RO Sponsored Resort Program

RO Sponsored Resort Program - Working holiday program , skiing and snowboarding

RO Sponsored Resort Program

Price starts from $3,249

This package is part of the Canada Working Holiday Program for applicants from American citizens and the YMA countries, who need to be nominated to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the Working Holiday visa. This package is eligible to Second Timers and participants, who have exceeded the age limit, as well as American citizens who can’t apply directly.

Our Resort Program includes a job placement at a Canadian resort in the field of hospitality/tourism for the winter or summer season.

Please note: As we have reached our quota, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 season. Sign up for our newsletter to be informed when the 2024 season opens.


RO Sponsored Resort Program - Included Services

Assistance with application documents and interview prep

Job placement in a hospitality position at a Canadian resort for the winter or summer season

Access to exclusive “Canada Working Holiday Guide” portal, which includes:

  • Four recorded job workshops on how to write a Canadian resume, how to apply for a job and how to prepare for a job interview
  • Group Discussion Forum
  • Insider’s Guide with resources for job hunt

Nomination with International Experience Canada (IEC) and sponsorship as Recognized Organization (RO) – also possible for a Second Participation in the program

Access to GO International Adviser for general assistance

GO International Application Guide

Referral to Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) for optional immigration assistance with IEC Work Permit application

Support from GO International staff throughout the whole duration of your program (e.g. 24/7 emergency number, e-mail and phone support and in-person assistance in GO International offices in Vancouver and Toronto).

Hospitality job at a Canadian resort and subsidized staff housing (if available)

“Living and Working in Canada” Orientation session online

Access to exclusive GO International’s Hot Jobs List with currently available jobs (suitable to newcomers to Canada)

Assistance with Social Insurance Number, bank account, mobile phone contract etc.

Connection to immigration and visa services and legal advisors (if needed)

Exclusive newsletters with information about immigration options, COVID regulations, government benefits etc.

Internet, printing and fax access (at special rates) at any GO International office

Mail holding service, so you have a contact address as soon as you arrive

Walking Tour of Downtown Vancouver

Social activities ranging from pub nights to ski trips in Vancouver, Whistler and Toronto

Accommodation (if not offered by your employer or after job placement)

Medical Travel Insurance

English Language ClassesWork and Study courses, Pathway programs and Canadian Volunteer options at discounted rate.

Government Costs:

  • International Experience Canada Participation fee
  • Open work permit holder fee
  • Biometrics fee

Personal Costs:

  • Travel expenses
  • Medical Travel insurance
  • Accommodation costs
  • Personal expenses

Requirements to be eligible for the Working Holiday Visa

Age Range: 18 – 35 (inclusive; some countries have an age limit of 30, unless you participate through a Recognized Organization like GO International)
Maximum Duration: 12 or 24 months from date of entry into Canada (depends on agreement with home country)
Location: You are free to live and work anywhere during your time in Canada.
Visa Required: Work Permit obtained under the Working Holiday Category of the International Experience Canada Initiative

  • Be a citizen of any of the many countries that have signed a working holiday agreement with Canada:
    Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA*.
    * GO International has a special agreement regarding visas with the USA.
  • Hold a valid passport of your home country
  • Possess sufficient funds to cover expenses in Canada for the first 3 months of the stay (CAD $2,500)
  • Have comprehensive health insurance coverage (including repatriation) valid for the whole duration of the stay (Canadian medical coverage not sufficient)

Requirements to be eligible for the Resort placement

Minimum job duration: 3-4 months
Start Dates: 
April to June (summer season) and October to December (winter season)
Resorts across Canada (Whistler, Lake Louise, Banff etc.; location may vary depending on your profile)
Job placement: You will be placed in a hospitality position (Housekeeping, Front Desk, Food & Beverage, Customer Service etc.) at a Canadian resort for at least minimum wage.

  • Be eligible for the Canada Working Holiday visa
  • Have intermediate English skills or be willing to take an ESL course (if you are not an English native speaker, you will have to prove this by doing an online test)
  • Proof of at least 1 year of relevant work experience in hospitality or tourism
This Program is for participants who need RO support to be in the pool process to receive their invitation to apply (ITA). If you have already received your Invitation to Apply for your Canadian work permit and you are seeking job placement and settlement in Canada services, then have a look at our Non-Sponsored Program options.