There are loads of job opportunities for working holidaymakers in Canada… if you know where to look that is!
Canada is a vast and diverse country. And you will find varying types of employment depending on where you decide to set your base.
Whether you are hoping to shred the slopes of Whistler as a ski instructor, swap business cards in Toronto, or serve Starbucks espressos in picturesque downtown Vancouver – there are options for working holidaymakers regardless of skillset.
And if you are after the true Great White North adventure, you could even venture further north where there is an abundance of jobs in the oil and mining industries in cities like Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon.
Securing that job
Actually nailing down employment is probably the most difficult thing you’ll have to do on your working holiday.
Believe it or not, as cheesy as it sounds, maintaining a positive outlook is half the battle.
But you’ll also need to do some prep before you start applying for jobs.
Firstly, you will need to tailor your CV specifically for Canada. A typical resume in Canada is not necessarily the same as what you would send to an employer at home. If your CV does not match the typical format used in Canada, you risk being rejected before employers even begin to read your resume.
Need a hand developing your Canadian CV?
Get access to our Resume Guide and Resume Templates by registering for our free WHC Jobs Kit. This will also give you access to our working holiday specific jobs search tool and a list of Canada’s Top 100 employers.
We’ve created a useful guide to employment for working holidaymakers in Canada. As you browse from city-to-city (below) you’ll find details of the top industries and employment opportunities in that locality.