All international candidates must be eligible to work in Canada either with a work permit or with permanent residence documents. Due to the unpredictable nature of work permit processing timelines, we are pleased to work with candidates on securing a start date in the event that it needs to be adjusted.
International Experience Canada (IEC)
Through bilateral youth mobility arrangements and agreements with different countries around the world, Canadians and non-Canadians can travel and work in each other’s countries for 1-2 years. The three experience pools include: Working Holiday Visa, International Co-Op & Young Professionals.
At this time, we do not support work permit applications with employment offers for candidates in the hiring process. All work permit and permanent resident processes are subject to change based on government regulations.
Working Holiday Visa
This open work permit allows you to work for multiple employers in Canada during your visa duration. You need to be approved for a working holiday visa before you can accept a job at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
If you are a student currently studying at a post-secondary education institution you may be able to get valuable work experience in your field of study with an International Co-Op work permit. You will need a job offer before you can apply for this type of permit.
You can gain Canadian work experience with the Young Professional work permit. The job must have a certain classification to be eligible for this type of visa and you will require a job offer before you can apply for this type of permit.
For details about IEC work permits or to determine if your country is eligible please follow the link below.
International New Colleagues
If you are new to Canada, there are a few items that are important for you to obtain prior to starting work with us.
This was likely given to you upon your entry into Canada. Please make sure you bring this on your first day as Talent & Culture will need a copy.
Social Insurance Number (SIN)
You must be assigned a Social Insurance Number (SIN) before you can begin your first day of work. This number can be obtained by visiting a Service Canada Office in Canada. The closest Service Canada Office to Lake Louise is approximately 45 minutes away in Canmore.
Canadian Bank Account
It important to open up a bank account at a Canadian bank within the first few days of arriving. A Canadian bank account is crucial in order to pay you. While you are there, be sure to obtain a Direct Deposit Authorization form or Void Cheque. This provides the company with the information to directly deposit your pay into the account.