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Great White North

Work and travel in Canada

The mountains called. They said: why work at home when you could be working in waterfront Vancouver or on the slopes in Whistler? Those hills don’t lie.

We include a 4-6 month summer or ski season job. Good work!

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Why work and travel in Canada?

There’s a reason why Canada routinely ranks as one of the most liveable places in the world. And it’s not just because the national dish is fries, cheese curd and gravy. (Although personally, we feel this has a lot to do with it). The combination of backpacker friendly jobs, barefoot summers and big foot winters knocks most countries out of the national park.

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When to go

Canada is an amazing all-rounder. In fact, if we weren’t so obsessed, we may not be friends. In the winter (Nov-Feb) the hills are alive with some of the world’s best skiing and ski jobs. And come summer, those same resorts become adventure playgrounds for hikers, bikers and climbers. So year-round, there’s no shortage of seasonal jobs.

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What it pays

The minimum wage differs per province, with Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia all around the CAD $15 mark, plus tips where applicable. Most of our ski and summer season employers pay $15-20 per hour and include subsidised staff accommodation (around $400-600 per month) and perks such as discounted lift passes and lessons.


Where to go

Most working holidaymakers choose to fly into Vancouver or Toronto where we include a five-night package to get you set up and settled in. If you’ve pre-arranged a seasonal job with us, you can then head for the slopes. Or Canada’s cities are equally as cool for casual or career work – with an epic food and music scene, and weekend access to national parks.

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Resorts we work with

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All Canada Programs

Who you gonna call?

Let's talk Canada

Get some facetime with our amazing JENZA Support Squad. When they’re not posing for pool pics, they’re making your work aboard adventures happen with their endless enthusiasm and mad traveller skills. These include: parent whispering, visa geekery and the ability to pack a backpack in 30 seconds flat.

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Travel happy

with our Extra Mile Promise

JENZA was founded on the four A's. Authenticity, Accessibility, Accountability and not being an A-hole. So when it comes to what we do, we own it. If you're not happy with part of your JENZA experience, we'll put a human on it to sort it - or refund it. T&Cs apply.

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Upcoming Events

Virtual travel talk | Thur 28 Mar '24 @ 17:30 (GMT)

Working holidays with JENZA Travel - Everything you need to know

Hey, we're JENZA. We may be new on the block, but we have the backing of 60+ years of work abroad experience from our sister companies in the UK and Ireland, USIT and BUNAC. Sign on to learn more about what JENZA has on offer and how we can help you see the world on a working holiday. We've got flexible working holidays with pre-arranged jobs in Canada, Japan, USA, and the UK - because you should never have to choose between getting a job and going travelling.

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Virtual travel talk | Tue 19 Mar '24 @ 17:30 (GMT)

Intern UK with JENZA - Everything you need to know

What do you get if you cross career goals + travel goals? Whether you're a current student looking to get ahead this summer, need academic credit as part of your degree, or you're a recent grad needing professional work experience - Intern UK is a slam dunk for your resume. Find out more, meet the JENZA team, and ask all your questions at our virtual travel talk.

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