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Winter Season: November  – April

Summer Season: May  – October

Province: Alberta

Accommodation: Yes, on site

Min Age: 19

Jobs: Barista, Barperson, Bellperson, Busperson, Central Service Agent, Concierge, General Cook, Guest Service Agent, Health Club Attendant, Outlet Host, Outlet Server, Public Areas Houseperson, Room Attendant, Steward

Interview Locations: Online via Zoom or in person in Australian in March or June

Ski Pass: No Ski Pass is provided by the Fairmont Chateau Japser. This is more of a remote location compared to Banff Springs or Lake Louise. However the hotel offers significantly discounted tickets/passes for staff to Marmot Basin which is only 30 minutes away and has 7 Ski Lifts and over 90 runs. The cost of this can be deducted from your wages over the season (payroll deduction).

Located in the heart of Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge offers a quintessentially Canadian experience. The town of Jasper is cited as “Canada’s Cabin Capital” and Jasper Park Lodge leans into this nickname with their luxurious cabin-style rooms.

While gaining incredible hospitality experience with a world-class brand, employees of the lodge also love to take advantage of the outdoor lifestyle Jasper allows. This includes skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating and cross country skiing in the winters. In the summer’s time is spent hiking, camping, biking and paddling the pristine emerald lakes surrounding the lodge.

Jasper Park Lodge has refined their colleague benefits program to ensure you are getting the most of your time with us. This includes, subsidized staff accommodation, daily meals in our staff cafeteria, discounts at hotel restaurants, our spa and golf course, discounted travel at Fairmont and Accor properties in Canada and around the globe and much more.


Double / Triple Occupancy Apartments

Convenient, onsite, double or triple occupancy rooms are available for all new colleagues. Rooms include a living room, private bathroom and kitchen area including a stove, fridge and sink.

Cost: $7-$9 day per person

Colleague Facilities:

  • Outdoor Quad Court
  • Beach Volleyball Court
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Staff Gym
  • Rest & Relaxation Room
  • Wellness Room


Subsidised Staff Housing
Subsidised on-site, furnished accommodations are available for as little as $7-9/day.

Discounted Ski & Golf Passes
Discounted Marmot Basin ski passes and discounted Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf passes are available for employees at significantly discounted rates, and can be paid for through payroll deductions.

Ski Hill & Town Transportation
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is happy to provide complimentary shuttle transportation to colleagues from the lodge into the town of Jasper as well as Marmot Basin ski hill.

Staff Cafeteria
Hot meals can be purchased for as little as $4.00.

Destination Travel Program
Discounted stays and experiences at all Fairmont and Accor properties around the globe.

Free Outdoor Gear Rental
We offer free outdoor sport rentals to our colleagues from staff services, these include: bikes and helmets, volleyballs and basketballs, camping equipment like tents and sleeping bags, and much more!

Food & Beverage Discount
Employees enjoy a 25% discount in our hotel dining outlets (excluding Oka Sushi).

Colleague Events
To celebrate the hard work of our employees, the hotel will organize a series of colleague events throughout the year including festive galas, holiday events and golf tournaments.

Helpful Statistics on The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Size of Hotel: This property boasts 442 rooms.

Staff Housing: This location comes with shared staff housing onsite for all of our applicants. This property has a mix of private, twin and bunk rooms of 2-4 people. The housing is allocated by the hotel itself. You can put in a request for a room type once you have a job contract. The hotel does its best to accomodate all requests but room types cannot be guaranteed.

Nightlife:  Minimal – Your best chance to cut a rug or at least have a range of bars would be to head in to the township of Jasper, which is a 10min car ride away. Jasper is small but the bars can get lively after a certain hour of night!

Aussie saturation: Saturation of Aussies is small

Temperature: The temperature during the summer is lovely but can get nippy as soon as the sun dips below the mountains. In the winter this location can get down to -20 on a regular basis

Job Roles on offer: Predominantly housekeeping and back of house roles. There are limited front facing roles in the front of house for experienced hotel front desk applicants and a range of front and back of house food and beverage roles. The range and number of roles changes from season to season based on the number of returning staff.

Career progression: This employer is world renown so it will look great on your resume. For those looking to climb the management ladder, you will need to stick around for back to back seasons. Keep in mind Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is part of the Accor Group who operate various hotels around the world. Should your performance be outstanding you could transfer to an employer in your home country. Those wanting to start a career in hotels…our recommendation is start in Housekeeping. Why? Simply because when you get to be a front desk or hotel manager you will have complete appreciation and understanding of how the back of house operates.  You have the opportunity here to transfer to other Canadian locations like Lake Louise, Banff or Whistler.

Ski Pass: No. This property does offer a range of staff benefits – see Benefits Tab

Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a 10min drive from the local township of Jasper. The closest major airport would be Edmonton, which is 4hr drive, or you are  5hrs from Calgary international airport. This location is quite remote and great for those wanting to immerse themselves into nature.

Ongoing employment: The TWHC will assist with your first seasons contract. The ball is in your court – we help you get the job, you need to work hard to keep it. Ongoing extension of contracts are based on seasonal performance and at the determination of management, as is housing. Fairmont  Jasper Park Lodge operates year round.

Why go here? If your looking for an authentic Canadian experience, here ya go! The property is in a remote location which is suited to loads of wildlife spotting! This is a busy location but it is way less frantic as it is in its out in the middle of what feels like no-where! UNREAL!

If your looking for a new career – here you go! You can also internally transfer within the Fairmont network of hotels based on your performance every season!!! Once your visa expires, transfer back to your home country within the ACCOR Group network!

Why to avoid this place? Due to its location and known stature on the tourist circuit, this place is busy…especially in the summer with grey nomads on organised tours! There really isnt much in the way of negatives…its pretty killer.

If you aren’t good with cold weather – this may not be the place to be in the Winter!

The Working Holiday Club