TIPS FOR APPLYING

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

RULES OF PLAY

Essentials

All applicants need the following to be considered to be offered a position:

  • Canadian Citizen or hold a Canadian Work Permit valid for the duration of the position (must be approved prior to interview)
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Criminal Record Check (we must see the original or a copy) Meet the Grooming Policy

For inquiries on obtaining a work permit for Canada, please visit the Immigration, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or contact your nearest Canadian Visa office for more information.  

Grooming Policy

We rely on your good judgment and commitment to maintain a professional, well-groomed appearance while at work. Each employee is expected to practice good habits of grooming and personal hygiene. Please review our full grooming policy prior to applying.

  • Hair must be neat and tidy at all times.
  • You must be clean-shaven every day.
  • Jewelry should be worn in moderation, in good taste and must not interfere with job function or safety.
  • Smoking Policy: Whistler Blackcomb supports a “Clean Air Mountain” experience. Employees are not permitted to smoke while in uniform or in public view.
  • Any tattoos that could reasonably offend a guest or fellow employee must be covered at all times while at work.

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Overview
Whistler Blackcomb is a year round resort and hires throughout the year. Positions that need to be filled immediately can be found in the current posting’s tab on our employment page. We only consider applications submitted through our website - we do not accept resumes in person, via email or by fax.

Please click the above tabs to see how each application process differs.

If you have any recruiting related questions/inquiries, or are experiencing any problems copying and pasting your resume, please contact Employee Experience at 604-938-7557 or wbrecruiting@vailresorts.com

Current Postings
When considering a position listed in our Current Postings:

  • You can apply for up to three positions at a time (this is not mandatory). However, Your applciation is reviewed one job at a time so please be mindful of the closing dates and your preference if you are selecting more than one position. (ie if you are not successful for your first choice, your second choice will then be activated if it is still available.)
  • If a position is classified as "INTERNAL ONLY", you must currently be working for Whistler Blackcomb or you must have worked for Whistler Blackcomb within the last 18 months.
  • If a closing date shows April 16th note the posting will actually close on April 15th at midnight.
  • All Whistler Blackcomb postings show a closing date; however, depending on the volume of applications we receive, we may close a posting early. We strongly recommend that you apply for a position as soon as you see it to avoid missing out on the opportunity
     

Job Fairs

  • Positions under the Job Fairs button are for fairs held across Canada. All positions have the same interview date and location.
  • You can apply to one position/division in one job fair location only. If you are interested in more than one area please note your preferences in your cover letter.
  • We will try to give you the best chance for success, if you have applied for a position but we feel you may be a better fit we may change your selection.

International Applicants

All applicants for Whistler Blackcomb need to have the legal right to work in Canada before we can extend a job offer.

This means you need to be a Canadian Citizen or the holder of a Canadian Work Permit.

Things to consider:

  • If you have Canadian dual citizenship then you should have the legal right to work in Canada – however, please note that if you haven’t formally applied for your Canadian Citizenship, this can take several months to obtain. We won’t be able to give you a job offer until you have confirmation of your Canadian Citizenship. Please either consult with an immigration lawyer or the Canadian Immigration Website www.cic.gc.ca if you have any queries or questions about this.
  • If you need to apply for a work permit then please also consult with either an immigration lawyer or the Canadian Immigration Website www.cic.gc.ca before applying to a role with us.
  • Typically Whistler Blackcomb will not sponsor work permits, this means that we will not be able to provide you with a job offer prior to you obtaining your work permit.
  • From time to time we are given the opportunity to provide a small number of 12-month work permits for US Citizens moving into Chef or Lead Cook positions, in this instance we would be offering work permits to candidates who are experienced in this field of work. If you see a Chef or Lead Cook position that is of interest to you please explain in your application whether or not you would need support obtaining a Canadian Work Permit.
  • Applying for your Canadian Citizenship or a Canadian Work Permit can take many months – please take this into account when thinking about making a move to Canada, for example, if you want to be here for a winter season you should start thinking about the immigration process maybe 12 months in advance to account for the immigration processing times, potential delays and then organizing accommodation.

Vail Resorts is an EEO Employer – Vets/Disabled.