Transportation and Guest Services Jobs in Whitehorse
Come and experience the land of the midnight sun.
Working for Whitehorse operations allows you the unique opportunity of working in the capital of the Yukon, with the benefit of being close to Alaska to explore the Last Frontier. We are a small city with all the conveniences you would require but a 5 minute drive puts you out in the great wilderness that surrounds our city. Through the variety of employment options we have, you will be able to help make our guests experience a once in a lifetime experience.
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Number of Employees
There are approximately 9 full-time seasonal employees that operate the transportation and guest services.
Employee housing is limited and very expensive. We offer shared, subsidized housing on a first come, first serve basis that is a short walk from our office. Housing can be very difficult to find on your own and there are very limited internet resources where local people list their housing. You could try The Whitehorse Star newspaper on-line, Facebook or Kijiji. The cost of living in Whitehorse is similar to living in downtown Vancouver or Toronto.
Getting Around town
Public transportation is available throughout the city – however it is not the greatest. Our employees have found that a bike is your best bet if you do not have a car. Whitehorse has a wonderful bike trail system that can get you anywhere in the city. Grocery stores, malls, and post offices are all easily accessible by public transportation and bike trails.
Our training will begin in mid-May and the season will typically end around September 10. Driver/guide positions might begin training in April. We look for candidates that are available until the end of the season.
Types of Jobs
All of our full-time jobs are 5 days a week – 8 hours a day – we also try to give you 2 days off in a row so that you can enjoy your time in Whitehorse – although due to unforeseen circumstances this isn’t a guarantee (but we do try real, real hard to do this for you). Our busiest times of the day are in the morning when all of our guests depart or are taking local tours and in the early evening/late afternoon when our guests return from their tours or arrive in town. Some of the positions we offer are:
Guest Sales/Service Hosts (full-time and part-time)
Driver/Guide (full-time and part-time) – you MUST have a Class to or Class B/C licence for these jobs – with airbrake endorsement and no more than 2 moving violations in the last 2 years.
Out of Country Applicants
If you are not a Canadian Citizen, you must first obtain a working VISA before you apply for a Canadian position regardless of what country you currently reside. There are many different agencies that you can contact.
Why Work in the Yukon?
Come and have a summer to remember! Live in the capital of the Yukon and experience the land of the midnight sun. Have the opportunity to meet individuals from all over Canada and the United States. On days off go river rafting, fishing, camping, hiking or take a trip down to Skagway, Alaska and enjoy the famous White Pass and Yukon Railroad.
Staff members return year after year to rekindle friendships, to meet new people and to experience the Yukon with our guests. If you choose to travel to other locations, there are opportunities to experience the divisions and what they have to offer.
In the past we have also worked with schools to assist staff with completing their co-op program for college.
Transportation to Whitehorse
You are responsible for your own costs of getting to and leaving from Whitehorse at the beginning and end of the season. There are 3 major airlines that fly into Whitehorse: www.aircanada.com, www.westjet.com and www.flyairnorth.com. You can also drive your personal vehicle or choose to take the Greyhound bus (although this is the cheapest method, we do not recommend it).