Ontario Top Employers

Top 25 Working Holiday Employers in Ontario

Every year taxback.com organises Canadian tax refunds for thousands of working holiday makers. 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 province in ascending order – Thank you taxback.com!

In ON, the main cities are Toronto and Ottawa. As there are no ski resorts like Whistler or Banff here, the majority of the top working holiday maker (WHM) employers in ON are based in Toronto

Casual, summer/seasonal jobs will be relatively easy to come by as in other cities. Try all the local Starbucks and other cafes. Bars like Shoeless Joe’s in our list below and retail outlets like Sears are all regular employers of WHMs. For something a bit different and outdoorsy, try Mariposa Cruises or Centreville Amusement Park in Toronto Harbour.

If the city is just a bit too much for some of the more green fingered of you out there, Ontario’s vineyards are a great place to spend a summer picking grapes and there are plenty of other getaway resorts like Windermere House and Severn Lodge.

Finally, for any career or long-term jobs try the recruitment agents we have listed below as employers. Due to the strong links that these recruitment agents have with employers they manage the employers payroll services too.

Top 25 Employers – ON 2010






No:Employer Name:City:
2Quantum Management ServicesToronto
3North American Midway EntertainmentToronto
4Angus OneToronto
5HCL Technologies AmericaToronto
6Hidden Bench Vineyards and WineryBeamsville
7Shoeless Joe’s Sports GrillToronto
8Mariposa CruisesToronto
9Northway Construction Co. Ltd.Toronto
10Royal Canadian MintOttawa
11Sears CanadaToronto
12Tawse Family VineyardToronto
13Centreville Amusement Park/Paradise RestaurantToronto
143 Guys and a StoveCollingwood
15Atlis Human ResourcesToronto
16Aramark CanadaToronto
17Arowhon PinesToronto
18CN Tower/Canada Lands CompanyToronto
19City Sightseeing TorontoToronto
20Hays Specialist RecruitmentToronto
21Vintage Hotels/Lai’s Hotel PropertiesNiagra-on-the-Lake
22Severn LodgePort Severn
23Staffworks Employment SolutionsToronto
24The Law Society of Upper CanadaToronto
25Windermere HouseWindermere




City: Toronto


Email: Online Applications
Ph: 001 416 962 9262

Website: www.randstad.ca


Description: Recruitment agent – Temp and Full time positions in Toronto – well worth contacting!


Quantum Management Services


City: Toronto


Email: Online Applications
Ph: 001 416 366 3660

Website: www.quantum.ca/home.aspx?ln=en-CA&wl=false


Description: Recruitment agent – Temp and Full time positions in Toronto – well worth contacting!


North American Midway Entertainment


City: Toronto


Email: team@contemporarysecurity.ca
Ph: 001 765 433 3038

Website: www.namidway.com/careers info@namidway.com


Description: Travelling Amusement Park – Ride operator, ticket sales, games, electrician, mechanic


Angus One


City: Toronto


Email: info@angusone.com
Ph: 001 604 482 8367

Website: www.angusone.com/joblistings.asp


Description: Recruitment agent – Temp and Full time positions in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary – well worth contacting!


HCL Technologies America


City: Toronto


Email: Online Applications
Ph: Online Applications

Website: www.hcltech.com/careers


Description: Employer – IT Solutions and Services



Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery


City: Beamsville


Email: Online Applications
Ph: 001 905 563 8700

Website: www.hiddenbench.com/index/page/name/home


Description: Vineyard – Grape picker, machine operator, visitor services.


Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill


City: Toronto


Email: careerswhiskijack@raintreeclub.com
Ph: 001 416 534 3666

Website: www.shoelessjoes.ca


Description: Chain of sports bars/restaurants w/various locations across Toronto and the rest of Ontario, as well as further afield. Hiring servers, hosts, bar and kitchen staff.


Mariposa Cruises


City: Toronto


Email: Online Applications
Ph: 001 416 203 0178

Website: www.mariposacruises.com/employment.php


Description: Cruise ships in Toronto Harbour. Corporate celebrations, weddings, dinner cruises. Servers, bar staff and more jobs available. Summer hiring in May/June.


Northway Construction Co. Ltd.


