Casual or Career Job?

Finding a job is a job in itself these days, so before you go sit down and decide what you are looking for.

Yes, Canada has avoided the worst of difficult times recently, but that does not mean you will walk into a high-flying advertising executive job on the 23rd floor of a Toronto skyscraper. If that’s what you are after, keep in mind that so are hundreds of Canadian citizens as well as other working holiday makers. Fantastic, exciting, high-paid jobs are hard to find in any city or climate.

If you are looking for a casual job or summer work, you should have an easier time of things but you will still have to put the hours in and be persistent. Dropping into the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants with your resume is a great start but don’t be surprised if they all say no the first time round. You have to show genuine interest in working for that specific location, so keep a list of where you have visited and call back a few days later to ask again.

You should also be aware of the minimum wage in Canada. Each province sets its own minimum wage level in Canada ranging from $8 in British Columbia (BC) to $10.25 in Ontario (ON). See a full list of minimum wages here.

All of these questions may have you wondering, what jobs did other people get on the Canadian Working Holiday visa? We used to ask ourselves the same question before we went to Canada.

So, with you in mind we have surveryed over 5,000 former working holiday makers about their jobs and compiled a list of Canada’s Top 100 Working Holiday Employers from 2010. We have even broken it down by Canadian Province for you.

This list and more is all part of our free WHC Jobs Kit – simply register by following the link.

  • Jobs Fair Calendar
  • Working Holiday Jobs Search
  • Resume Guide and Templates
  • Top 100 Working Holiday Employers List