVancouver
11Sun Peaks ResortSun Peaks
12The Elephant and CastleVancouver/Whistler
13Ziptrek EcotoursWhistler
14Coral Beach FarmOkangan Valley
15Mount Washington Ski ResorTMount Washington
16Whistler Cooks Catering CompanyWhistler
17FS Whistler Holdings Ltd. (Four Seasons)Whistler
18Greywolf Golf Course PartnershipInvermere
19Silver Star Ski Resort Ltd.Silver Star Mountain
20Cypress MountainVancouver
21Pan Pacific Whistler Hotel and ResortWhistler
22The Westin Resort and SpaWhistler
23Affinity Sports Rentals/Whistler Winter Sports Ltd.Whistler
24Café CrepeVancouver
25Jet Set Sports CanadaVancouver

 

Whistler Blackcomb

City: Whistler
Email: ee@whistlerblackcomb.com
Ph: 001 604 938 7557
Website: www.whistlerblackcomb.com/employment/jobs/index.htm
Description: Ski Resort – Mountain Operations, Snow School, Guest Relations, Base Area Operations, Food Services, Rental Centre.

Panorama Mountain Village (Intrawest)

City: Invermere
Email: information@panoramaresort.com
Ph: 001 250 342 6491
Website: www.panoramaresort.com/employment
Description: Ski Resort – Mountain Operations, Snow School, Guest Relations, Base Area Operations, Food Services, Rental Centre.

Contemporary Security Canada

City: Vancouver
Email: team@contemporarysecurity.ca
Ph: 001 604 482 8367
Website: www.contemporarysecurity.ca/contact-us/
Description: Event security (Did the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.) Keep in mind that if you work here you will probably get to attend all of the coolest events and festivals around BC.

Angus One Professional Recruitment

City: Vancouver
Email: info@angusone.com
Ph: 001 403 762 4740
Website: www.angusone.com/joblistings.asp
Description: Recruitment agent – Temp and Full-time positions in Vancouver and Calgary – well worth contacting!

Imperial Parking Canada Corporation

City: Vancouver
Email: Online Applications
Ph: 001 604 681 7311
Website: www2.impark.com/about/careers
Description: Car Park Management Company – Customer Service, Payment procession, Lot Manager – a wide variety of positions.

Miles Employment Group

City: Vancouver
Email: info@miles.ca
Ph: 001 604 694 2500
Website: www.miles.ca
Description: Recruitment agent – Temp and Full-time positions in Vancouver – well worth contacting!

Whistler Rental Accommodation Centre (WRAC)/Whiski Jacks

City: Whistler
Email: careerswhiskijack@raintreeclub.com
Ph: 001 604 932 6215

Website: www.whiskijackwhistler.com/careers
Description: Rental Property Management Company – Guest Services, Housekeeping, Maintenance

The Old Spaghetti Factory

City: Whistler
Email: Online Applications
Ph: 001 604 938 1081
Website: www.oldspaghettifactory.ca/careers/Careers
Description: Restaurant Chain – Kitchen staff, servers, bar staff

Big White Ski Resort

City: Kelowna
Email: hr@bigwhite.com
Ph: 001 250 765 3101
Website: www.bigwhite.com/contact-us/employment-info
Description: Ski Resort – Mountain Operations, Snow School, Guest Relations, Base Area Operations, Food Services, Rental Centre.

Grouse Mountain

City: Vancouver
Email: info@grousemountain.com
Ph: 001 604 980 8311
Website: www.grousemountain.com/careers
Description: Ski Resort – Mountain Operations, Snow School, Guest Relations, Base Area Operations, Food Services, Rental Centre.

Sun Peaks Resort

City: Sun Peaks
Email: employment@sunpeaksresort.com
Ph: 001 250 578 7222
Website: www.sunpeaksresort.com/corporate/work-and-play/opportunities
Description: Ski Resort – Mountain Operations, Snow School, Guest Relations, Base Area Operations, Food Services, Rental Centre.