City: Toronto


Email: generalinfo@northway.cc
Ph: 001 905 761 6699

Website: www.northway.cc/careers


Description: Construction and all related career types


Royal Canadian Mint


City: Ottawa


Email: Online Applications
Ph: 001 613 993 8990

Website: www.mint.ca/store/mint/aboutthemint/careers-2300002


Description: Government Mint (where they make money) – Tour Guide, Senior Buyer, Project Engineer, Project Coordinator, Project Support, Quality Assurance



Sears Canada


City: Toronto


Email: Online Applications
Ph: 001 416 593 5252

Website: www.sears.ca/content/corporate-info/careers/index


Description: Department Store – Retail and corporate opportunities available


Tawse Family Vineyard


City: Toronto


Email: info@tawsewinery.ca
Ph: 001 905 562 9500

Website: www.tawsewinery.ca


Description: Vineyard – Grape picker, machine operator, visitor services.


Centreville Amusement Park/Paradise Restaurant


City: Toronto


Email: cOnline Applications
Ph: 001 416 234 2345

Website: www.centreisland.ca/employment.aspx


Description: Amusement Park on Centre Island. Jobs include food services, retail sales, rides, game operations, and ticket sales.


3 Guys and a Stove


City: Collingwood


Email: info@3guysandastove.com
Ph: 001 705 446 3595

Website: 3guysandastove.com/pub/Careers.html


Description: Restaurant in Collingswood and in Huntsville – Server, busser, chef, cook, host, barman, etc.


Atlis Human Resources


City: Toronto


Email: info@altishr.com
Ph: 001 250 338 1386

Website: www1.altishr.com/Home/tabid/98/language/en-US/Default.aspx


Description: Recruitment agent – Temp and Full time positions in Toronto – well worth contacting!



Aramark Canada


City: Toronto


Email: Online Applications
Ph: 001 416 255 1331

Website: www.aramark.com/Careers


Description: Food, beverage, cleaning and support services for clients in healthcare, education, business environtments and more…


Arowhon Pines


City: Toronto


Email: resort@arowhonpines.ca
Ph: 001 866 633 5661

Website: arowhonpines.ca/jobs.html


Description: Summer Resort and Restaurant. This place loves working holiday staff. Dishwashers, housekeepers, bussers, hosts, outside staff, cooks assistants, office/reservations, servers, line cooks.


CN Tower/Canada Lands Company


City: Toronto


Email: hr-rh@clc.ca
Ph: 001 416 601 4732

Website: www.clc.ca/doing-business-with-clc/careers; www.cntower.ca/en-CA/About-Us/Careers/Opportunities.html


Description: Group that Manages/Holds/Sells Government properties such as the CN Tower. Wide range of jobs including guest services, tour guides, ticket sales.


City Sightseeing


City: Toronto


Email: info@citysightseeingtoronto.com
Ph: 001 416 410 0536

Website: citysightseeingtoronto.com


Description: City tour operator. Bus tours, Niagra Falls, Toronto Harbour, etc. Jobs as tour guides, ticket sales and more.

Hays Specialist Recruitment


City: Toronto


Email: recruit@hays.ca
Ph: 001 416 367 4297

Website: www.hays.ca


Description: Recruitment agent- Temp and Full time positions in Toronto – well worth contacting!



Vintage Hotels/Lai’s Hotel Properties


City: Niagra-on-the-Lake


Email: hr@vintage-hotels.com
Ph: 001 905 468 2123



Description: Hotel Group – Housekeeping and Laundry, Kitchen, Spa, Food and Beverage, Front Office,


Severn Lodge


City: Port Severn


Email: info@severnlodge.on.ca
Ph: 001 705 756 2722

Website: www.severnlodge.on.ca/employment.html


Description: Resort Hotel – Dining room, Kitchen, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Recreation, Office.


Staffworks Employment Solutions


City: Toronto


Email: info@staffworkscanada.com
Ph: 001 416 927 7575

Website: www.staffworkscanada.com


Description: Recruitment agent with a particular interest in hiring working holiday makers like you. It says so on their website! Temp and Full time positions in Toronto – well worth contacting!


The Law Society of Upper Canada


City: Toronto


Email: resumes@lsuc.on.ca
Ph: 001 416 947 3300

Website: www.lsuc.on.ca/with.aspx?id=10887


Description: Law Society/College – Wide variety of positions from Payroll to Security Offices, Membership Services Representative, Registration Desk Assistant, Business Analyst (IS)


Windermere House


City: Windermere

Email: Online Applications
Ph: 001 705 769 3611

Website: www.windermerehouse.com/contact_employment.php


Description: Resort Hotel/Spa/Golf – Dining room, Kitchen, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Recreation, Office.