Employment Resources in Whistler and Pemberton

Although, visitors are coming to Whistler all year, there are some quieter months (between the September Labour Day weekend and the middle of December and then again in the Spring between Easter and July 1st ) when the resort slows down with less visitors and many seasonal jobs end. There are often fewer shifts available so you need to plan your money to live through these times. Many people work several jobs to keep the money coming in when they can.

The main resource to find jobs in Whistler and Pemberton is WorkBC. Visit their offices at Training Innovations in Function Junction in Whistler, or attend the WorkBC free drop-in sessions at the

  • Whistler Public Library: Mondays 3-6pm
  • Pemberton Public Library: Thursdays 2-4pm

Online Resources

  • WorkBC Job Search Tool
  • The Working in British Columbia, Canada Tool
  • Job Bank
  • Service Canada
  • The Pique and the Whistler Question are great resources for job listings, both online and in print.
  • Whistler Blackcomb hold a Job Fair every fall before ski season. Click here for more details or call WB Recruitment at 604-938-7557.
  • Whistler Employment Services Centre will help you with information on jobs, resume writing, career counseling, and more. Access to computers, printers, faxes, photocopiers, and expert job search advice is available on a drop in basis, no appointment needed. The Centre is run by Training Innovations and is located in Function Junction. There is also a centre in Squamish. For more information call 604-932-1600.
  • Whistler Chamber of Commerce Job Board
  • Have a business idea?  You may be eligible for a startup loan. For help with starting your own business, click here for the Community Futures website.
  • Are you a tradesperson, or want to be? To explore this career, see: BCJobsplan – Trades

Job Phone Lines: Fairmont Chateau Whistler 604-938-2200 Whistler/Blackcomb 604-938-7367

Skilled Immigrant Info Centre – Vancouver Public Library

The Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is a free service that will assist newcomers in gathering and understanding the often complex amount of labour market information they need to seek employment in a trade or profession that uses their previous skills, knowledge and experience. The InfoCentre does not assess foreign credentials. They can provide referrals to agencies and organisations who specialise in credential assessment. The Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is on Level 4 of the Central Library, 350 West Georgia St (between Robson and Georgia on Homer) and they are happy to help the residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor. It is open during the hours that the Central Library is open: Monday to Thursday, 10am – 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, 12pm – 5pm. Services are available in English. You can attend at any time or call 604 331 3603 for more information.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to gain Canadian experience, you will also meet new people and have fun at the same time.  Many employers look for volunteer experience when hiring, so be sure to include this on your resume.  There are many different organizations and festivals that depend on volunteers. Click here to find out about volunteer opportunities.