The Elephant and Castle

City: Vancouver/Whistler
Email: hnitsui@elephantcastle.com
Ph: 001 604 696 6730
Website: www.elephantcastle.com/marine_bldg/employment
Description: Restaurant Chain – Vancouver, Whistler, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa – Kitchen staff, Servers, Bar Staff.

Ziptrek Ecotours

City: Whistler
Email: careers@ziptrek.com
Ph: 001 604 935 4102
Website: www.ziptrek.com/home/careers
Description: Zipline/Tree-top Eco-adventure tours – Tour guides, office admin, sales and reservations

Coral Beach Farm

City: Okangan Valley
Email: jobs@coralbeach.ca
Ph: 001 250 766 5393
Website: www.coralbeach.ca/employment/job-board.html
Description: Cherry Farm – Cherry Picker, Picking Supervisor, Processing plant worker/supervisor, Forklift truck operator.

Mount Washington Ski Resort

City: Kananaskis
Email: hr@mountwashington.ca
Ph: 001 250 338 1386
Website: hr.mountwashington.ca
Description: Ski Resort – Mountain Operations, Snow School, Guest Relations, Base Area Operations, Food Services, Rental Centre.

Whistler Cooks Catering Company

City: Whistler
Email: hr@whistlercooks.com
Ph: 001 604 938 8835
Website: whistlercooks.com
Description: Corporate and Social Catering Company – chefs, cooks, servers.

FS Whistler Holdings Ltd. (Four Seasons)

City: Whistler
Email: Online Applications
Ph: 001 604 935 3400
Website: www.fourseasons.com/whistler
Description: Resort Hotel – Front Desk, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage, Golf Course, Guest Services.

Greywolf Golf Course Partnership

City: Invermere
Email: info@graywolfgolf.com
Ph: 001 250 341 4100
Website: www.greywolfgolf.com/employment
Description: Golf Resort – Golf Shop Agent, Caddie, Course maintenance, Guest service

Silver Star Ski Resort Ltd.

City: Silver Star Mountain
Email: hr@skisilverstar.com
Ph: 001 250 542 1236
Website: www.skisilverstar.com/home_showSection_ID_141.html
Description: Ski Resort – Mountain Operations, Snow School, Guest Relations, Base Area Operations, Food Services, Rental Centre.

Cypress Mountain

City: Vancouver
Email: jobs@cypressmountain.com
Ph: 001 604 926 5612
Website: cypressmountain.com/employment
Description: Ski Resort – Mountain Operations, Snow School, Guest Relations, Base Area Operations, Food Services, Rental Centre.

Pan Pacific Whistler Hotel and Resort

City: Whistler
Email: gboyne@panpacific.com
Ph: 001 604 966 5518
www.panpacific.com/en/WhistlerMountainside/Overview.html
Description: Resort Hotel – Front Desk, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage, Golf Course, Guest Services.

The Westin Resort and Spa

City: Whistler
Email: hr@westinwhistler.com
Ph: 001 604 905 5000
Website: www.westinwhistler.com/careers
Description: Resort Hotel – Front Desk, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage, Golf Course, Guest Services.

Affinity Sports Rentals/Whistler Winter Sports Ltd.

City: Whistler
Email: info@affinityrentals.com
Ph: Apply by Email
Website: www.affinityrentals.com/employment/index.aspx
Description: Ski/Snowboard Rentals – 6 outlets in Whistler – retail assistants.

Café Crepe

City: Vancouver
Email: managerhrd@cafecrepe.com
Ph: Apply by Email
Website: www.cafecrepe.com/Careers.html
Description: Café/Restaurant Chain – Kitchen staff, servers, bar staff.

Jet Set Sports Canada

City: Vancouver
Email: employment@jetsetsports.com
Ph: Apply by Email
Website: jetsetsports.com/employment/default.aspx
Description: Hospitality Services (for Olympics) – Hospitality, Airport meet & greet, logistics/transport, food & beverage, admin, tickets.

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