International Staff

Why We Hire International Staff

While many of our staff are returning campers, each summer we also play host to a solid community of staff from around the world. International staff are a critical part of our camp. They bring fresh perspectives, new energy and expose our campers to new people and ideas; all of which help make camp a better place.

We welcome all international staff applicants provided they meet our requirements and are able to communicate effectively in English.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only hire staff who are able to be at camp for the duration of the camp season. In 2018, the dates for staff will be from June 24 – August 17.

For most international staff, we will help you with arranging visas and work permits, however there will still be things you’ll need to take care of on your own.

There are a few things to consider before planning to work in or visit Canada:

Working Holiday Visa

In general, a Working Holiday Visa allows you to work and travel more casually in Canada. Most staff choose this over a Work Permit as it allows them the flexibility to travel before or after camp, or work elsewhere in Canada during their stay.

So long as you meet certain country-specific criteria, citizens of the following countries are eligible for a Working Holiday Visa:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Citizens of the United States: Please contact us about what you’ll need to do to work in Canada.

Age limits are from 18-30 for most countries; 18-35 for citizens of Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Switzerland. Some countries’ programs specify that the applicant must be a full-time student; others do not, and some have separate programmes for students and non-students. The type of work allowed and the maximum duration of stay depends on the applicant’s country of residence.

Specific information for each country can be found on the International Experience Canada site.

Canadian Work Permits/Visas

In cases where you’re unable to get a Working Holiday Visa, we suggest you contact the Canadian Embassy in your country to find out what you’ll need to work in Canada.

If you find that you do need a Temporary Work Permit to work in Canada, please keep in mind that these take time to process. In some cases, these processing times might make it impossible to work at camp. Check with the Canadian Embassy in your country.

More Work Permit information at: Immigration Canada.


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