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Old 03-22-2015, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How hard would it be to show up in Whistler, no job, no place to stay..

And get settled and then stay for one season?

That is my plan for next year.
I just hope there is snow next year . . . watching this year has me scared.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends if u are female or not and have social skills and something to offer.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I honestly don't know if it could possibly be much worse, not until there is a fair bit more damage done by climate change.

You could do it but it depends on your personality and resources. Whistler is in BC. IE: Bring Cash, that's what this place is all about.
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let me guess... aussie?
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Piece of piss as long you are not expecting everything to be a cake walk or a princess' castle. And, realistically, as long as you don't come at the wrong time. Lots of people were complaining at the start of this Winter about accommodation being hard to find, but arrived well after the season started (I'm fully aware there are exceptions to every rule so no offense to any one where it simply didn't work out. But the generalisation stands). There's always work, as long you are willing to actually work rather than only accept the perfect job. Too many people want it all on their terms and turn their nose up when things aren't just so instead of taking what you can get - you can always keep looking then and you are far more likely to find the job you want when you have one. And to be honest, most of them will have gotten sorted in the end too. Accommodation was in short supply, jobs not so much.

Best bet is arrive early October, and have money to last you until mid November as a lot of jobs won't start until then. But arrive then to sort accommodation, attend job fairs, pound the pavement for work etc. Don't arrange accommodation ahead of time (bar the hostel for your first week or something), lots of scams. And put the effort in when you get here. You'll be fine.

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let me guess... aussie?
Nope, Toronto kid inspired by the Aussies.

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Piece of piss as long you are not expecting everything to be a cake walk or a princess' castle. And, realistically, as long as you don't come at the wrong time. Lots of people were complaining at the start of this Winter about accommodation being hard to find, but arrived well after the season started (I'm fully aware there are exceptions to every rule so no offense to any one where it simply didn't work out. But the generalisation stands). There's always work, as long you are willing to actually work rather than only accept the perfect job. Too many people want it all on their terms and turn their nose up when things aren't just so instead of taking what you can get - you can always keep looking then and you are far more likely to find the job you want when you have one. And to be honest, most of them will have gotten sorted in the end too. Accommodation was in short supply, jobs not so much.

Best bet is arrive early October, and have money to last you until mid November as a lot of jobs won't start until then. But arrive then to sort accommodation, attend job fairs, pound the pavement for work etc. Don't arrange accommodation ahead of time (bar the hostel for your first week or something), lots of scams. And put the effort in when you get here. You'll be fine.

I'll do whatever I gotta do to make it work.
Thanks for the timing advise - one of my friends who has lived in Whis advised the exact same thing.

Ultimately, I will do whatever work I can find, but my goal is to find a job as a dishwasher or something like that for one of the heli/cat ski vacation places. Otherwise, any job where I have the days to ride would be awesome, but I hear those are hard to find and in high demand.
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I'll do whatever I gotta do to make it work.
Thanks for the timing advise - one of my friends who has lived in Whis advised the exact same thing.

Ultimately, I will do whatever work I can find, but my goal is to find a job as a dishwasher or something like that for one of the heli/cat ski vacation places. Otherwise, any job where I have the days to ride would be awesome, but I hear those are hard to find and in high demand.
Since you're wondering now and using the internet... why not start looking for a job? You can also find a room to rent as well.

ex: http://ca.indeed.com/jobs-in-Whistler,-BC there may be something that you can qualify for.

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Yeah - if you're talking about next year, why wouldn't you do some planning, line up a job and a place in advance?

Start saving now. That way you'll have $$ to last you a month or two while you sort out a job

In the fall, Whistler holds interviews / job-fairs in Toronto.

Good luck!
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And get settled and then stay for one season?

That is my plan for next year.
I just hope there is snow next year . . . watching this year has me scared.
Why would you come up as if you had no planning....... when you are already planning it for next season? You're already planning it. So why not start looking for all those things you're likely to need.

My guess is the earlier you arrive the better. And yes, it is expensive.
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Nope, Toronto kid inspired by the Aussies.




I'll do whatever I gotta do to make it work.
I'm sure someone will pay you for handy jobs.
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