Employment

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For the 2013-2014 winter, we are looking for individuals who are committed to providing quality guest service with a smile and enthusiasm. Our most important asset is our incredible staff!

If you are interested in joining our staff, there is a Job Fair on Sunday November 24th, 2013 at the West Kelowna Holiday Inn from 1pm to 5pm.

Commuting from Westbank “West Kelowna” or Kelowna is necessary as we do not have on hill accommodation at this time. An option is to live in West Kelowna or Kelowna, with a population of 155,000 in the heart of one of Canada’s best wine and fruit growing areas. Excellent urban facilities, beautiful views of Lake Okanagan, and a great night life in Kelowna it makes it a perfect choice for those who cannot live without all of those city amenities.

To check out Kelowna, here are two great links: www.welcometowestbank.com/ www.city.kelowna.bc.ca

Accommodation, Cost of Living and Wages

The fall and early ski season are very busy times at Crystal Mountain Resort. Many prospective employees are arriving for job interviews and work. Currently Crystal Mountain does not provide staff accommodation. We recommend that you arrive with pre-booked accommodation.

The average entry level job at Crystal Mountain has a starting wage of $10.25 per hour and most staff work from 28 to 40 hours per week.

The average employee pays from $450 to $550 per month for shared accommodations. This ranges from several friends renting a house to two to four folks renting a one-bedroom condo. To help you in your search here are a couple of links for hostels Kelowna International Hostel or Same Sun Hostel.

Crystal’s winter season can start as early as mid November or as late as mid December. Because of this, some time can pass between your successful job interview and your employment start date. To deal with this time you should come with sufficient money to carry you for at least one month.

Employee Benefits and Discount Program

For all full time employees who commit to a full season at Crystal Mountain Resort, the skiing and riding is free. You’ll receive a complimentary mountain staff season pass. This pass gives you access to great Canadian powder and terrain that varies from well groomed cruisers to some challenging winter terrain. The staff pass gives you deals that includes discounts on skis and snowboards, other retail items, rentals and great lessons.

In addition, Crystal Mountain employees are eligible to ski and ride for free or at great discounted rates at over twenty ski resorts spread across British Columbia, Alberta.

Personal Grooming

At Crystal Mountain Resort we always work to project a positive image for ourselves and for the resort. We welcome guests from all over the world and we rely on our team members to use good judgment and commit to their position at Crystal Mountain. To help accomplish this, all Crystal Mountain staff must maintain a professional, clean, crisp appearance.

Foreign Applicants

To work at Crystal Mountain Resort, you must be a Canadian citizen or you must have a valid Canadian Visa and Work Permit. All foreign workers must present a Canadian Visa and Work Permit, a Canadian Social Insurance Number, or proof that you have already applied for your Canadian Social Insurance Number and a copy of your travel insurance.

Getting all of these items together can take some time; so start early. Here are some tips: To apply for your Canadian Visa and Work Permit, you must contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your country. Please remember that the application process can take several weeks or months. To help you, here are some links:

General Canadian Visa Information

Holiday Work Visa information for Australia

Holiday Work Visa information for New Zealand

Holiday Work Visa information for the United Kingdom, Ireland and Sweden

Holiday Work Visa information for France

Holiday Work Visa information for Germany and the Netherlands

Holiday Work Visa information for Japan

Please note that Crystal Mountain Ski Resort DOES NOT give letters of offer to foreign workers.

You should immediately apply for your Canadian Social Insurance Number upon your arrival in Canada. You can apply from your home country but it involves a lengthy process. To find the closest Human Resources Department of Canada office when you arrive in Canada and to understand the application process go to: http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca

All foreign applicants must provide proof of valid traveler’s insurance for the duration of your employment with Crystal Mountain. Medical coverage is an important consideration for all foreign travelers while in Canada.

How to Apply

Read through the descriptions (below) and choose the ones that look like a good match to your skills and personality. Please remember that a commitment to quality guest service and a welcoming smile are the cornerstones of every job at Crystal Mountain.

When you have selected the jobs that interest you go to the online application form. Please give us all the information that you think we need to understand what a great applicant you really are!

Please note that when job descriptions ask for specific experience or qualifications you must have those requirements to be considered for that specific job.

Crystal Mountain will contact all applicants who are selected to schedule an in-person job interview. If you apply early in the summer months, please be prepared for a little wait while our managers and supervisors review the many applications that come in.

Job Fair

OUR JOB FAIR WILL BE NOVEMBER 24, 2013 SUNDAY FROM 1-5 AT THE West Kelowna HOLIDAY INN.SEE YOU THEN. Please bring your resume and be ready for an interview.

For more information phone us at (250) 768-5189 or email geniem@crystalresort.com.

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Crystal Mountain                                           
Box 26044
Westbank, BC
V4T 2G3          

Tel. (250)768-5189                                          

Fax (250)768-3755                         

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Crystal Mountain Team.