Job Seekers: We list some jobs available on this page, but you might wish to send us your resume with cover letter and references and we may be able to help you find full time, part-time or work-for-stay employment at hostels that may not be listed on the page.

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Bear on the Lake, Cape Breton Island Le Gîte du Plateau Mont-Royal

Planete Backpackers, Quebec City Tundra Inn, Churchill Manitoba

Bonavista Hostel, Bonavista NL Black Rooster Guesthouse, Prince Rupert

Raging Elk Adventure Lodge, Fernie BC

Work-For-Stay Offered

Bear on the Lake, Cape Breton Island Ocean Island Inn, Victoria BC

Polar Bear Bed and Breakfast, Churchill Manitoba Up The Creek Backpackers, Robert's Creek BC

Bear on the Lake: Work for Carpenter-Handyman! (Updated March 16th 2015)

We’re looking for someone with carpentry, building and/or maintenance experience at Bear on the Lake Guesthouse – HI Cape Breton Island

We can offer a comfortable bed, delicious meals, free biking and kayaking, free wifi, free coffee and tea, courtesy phone and pay in exchange for 6-8 hours per day. You can also choose to work less and take care of your own meals if you prefer.

On days off, you'll be able to hike, swim, beach lounge, bike and tour around the Cabot Trail and Bras d'Or Lakes

Please call Carman toll free at 1.866.718.5253 or email

Experienced Line/prep Cooks, Housekeepers and servers at Tundra Inn Hostel, Churchill MB at Tundra Inn Hostel, Churchill MB (updated March 8th 2017)

Churchill, MB, is a remote community, located on the coast of the Hudson Bay. It is a mecca for the adventurous seeking Arctic Wildlife, Northern Lights, and a unique Cultural experience. If Polar Bears, Beluga Whales, and Northern Lights are on your Canadian Bucket list, then Churchill is the place for you! Come join 'team Tundra' and work in our 7 bedroom Tundra House Hostel, 31 room hotel, and awesome seasonal pub and restaurant.

We are looking for team players and experienced housekeepers, kitchen prep and serving staff, with the positions starting in June/July 2017 . Couples & friends welcome to apply, and shared staff housing is available.

We will also be seeking more hard working team players for 'Polar Bear Season' (October & November) in 2017. Experienced housekeepers, kitchen prep, line cooks and servers! Shared Staff housing is available.

Questions? Interested? Or simply know that you are the right fit for us? Please send resumes to

Tour Guide / Driver wanted in East Newfoundland Bonavista Hostel, Bonavista. (Updated March 15th, 2015)

Bonavista Hostel is looking for a tour guide / driver for Newfoundland East. A person would need a Newfoundland driver's license for insurance purposes, but we are willing to help with that if you have a Canadian Driver's License, class 4 (minibus or limousine). You would also need a medical.

The position is for June to September 2015.

Payment includes $250 to $350 / week plus all expenses paid.

Call or email us (Shirran's taxi or Bonavista Hostel) today. (709) 468-7741 or .

Planete Backpackers Hostel, Quebec City: Job Description: Reception, Cleaning, Security, and Phone (2 Positions available). Also need an experienced cook for our new restaurant. We also need a bartender and some maintenanace people. So there are several positions available (updated May 4th 2016).

Starting spring till fall

Part-time 6 hours per day from 16h00 to 21h00

Full time job--lodging included, minimum 4 weeks

Interested? contact Pierre 418 264-4615 or email at .

Housekeeper wanted in Churchill, Manitoba at Polar Bear Bed and Breakfast (updated May 4th 2016).

Housekeeper wanted in Churchill, Manitoba. Approximately two hours each day in exchange for free room and board. Depending on the season you may get to see polar bears, beluga whales, and northern lights.

Please contact Don at

Paid receptionist position at Le Gîte du Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal.

Principales fonctions
Compléter les arrivées et départs des clients; effectuer la facturation et réception des paiements; procéder aux réservations téléphoniques et électroniques; faire la lessive; superviser le petit déjeuner; collaborer avec le département de l'entretien ménager; donner des informations touristiques; offrir un service à la clientèle exceptionnel.

Exigences et conditions de travail
Niveau d'études : Collégial, études en tourisme et hôtellerie souhaités Terminé

Années d'expérience reliées à l'emploi :1 à 6 mois d'expérience
Description des compétences : expérience pertinente dans le monde du voyage et du service à la clientèle; minimum 3 mois d'expérience comme réceptionniste d'un établissement hôtelier; présentation soignée; bonne gestion du stress; grande disponibilité et flexibilité; aimer le travail d'équipe; être autonome.

Langues parlées et écrites: français et anglais
Statut d'emploi : temps plein, jour, soir, fin de semaine
Précisions : horaire entre 27 et 35 heures/semaine
Date prévue d'entrée en fonction : Mai

For further information or to apply please contact Carl. Send us an email at or call toll-free at 1-877-350-4483 ou Montréal (514) 284-1276

***Work at Ocean Island Backpackers Inn in 2018 - Downtown Victoria BC!***

Enjoy the best of the city and country! Relax in our friendly and modern backpackers. Tour our historic city that's got everything you need in a compact center- Chinatown, nightlife, museums, cafes, shops, etc. Access to ocean beaches, fantastic forests, lakes, rivers and mountains is minutes away by walking, bikes and public transportation.

