Join our team at our remote wilderness eco resort in Northern Canada

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Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    OUR LODGE IS LOOKING TO HIRE STAFF FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITONS AND DATES:

    1) April 10 - June 20 / Break up / 4 positions available. / No guests on site. Care taking positions doing; wood cutting and hauling, maintenance, setting up summer activities, painting and cleaning.

    2) June 10 - October 10 / Summer and Fall Season/ 6 positions available. / Summer and Fall tourism season, cooking, cleaning, maintenance, guiding, projects, trails, cutting wood etc.

    3) October 1 - December 10 / Freeze Up / 4 positions available / No guests on site. Care taking positions doing; snow care, maintenance, painting and cleaning, seasonal prep, setting up winter activities.

    4) December 10 - April 18 / Winter Season / 6 positions available / Winter tourism season, cooking, cleaning, maintenance, guiding, projects, trails, cutting wood etc.

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    Special opportunity:
    Jan 1 - March 16 = Team 1
    Mar 14 - Apr 3 = Team 2
    We are looking for skilled wood cutters, axe and chainsaw operators, and snowmobile drivers.
    To assemble 2 teams of 4 people to find, fall, cut, haul, and buck up wood.
    Experience is necessary, specific training provided. You dont have to be experienced at all skills, but at least 1.
    Please apply and note that you are applying for Wood Team and the dates specifically.

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    Welcome to your home away from home in the serene, Canadian north. We are located 100km east of Yellowknife, NT in the rugged wilderness of Northern Canada. This is a multi award winning eco wilderness resort that caters to tourists, educational groups, conferences and guests alike.

    Many miles from roads, or national suppliers of electricity and water, our lodge nonetheless provides many of the benefits of a luxury hotel, with the priceless addition of a pristine wilderness environment, unpolluted by artificial light or noise, the perfect setting for getting back to nature, discovering your true self, and tons of activities, all under the winter dark skies or the summer’s midnight sun.

    Should you wish to apply for a position please send us a detailed cover letter and up to date CV. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Workaway program provides a great opportunity for people to spend time closer to nature, experience northern Canadian living, refining and gaining skills, discovering and growing as a person, having a once in a life time travel and experience, as well as contributing to the life, survival and growth of the lodge.

    The goal of our program is to open our small community to the world for people who have a keen desire to learn. A cultural exchange environment allows our place to operate with an international community, built of individuals with a variety of skills, languages, and passions, and to provide a life time experience as one of the only hosts in the north of Canada.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    PAID STAFF AGREEMENT: 8 to 12 hours a day, 5+ days a week. Paid positions are available at $15 CAD per hour.

    Please email us for a full breakdown of the working agreement.
    To be eligible for a paid position, you must have a valid working holiday visa, work permit, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

    Number of hours is variable and discussed in a signed contract prior to employment.

    We ask for a full season commitment minimum stay with our operation and community, no exceptions. This is because it takes about three weeks for your to get used to our training, routines, and site, plus we have to cover all of the high costs of operating a remote location. You cover the cost of getting to Yellowknife, and from there we cover all of your flights on the bush planes, food, accommodation, and experiences.

    Guest seasons run mid December to Mid April and June to October. There are opportunities for in-between season work.

    Depending on the season, any special projects and your interests there are a wide variety of tasks available.

    Year Round Work Includes:
    • Baking, Cooking, Kitchen Prep, Serving, Cleaning Up Meals
    • Dishes, Kitchen Cleaning, Bathroom Cleaning, Garbage and Recycling
    • Bar Tending, Night Shifts, Aurora and Photography Watch, Child Care, Media Work (video, photo, blog writing)
    • Carpentry, Construction, Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical Work
    • House Keeping, Laundry, Systems, Environmental Practices, Manual Labor
    • Hospitality, Guest Services, Guest Activities, Guiding Tours, Translating
    • Wood Chopping, Kindling Cutting, Chain Sawing Logs, Hauling Water etc.

    Summer/ Fall Specific Work Includes:
    • Planting, Watering, Harvesting the Gardens, Collecting Herbs and Wild Plants
    • Fishing, Wildlife Track, Nature Trails and Tourism
    • Painting, Trail Building, Summer Projects and Maintenance, Kids Camps

    Winter Spring Specific Work Includes:
    • Snowmobiling, Hauling Wood, Pumping Water, Winter Activity Leading
    • Cabin Fires, Chopping More Wood, Moving and Packing Snow, Snow Trails
    • Aurora Borealis Tours, Night Watch, Aurora and Guest Wake Up Services

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are two varieties of accommodation available, one being our Staff house, which is an open concept building with hang out space that sleeps 9 people. Or a shared canvas tent frame that sleeps two or three, but are usually reserved for couples. This is the wilderness your home is quiet and peaceful in nature, located in the forest, which of course comes with the responsibilities of chopping your own wood, kindling, getting water, and using outhouses! The benefits are limitless, making friends, family, community survival, and of course having your own sweet woodstove!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have hosted people from 17 to 72 years of age, but are now welcoming applications from anyone over the age of 21.

    We welcome a variety of skills and interests that can be shared and incorporated into your work contribution. As important as the skills and experiences that you have, it is extremely important to be open, flexible and try new things. It is also good to know your limitations and to be able to ask for help when needed. Although English is the language required to be spoken at, we are happy to take people whose English skills may be limited.

    How to Apply:
    1) Send us an message on workaway, and we will tell you how to connect to us via email.
    2) In the email tell us the dates that you are interested in coming.
    3) Attach an updated resume or CV to the email.
    4) Attach a letter of interest for why you think that you would be a good fit for our team, to the email. We receive a lot of applications each year, tell us why you think that you are a good fit for our team! This letter can tells us about yourself, your skills, your passions, any previous experiences that may be relevant, or what makes you want to come to this remote location?

    *️️Please do not send us messages on facebook, social media, our tourism website, etc.

    After you send us an email we will respond with our availability and schedule. We also have a document that we can send to you from our email that has all of the information about the place, how to get here, what you would be doing, what you would need to bring etc. . .

    Please note that it can take up to two weeks for us to respond! We love to be outdoors and on adventures, and are not always online. Please be patient, we promise we will email you back!

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    The Team

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week plus dishes

Host ref number: 12996129624d

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