Employment and Study
The resort town of Banff is especially popular with young workers from across Canada and beyond. Aside from Help Wanted ads in local papers, a good place to start looking for work is the Job Resource Centre (314 Marten St., Banff, 403/760-3311, www.jobresourcecentre.com). The Web page www.banff.ca/work_in_banff.htm has some great information about working in the resort town.
International visitors wishing to work or study in Canada must obtain authorization before entering the country. Authorization to work will only be granted if no qualified Canadians are available for the work in question. Applications for work and study are available from all Canadian embassies and must be submitted with a nonrefundable processing fee. The Canadian government has a reciprocal agreement with Australia for a limited number of holiday work visas to be issued each year. Australian citizens aged 30 and under are eligible; contact your nearest Canadian embassy or consulate. For general information on immigrating to Canada, contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada (www.cic.gc.ca).
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition