JENZA Paper Tear
Profile Image
JENZA_Logo_Black@300x.png
Resort_Whistler_Josh.jpg
Resort_Whistler_Charlotte
Resort_Whistler_Charlotte2
Resort_Whistler_Kaya
Whistler_Sunrise_Slope_Vertical

Top of the world

Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb

Holding the prestigious title of North America’s largest ski area, Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb undoubtedly offer some of the best skiing and riding in the world. With over 215 runs, 16 powder-filled bowls, numerous terrain parks and rowdy après – it’s a must for both powder hounds and partygoers.

To get between Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb mountains, you’ll need to ride the Peak2Peak – the world’s longest and highest unsupported gondola. Expect knockout views and, for the brave, glass-bottomed gondolas. (Those with vertigo need not apply). Off the mountain, the town itself gives off serious snow-globe vibes and is split between Whistler Village and Upper Village – just a five-minute walk from each other. Famous for its nightlife and culinary treats, after a shift and stint on the slopes, there’s 200+ restaurants, bars, breweries and pubs to get stuck into.

Icon weather-snowflake-cold.svg

North America’s largest ski resort

Icon weather-snowflake-cold.svg

Two mountains – Whistler + Blackcomb

Icon weather-snowflake-cold.svg

Over 200 runs across 8,171 acres

Icon weather-snowflake-cold.svg

World-famous village and après-ski

Icon weather-snowflake-cold.svg

Under 3 hours’ drive from Vancouver

Icon weather-snowflake-cold.svg

Hires for summer and winter jobs

Friends smile for photo on ski slope with white tree in background

Why Whistler?

Whistler is at the top of most Canada wishlists and it’s easy to see why. World-class runs and powder bowls go hand-in-hand with an excellent après scene and a whole gamut of other activities – from ziplining and snowshoeing to bobsleighing and whitewater rafting during the summer months. If you’re looking for a legendary destination to work your winter or summer season in Canada – Whistler is the place to do it. But beware – this type of main character energy comes with solid competition, so get your JENZA Work Canada job applications in early!

A guy in red jacket in gondola

Whistler in winter

With over 215 runs spread across a massive 8,171 acres, Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb cater for beginners, pros and ever skier in between. You’ll also have your pick of 16 different alpine bowls and three separate glaciers. Plus, Whistler has one of the longest ski seasons in North America, with an average of 408 inches of snow per year. Add in adrenaline activities from bobsleighing to bungees, and you can see why working holidaymakers flock here to work and play for the season.

People hiking downhill on sunny day

Whistler in summer

What Whistler rocks in winter, it matches in outdoor adventures come spring and summer. There’s an excellent biking park – as well as countless tree-lined trails down the surrounding mountains. There’s also amazing hiking (and if you’re lucky, a glimpse of one of 60 resident black bears), canoeing, kayaking, SUP, via ferrata, and ziplining down the longest zipline in North America. For chilled days off the trails, take a picnic to either Green or Alta Lakes to soak up the Insta-quote views.

2 girls pose in ski-gear smiling

#TeamTalk

What the squad say

Cat, our resident Canada expert, says: "As a place to live, work and ski on your working holiday - Whistler is iconic. But with that can come crowded slopes and competition for jobs and housing - especially for Whistler Blackcomb. For the best chances of landing a winter job in Whistler, get your hiring preferences down as soon as the IEC visa pools open - usually in Dec/Jan the year before."

Work life

|

Meet some of our Whistler employers

Hiring closed

Whistler Pan Pacific winter.jpg
Whistler, British Columbia

Valet

Winter season (Nov-Apr)

CAD $19/hour

Housing ($950/month), $100/month off lift pass

The best of both, Pan Pacific have two coveted Whistler addresses - one slopeside for ski-in ski out access and the other in Whistler village.

Pan Pacific Logo Whistler.JPG

Hiring closed

Whistler Pan Pacific winter.jpg

Maintenance Tech

Winter season (Nov-Apr)

CAD $25/hour

Housing ($950/month), $100/month off lift pass

The best of both, Pan Pacific have two coveted Whistler addresses - one slopeside for ski-in ski out access and the other in Whistler village.

Hiring closed

Westin Resort & Spa building  in Whistler

Barista

Winter season (Nov-Apr)

CAD $17.25/hour

Staff housing ($500-800/month), meal on shift

Near the bases of both Whistler and Blackcomb, and steps from the main village – the Westin Resort & Spa ticks both ski and après access.

Hiring closed

Westin Resort & Spa building  in Whistler

Cook

Winter season (Nov-Apr)

CAD $23/hour

Staff housing ($500-800/month), meal on shift

Near the bases of both Whistler and Blackcomb, and steps from the main village – the Westin Resort & Spa ticks both ski and après access.

Hiring closed

Whistler Pan Pacific winter.jpg

Food & Beverage Assistant

Winter season (Nov-Apr)

CAD $21/hour

Housing ($950/month), $100/month off lift pass

The best of both, Pan Pacific have two coveted Whistler addresses - one slopeside for ski-in ski out access and the other in Whistler village.

Coming soon

photo of Four Seasons Resort in Whistler

Guest Room Attendant

Winter season (Nov-Apr)

CAD $24.05/hour

Staff housing (from $20/day), discounted lift pass

Located near the base of Whistler Blackcomb in Whistler’s world-famous Upper Village, Four Seasons Whistler is Canada’s only Forbes Five Star Resort.

Coming soon

photo of Four Seasons Resort in Whistler

Server Assistant

Winter season (Nov-Apr)

CAD $18.70/hour + tips

Staff housing (from $20/day), discounted lift pass

Located near the base of Whistler Blackcomb in Whistler’s world-famous Upper Village, Four Seasons Whistler is Canada’s only Forbes Five Star Resort.

Coming soon

photo of Four Seasons Resort in Whistler

Steward

Winter season (Nov-Apr)

CAD $23.10/hour

Staff housing (from $20/day), discounted lift pass

Located near the base of Whistler Blackcomb in Whistler’s world-famous Upper Village, Four Seasons Whistler is Canada’s only Forbes Five Star Resort.

Hiring closed

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Winter

Steward / Dishwasher

Winter season (Nov-Apr)

CAD $18.02/hour

Staff housing ($19/day), meal on shift

Situated at the base of Whistler Blackcomb for ski-in ski-out access to the slopes, Fairmont Chateau is a short walk or shuttle into Whistler village.

Hiring closed

Westin Resort & Spa building  in Whistler

Service Express Agent

Winter season (Nov-Apr)

CAD $20.50/hour

Staff housing ($500-800/month), meal on shift

Near the bases of both Whistler and Blackcomb, and steps from the main village – the Westin Resort & Spa ticks both ski and après access.

Cool things to do in Whistler

|

Don't miss this

1

GLC.png

Garibaldi Lift Company

Follow and find out more

While Whistler isn’t exactly lacking when it comes to après joints, we’d argue that the Garibaldi Lift Company – or the ‘GLC’ – is one of the finest to whet your whistle. At the base of one of the main runs into the village, it’s a 'too cool for ski school' spot with outdoor fire pits, patio parties, live DJ sets, gastro grub, and great views to watch people rip down the slopes.

2

Après.png

Après Après

Follow and find out more

So much fun it had to be named twice, Après Après is the place to go if you’re looking for a rager. This club is open until the wee hours and has DJs pumping the tunes all night long. The music changes depending on the night, so head to their socials to check out what’s on. And maybe try and schedule a late shift for the next day...

3

Bungee.png

Whistler Bungee

Follow and find out more

This is one for you big boy/girl pants. Perched high above the glacier-fed Cheakamus River and surrounded by basalt cliffs and pine forested-slopes, this 50-metre high bungee is arguably one of the most scenic jumps in the world. It’s also open throughout the year. So come rain, snow or shine – you don't have any excuse not to take the leap.

4

Skybridge.png

The Cloudraker Skybridge

Find out more

Definitely one for the family album. Located at the summit of the 2,181-metre-tall Whistler mountain, the Cloudraker Skybridge offers some of the best views in the world – no joke. Spanning 130 metres in length, soak up panoramic views of Whistler Bowl and the town itself – as well as the surrounding peaks of the Rockies and wider British Columbian countryside.

Stories from the slopes

When I researched it, Whistler was one of the best in the world.

Izzy and Stephen, Four Seasons Whistler

Stories from the slopes

Ski pass gets paid for as long as you’re working the season.

James, Pan Pacific Whistler

Stories from the slopes

The amount of runs here is like, crazy. It’s amazing.

James, Four Seasons Whistler

JENZA Paper Tear
View of Vancouver across water with mountain background

Come snow or shine

When to apply for Canada jobs

Hiring for summer jobs with May/Jun start dates typically open in Dec/Jan, and hiring for ski jobs with Nov/Dec start dates typically open in May/Jun.

JENZA Paper Tear

The JENZA blog

|

All the intel and inspo on Canada

Blog Header (1).png

Travel guide / Canada

A local's guide on things to do in Whistler

Alicia Dekker

Lake swims, mountain laps and après ski vibes. Happy *sigh*

JENZA Paper Tear
JENZA_Logo_Black@300x.png
WYSETC_negative.png
TikTokIcon_White.svgInstagramIcon_White .svgYouTubeIcon_White.svg

Privacy Policy

BUNAC Travel Services Ltd trading as “JENZA” is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 01391030 and registered address at 5 Richbell Place, London, UK, WC1N 3LA.