SWAP Working Holidays is an organization that offers youth aged 18 – 35 a truly unique opportunity to explore the world through work and travel. We welcome thousands of international youth into Canada every year and help them upon arrival and throughout the duration of their time in Canada, to explore and enjoy as much of this wide country as possible!
We’re looking for a creative, energetic, multi-talented individual, who thrives in a busy, bustling environment and loves to help others. This is a fun job where you get the satisfaction of helping people adjust to life in Canada all while having a great time (where else can you run a pub night and organize hockey games with people from all over the world as part of your role?!)
As the Vancouver Work in Canada Assistant Program Coordinator, your job is to welcome newcomers on Working Holiday visas and to assist them in their first steps of settling in Canada. You are a naturally helpful, kind, empathetic, and patient individual who is understanding and enjoys interacting with new cultures, languages, and traditions, and takes enjoyment in sharing Canadian culture, traditions, history, and quirks with these participants. Ideally, you have travelled Canada / North America extensively and can suggest some awesome spots to check out – especially in Vancity! An outgoing personality is also a must for this position, as we host social events every month for participants, encouraging newcomers to meet other Swappers and enjoy true Canadiana outings.
Our Vancouver office is a drop-in centre in a LGBTQ+ friendly, accessible setting. In addition to administrative tasks and providing one-on-one support to current participants as required, including offering detailed resume review, you will also run weekly group orientations, so strong communication skills are imperative. Our busiest time of year (July–November) sees a high level of arrivals and applicants must be able to work within a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
This position requires a high level of multitasking, attention to detail, problem-solving, and handling of sensitive and confidential information. You must be flexible and able to prioritize projects and clients as each day is different at SWAP!
As a Work in Canada Assistant Coordinator, you will:
Applicants must be available to work on-site during office hours: Monday to Friday, 12pm-5pm. Hours may increase according to organizational needs.
Please submit your resume and a detailed, creative cover letter which indicates why you would be an excellent fit for this position, and why you should be an ambassador for Canada! Tell us your favourite place in Canada to visit, and your most memorable travel experience (Canada or elsewhere).APPLY NOW! • WORK IN CANADA ASSISTANT PROGRAM COORDINATOR (30-40 HRS) • SWAP Working Holidays - Vancouver
Post Date: July 15, 2022 Deadline for Application: August 5, 2022
612-602 W Hastings St
SWAP is the launching pad for successful cultural work abroad experiences for Canadian youth. Our focus is to help young Canadians take advantage of the opportunities they have to work, teach, and volunteer around the world. We are also Canada’s largest cultural exchange program, and we welcome thousands of young travellers into Canada at our Inbound offices in Toronto and Vancouver.