The backpackers is located in a fully renovated 1891 heritage building close to all the action of the city as well as wonderful parks the beach and hiking trails. We are a family-owned business with approximately 30 employees, and our mission is to provide a friendly and welcoming home away from home to a wide variety of travelers from around the world.

"Ocean Island is more than a hostel, it's an experience - an experience akin to being kidnapped by 100 of your closest friends...This funky, multicolored sleepover is a labyrinth of small dorms and private rooms.... There's a large communal kitchen on the ground floor and a licensed lounge for breakfast, quiz nights and live music."
- Lonely Planet 12th Edition

If you’re interested in our casual workers program, we have room year-round. The jobs vary depending on our needs at the particular time, but include:

  • Housekeeping (cleaning rooms, bathrooms, common areas, laundry, etc);
  • Painting and other minor maintenance work;
  • Gardening (seasonal);
  • Translation, and Internet research;
  • Let us know of any other skills you possess – we might be able to use them!

Jobs vary from 20 to 40 hours per week, depending on the type of work, how much you want to work and how long you are staying. Our most typical position is 20 hours of housekeeping a week. We ask for a minimum commitment of three weeks. All you need is to be legally entitled to work in Canada (meaning you have a valid Social Insurance Number), and be able to speak basic English. Casual work can also lead to permanent positions in front desk, the kitchen, bar, etc.

Here’s what you get in exchange:

  • A special discounted staff rate on accommodation in one of our dorms (we have men’s, women’s and co-ed), or possibly a private room (in the winter, depending on what type of work you’re doing and the length of your stay). Breakfast, dinner and a nightly cocktail are also included.
  • After you have paid for your accommodation, you will get $60 a week spending money (for 20 hour a week jobs) or up to $280 a week if you work more hours.
  • A fun work environment living and working with cool cats from around the world.

We look forward to meeting you!

Black Rooster Guesthouse is looking for front desk people for a year-round position. The main job responsibilities include answering phones, bookings/reservations, fulfilling inquiries and dealing with clients. We also have work-for-stay positions. In the case of work-for-stay, we expect about 3 hours per day of work in exchange. Please contact us to discuss details. Black Rooster Guesthouse, Prince Rupert, BC (updated Nov. 22nd 2017)

Please send resumes to Bozina at or call 1-866-371-5337.

Vacancy: One or Two Work'N'Stay Positions at Up the Creek Backpackers Bed and Breakfast, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, B.C. (updated May 5th 2016)

When: Year Round

Do you want to spend some time in the best village on B.C.'s beautiful Sunshine Coast? A scenic 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver, situated on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Up The Creek Backpackers B&B is 14km from the ferry terminal at Langdale. It is a charismatic, family-run cedar house nestled amongst many large cedar and fir trees, and is an easy 10-minute walk to the "Heart of the Roberts Creek". We have some of the best mountain biking trails, diving, kayaking and hiking on the West Coast and the month of August is one of the sweetest times to come and see us. Local farmers markets, outdoor music, artisans and galleries around every corner.

If you love the West Coast and want to spend at least two weeks here with us, see the details below for an opportunity not to be missed:


Work is expected for 4 hours per day (6 hours from a couple staying), for 5 days per week. This will generally be mornings between 9am-1pm, and will include a Thursday, Friday & Sunday, the other two days by arrangement.

Work duties will include cleaning, gardening, building maintenance, lawn care, painting, planting, pruning, chopping/stacking firewood, fruit harvest, bike cleaning, and various related projects. If you have a specific skill set, please let us know, so that we can put your skills to best use.

In return for your 15 hours per week, Up The Creek will provide you with free accommodation in our 14' travel trailer within the 1/2 acre garden. This trailer is equipped with two fold out beds, a propane stove, electricity including fridge, cold water services, electric heater and possibly a chemical toilet. It is 75' away from the main house, and has uninterrupted views of the garden. The "Work and Stay" traveler also gets use of the main backpacker accommodation, including free wireless internet, free local telephone, free loaner bikes, all as per the main website. Please note that laundry use is not included. Please note that this opportunity is available year-round, but is not available to persons without an off-Coast residential address.

Details can also be found at our website at Email Martin at or give us a call at 1-877-885-8100.

Paid summer staff wanted for all front desk / housekeeping at Raging Elk Adventure Lodge, Fernie BC, starting immediately! (Updated Jan. 9th, 2017)

Do you want to stay and play while earning a wage in beautiful Fernie BC?

We are currently looking for a couple to work 4 morning shifts per week in the position of reception and cleaning.

This can lead to a summer position as well.

Rate of pay $11.35 per hour and free rent in a private room

For further information or to apply with resume please email Sadie.

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