Have you ever wondered which services’ INTERNeX offers? This blog post will highlight one of our four main ones; hospitality.
The hospitality program gives you the chance to gain experience in Canada’s world class resort communities. Placement opportunities are with hotels, resorts or associated companies in a tourism communities and cities in Canada. Positions and locations of placement opportunities are based on previous education, experience, English level, ability to stay a full season or longer, as well as general attitude and of course what is available at the time of your application. INTERNeX will assist you with all you need to secure your placement including in depth industry specific consultations, orientation to living and working in Canada and a placement specific orientation when you have secured your placement.
When is the best time to start? Positions in tourism locations are generally only available 2 times per year because of seasonality; Summer and Winter.
Canadian employers are looking for people who are outgoing, flexible, happy, hard-working, good at communicating with others, physically fit and willing to do physical work, as well as wanting to learn, able to adapt to a multicultural environment, and who really want to be in Canada. Some placements require a certain skill set but some do not. Our INTERNeX consultation and orientation will provide you with all the information you require to know what positions are available and how to secure the best possible placement opportunity and to be successful when you start your Canadian experience.
Will I have placement opportunities before I come to Canada? Yes.
Do I get paid? Yes.
Which permit is required? Working Holiday, Young Workers Exchange, SWAP.
Salaries generally start at $8.75 per hour and most placement opportunities are approximately 30 hours per week, sometimes more sometimes less depending on how busy the host organization is. Staff accommodation is included in tourism communities. This costs approximately $400-$550 per month, sometimes more sometimes less, and may or may not be deducted from your salary (those working in Vancouver can apply for homestay, short-term hostel or self-catered residency).