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Work Canada Job Fair

The Work Canada Job Fair option puts you face to face with a variety of exciting winter employers from Canada so you can secure a job before you even leave NZ! In fact we're so confident that if you don't get a job at the fair, we've give you your money back! Before you know it you'll be hitting the ground running in Canada (just be careful 'cause it's slippery in winter).

What's it about?

If you thought that you couldn't afford to spend a whole season knee deep in fresh Canadian powder think again! The Work Canada Job Fair is your best chance to lock in the best jobs on the mountain and meet your new Canadian boss face to face in New Zealand. The employers available to meet at the Job Fair are some of the best Canadian ski and mountain resorts and include job opportunities like ski/snowboard instructors, activities staff, retail assistants, front office agents, dish washers, wait staff, lift attendants and snow makers to name a few!

What does it include?

  • Access to hundreds of resort jobs
  • Face-to-face interviews with two different employers (for multiple jobs) before you leave in NZ
  • Staff housing with some jobs
  • Lots of awesome perks from your employer, for example free ski passes, free meals, discounts on shop purchases
  • Plus, no job offer on the day means a FULL REFUND!
  • PLUS all of the amazing benefits of the Work Canada programme:
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Before you go

  • Assistance with visas + booking flights and insurance
  • Work Canada Handbook with vital info - preparing for a year living overseas, finding employment, travel advice, taxes, arranging accommodation and more
  • General advice including budgeting
  • International phone sim-card
  • Prepaid transport from the airport
  • Access to discounted airfares
  • Lonely Planet Canada Guide
  • 15% off snow and ski gear at Snow Centre
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When you arrive

  • 2 nights accomm
  • Full arrival orientation with advice on CV formatting, employment/tax laws, mobile providers, finding employment and accomm
  • Unlimited access to computers, internet, printers, phone and fax machines for the duration of the programme
  • Access to exclusive listings of jobs and employment contacts
  • Assistance in obtaining a Canadian bank account and Social Insurance Number
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Am I eligible?

To attend the Job Fair you need to meet the Canadian work visa requirements, which are that you must:

- Hold a New Zealand passport which is valid for at least two years from date of application
- Not have activated a Letter of Introduction for a previous NZWHP from the Canadian High Commission
- Be aged between 18-35 years inclusive at time of application
- Have no criminal convictions (minor offences may be admissible) and must submit a criminal record form at time of visa application
- Have no serious medical conditions
- Have no accompanying dependants
- Be able to provide evidence on arrival in Canada of access to CAD$$2,500 to show sufficient funds to support yourself
- Be able to provide evidence of 12 months travel/medical insurance upon arrival
- Be able to stay in Canada and commit to employment for a minimum of five months (most employers require a commitment this long)
- Be travelling on a return or onward passage ticket, or have additional proof of funds to show you can purchase such a ticket
- Must attend the job fair in August 2016 as employers fly to NZ to meet you face to face - no Skype interviews.

What does it cost?

From $545

($300 fee upon acceptance of application. Additional visa application fee is a separate cost of approximately CAD$250)