Live, Work & Play in Whistler
Seize the opportunity to combine work and play and enjoy more of your passions in Whistler, with nature and adventure at your doorstep and out your window. Beautiful landscapes of mountains, rivers and valleys to explore. Epic skiing, hiking and biking trails, pristine golf courses, clear mountain lakes, paddle boarding, fishing, and rafting – all at your doorstep.
Discover an incredible mountain lifestyle with a diversity of careers in Whistler BC! Many positions offer flexible schedules and a variety of benefits, such as the Whistler Blackcomb Spirit Pass. Find out more about opportunities in Whistler by following the Job Board link below.
Visa Options to Work in Canada
Canada’s flexible immigration system and innovative programs means you can apply to work in Canada. Find out how to apply as a temporary or permanent worker, or as a business person.
Looking for work in Whistler?
There is an endless list of businesses and industries to work for in Whistler. As a community, Whistler’s workforce is a driving force behind the visitor experience – why not join it!
With activities, adventure, and a welcoming community, there are a lot of reasons to live, work & play in this mountain town. So, what do you need to know to move here? We’ve got you covered.
Visa Options to Work in Canada
Immigration Roadmap - Permanent Residence
The Government of Canada believes that foreign workers can help employers meet their labour needs when Canadians are not available. Employers can support a foreign worker’s application for permanent residency in several ways.
Take English language Test at The Chamber
CELPIP – General is Canada’s leading English language proficiency tests for immigration and professional designation. Whistler Chamber of Commerce is proudly offering the only 100% Canadian, computer-delivered tests done in one sitting with quick online results.
Looking for Work in Whistler?
Whistler's Job Board
Whether you’re here for a long time or just a season, want to learn new skills, expand your existing experience or are looking for the next step in your career development, there are opportunities for everyone.
Our online Job Board is the best resource for finding work in Whistler!
Training & Certifications
Training via Whistler Chamber
The Whistler Chamber offers a number of training workshops, online training and events to help you prepare to work in Whistler, develop your skills and get enhance your career!
- Having a Food Safe certification is a legal requirement for food handlers (cooks, managers, servers and dishwashers) in B.C. and is offered at the Whistler chamber on a regular basis. Click here for more information.
- Build the foundation for great service by exploring and understanding the ABCs – to be Accountable, Bold and Connected. Learn more here
- Enhance your leadership skills with our online Management 101 Courses. Learn how to turn dissatisfied customers into loyal customers while increasing your team’s work satisfaction with Conflict Resolution or improve your effectiveness as a manager and a coach with Performance Management for New Leaders
Some jobs in B.C. are regulated. This means people need special education and training to do these jobs, and they need to prove that they have the required skills and training. This is called certification.
- If you are planning on working in hospitality you will need Serving It Right: British Columbia’s responsible liquor sales and service program for industry workers. Learn more and get certified online here before you arrive.
- Some jobs in B.C. are regulated. This means people need special education and training to do these jobs, and they need to prove that they have the required skills and training. This is called certification. Find out if you need to be certified to do your job here.
The Land Now Known as Whistler
With respect and gratitude, we operate, and are fortunate to be able to live, work and play on the land now known as Whistler, which lies in the shared unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and Lil̓wat7úl (Lil’wat) Nation.
If you have the chance to live or visit Whistler, take the opportunity to gain deeper knowledge of the authentic Indigenous people, traditions and connection to the land in Whistler by visiting the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
Handy hints to get you started!
When moving to a new place it can be difficult to know where to start. So, we’ve put together some handy resources and info to help get you started and find your bearings.
This digital handbook has everything to set you up for success and get you settled faster. From setting up a bank account, to finding local services community groups, events and more!
Social Insurance #
When you arrive you will need to get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) in order to work in Canada. You can do through Service Canada at the Chamber monthly.
Annual Ski Pass
The Whistler Blackcomb Spirit Pass is the only annual ski pass available all season. You can get your 2022/23 Spirit Pass by registering for The Whistler Experience® Program.
Get a glimpse into the resort, stay up to date on happenings in Whistler’s business community, and start building connections by following The Chamber on socials!
Are you an Employer in Whistler?
Post a job on our jobs board, access our Labour Cheat Sheet, Immigration Roadmap, Recruitment & Retention Toolkit and more essential resources.
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