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.
New to Whistler?
Handy Hints to Get You Started!
- 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.
- When you arrive you will need to get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) in order to work in Canada. Service Canada offer their services to citizens and visitors in-person in Whistler once a month at the in the Whistler Chamber. For a full list of dates and times visit the Service Canada page on the our website (News & Resources > Service Canada). Alternatively, contact Service Canada at 1.800.206.7218, or visit their Squamish Office.
- Get settled and find your bearings faster by reading the Whistler Navigator published by the Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS).
Resources for Immigrants
Immigration Roadmap – Work Permit
A Work Permit authorizes a foreign worker to work in Canada temporarily. Work permits may be open or employer specific. Employers can hire temporary workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) or the International Mobility Program (IMP).
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 the CELPIP 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?
Training and Certification
- Having a Food Safe certification is legal requirement for food handlers (cooks, managers, servers and dishwashers) in BC and is offered at the Whistler Chamber on a regular basis. Click here for more information.
- The Whistler Chamber offers a variety of training and workshops that can help you prepare to work in Whistler.
There is an endless list of businesses and industries to work for in Whistler. There are restaurants, bars, coffee shops, tour operators & activity providers, a movie theatre, recreation centre, retails stores, hotels, office jobs, construction and cleaning jobs as well as working for the mountain, Whistler Blackcomb.
Our online Job Board is the best resource for finding work in Whistler!
Are you an employer in Whistler?
Head over to our Employer Resource page to access our Labour Cheat Sheet, Immigration Roadmap, Recruitment & Retention Toolkit and more essential resources.
If you’re hiring, ensure your current openings are listed on our Job Board. Questions? Contact us at (604) 932-5922