Summer Hospitality work in Jasper
Spend your summer living and working in the stunning Canadian Rockies town of Jasper. You’ll work in a hospitality role in one of the towns busy hotels. Enjoy all of the pursuits of this summer resort, from climbing to white water rafting, from mountain biking to hiking.
Spending a summer in Jasper offers everything an outdoor enthusiast could want. Whether you enjoy climbing, biking, hiking or water sports, there is plenty for you to do during your stay.
For many people, spending a summer in Jasper without working is nigh on impossible so with Oyster, successful applicants will get a guaranteed job working for a prestigious hotel in this busy tourist town. We have links with a number of employers in Jasper who are looking forward to spending the summer with you.
Typically, the jobs are within the housekeeping department of the hotels. Subject to your experience and hotel vacancies, there may well opportunities to join other departments. These jobs are all demanding roles – you will need to be fit and capable of being on your feet all day. They are jobs that suit people who get the satisfaction of seeing ‘a job well done’. Standards are high and there is a great feeling of pride that can be had knowing that you have cleaned a hotel room to perfection, making it as good as new for the next guest.
If you have previous hotel work experience, let us know as this might mean we can find a different role for you based on your experience.
The summer is a busy season in Jasper which means that the hours are good – expect to work 30-40 hours per week. This equates to an average of 5 days per week giving you a couple of days off each week to spend time getting to know the area and making the most of your time in Canada.
Please note: We ask for a £180 payment when booking this programme. If, in the event you are unsuccessful in the interview, or we cannot find a job for you before you leave home, the money that you pay Oyster is fully refundable.
I have it very good here in Jasper. I’m happy with all that you have provided me and would recommend Oyster to family and friends. Thank you, Jon. Huang – 2016
Accommodation and Food
You will live in basic staff accommodation provided by your employer. In most cases this is on or near the work-site. You should expect to be self catering and sharing a room with someone else working for that employer.
The cost of accommodation equates to approximately one hour of pay per night so is extremely good value and is deducted directly from your pay cheque.
Many of the employers that we work with have a employee food scheme available so that you can purchase discounted meals whilst you are at work.
- Guaranteed job in the hospitality sector before you leave home.
- Gain great work experience – hotel jobs abroad look impressive on your CV!
- Receive full support from Paul, our country rep, through monthly meet-ups with him and the rest of your group.
- Immerse yourself in an authentic Canadian mountain town for the season.
- Make friends for life with people from around the world.
- Make the most of your days off, exploring the great outdoors.
Whyshould I do this?
Jasper is a town that is off the beaten track when compared to somewhere like Banff. It is a small town that is a 4 hour drive from the nearest city and an hour from the nearest other town.
The vast majority of businesses in Jasper are family owned and it is not somewhere that is full of corporate branding.
If you are the sort of person that wants to be immersed into Canadian life, living in an authentic mountain town then this is the place for you.
With Oyster, everything is arranged before you leave home. Finding jobs abroad with accommodation is never easy so let us take care of all of the hard work for you.
We will see your group off at Heathrow airport and will fly to either Calgary or Edmonton airport where you will be met by the Oyster representative, Paul, and taken to Jasper. This is a 4 hour journey and goes through some spectacular scenery, particularly as you enter the Jasper National Park.
If you are travelling from outside of the UK we will arrange for you to meet the group on arrival in Canada.
Paul is originally from Quebec and has had an extensive career working for the Canadian Military Police and the Canadian government as a fraud investigator. Deciding to take on a completely different route, Paul has followed his hobbies to become a rafting guide in the summer and ski instructor during the winter.
Paul has spent many seasons working and skiing at Marmot Basin as a CSIA Level 2 instructor. Paul is also an active ice hockey player, keen cyclist and hiker. Paul is well connected in Jasper and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with you.
Paul is on hand should you need any help or advice and will become a helpful friend to you. He will host regular meet ups with the Oyster group where we will provide a few drinks and snacks and give you the opportunity to talk through any issues you have or pass on any feedback.
What is provided
- One-to-one interview and informal briefing
- Access to your personal ‘My Oyster’ account – our online portal where you can find out much more about the programme and manage your booking.
- UK briefing day covering hotel issues and work advice
- Help and advice from our UK office before departure and whilst in Canada
- Work Permit application advice
- A suitable job, liaising with the hotels and obtaining job offers. Please be aware that some employers like to conduct their own interview on the phone.
- Optional return flight from London to Calgary or Edmonton. Total cost including flight £2745
- Your money is protected with Oyster. We have ATOL Protection (as long as we book your flights) and a bond with IPP (if we don’t book your flights)
- Arrangement of transportation to your hotel from the airport and local information
- Assistance from our representative and regular meet-ups
- Wages (approx. £120 per week, before tips)
- Guaranteed staff accommodation (paid for out of your pay cheque)
- Oyster luggage tag
On your return:
- Welcome home pack
- Certificate of Recognition (on request)
- References (on request)
What do I need
- Be eligible for the Canadian IEC Working Holiday Program (sign up for our free application guide)
- A passport valid for a minimum of 6 months after your return date
- Insurance to cover the duration of your stay (covering any planned adventurous activities)
- Independent travel costs or cost of journey back to the airport at the end of the program
- All home-country travel costs (eg to the airport)
- Accommodation and food costs, approx. C$20 per day.
- Police Certificate for Immigration purposes (£45)
- IEC Work Permit fee (currently C$250)