Hotel & Hospitality Jobs in Canada

Common Job Openings


Easily the most popular job with hotel chains, housekeepers provide quality cleaning service in a timely manner. Housekeeper candidates may clean carpets, make beds, clean bathrooms and tubs, and take out the garbage. Since most motel locations feature many rooms, housekeepers must work in a quick and efficient manner. Housekeepers may work morning, afternoon, or overnight shifts. Housekeepers in Canada usually earn pay rates from $9.00 to $12.00 an hour.

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Guest Service Representative

As the name implies, guest service representatives ensure a pleasant stay for hundreds of visitors every day. Representatives mainly work at the front desk of the motel. Generally, guest representatives help check-in or check-out guests. Customer service employees explain hotel policies and procedures, including any discounts or specials to guests. Another hourly position, guest service representatives earn between $10.00 and $13.00 per hour.

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Maintenance associates with make sure that buildings stay in top mechanical order. Quite often, maintenance workers take care of electrical systems, plumbing, lighting, and building quality. Electrical training or construction experience may help employment potential. Hourly rates for maintenance crew members range anywhere from $10.00 to $15.00 an hour.

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Management with hotels usually exists at three levels: location manager, area manager, and general manager. Location managers oversee building employees, making sure everyone stays on-task and focused. Area managers usually coordinate with locations in a certain region. General managers oversee a much larger network of destinations. Managers often communicate with corporate parents about finances, company policies, and any new developments. Eligible management applicants possess good business ethics and the ability to multi-task in various departments. Salaries for supervisors range from about $35,000 per year for assistant managers to more than $60,000 annually for general managers.

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