BHTM Students: Student Work Experience Program (SWEP) Fairmont Empress

  • Location: Fairmont Empress
  • Deadline: December 31, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Combine valuable work experience with a fun lifestyle and spend your summer on the West Coast! If you’re a talented and motivated student enrolled in a post-secondary Hospitality or Culinary program, apply today to be considered for the following opportunities in summer of 2020.

Successful applicants will be matched to available positions based on work experience, area of study, and operational requirements. Please note your area of interest in your application, if applicable.

Summer 2020 Opportunities: 

  • Front Desk and Guest Service Agents (1 year experience required)
  • Room Attendants (No experience required)
  • Dishwashers (No experience required)
  • Cooks (Culinary education or experience required)
  • Servers, Hosts and Support Staff (1-2 years experience required)

The deadline to apply for Student Work Experience positions is December 31, 2019.

Why Work at the Fairmont Empress?

Located on Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour, The Fairmont Empress is a National Historic Site and a landmark destination for travellers from all over the world. Victoria’s vibrant downtown core offers amazing restaurants, entertainment and shopping, and the city is a launching pad to easily travel to Vancouver, Seattle, Tofino and the Gulf Islands. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy easy accessibility to cycling, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, hiking, camping, mountain biking and other activities.

Named Indeed’s Top-Rated Workplace and one of 2019’s Best Places to Work in Canada by Glassdoor, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is known for its extraordinary reputation, culture and employee satisfaction, with higher than 4 star ratings on Glassdoor and Indeed employee reviews.Fairmont employees receive the best pay rates in the industry, free meals at work, and incredible food, beverage and hotel discounts. There are endless opportunities to apply your education and grow your career with employer paid training, mentorship, and opportunities at over 5000 Accor properties.


  • Currently enrolled in a hospitality, tourism, hotel/restaurant management or culinary program
  • Fluent English language skills, both written and verbal
  • Impeccable grooming and presentation
  • Commitment to providing exceptional service and going above and beyond for our guests
  • Positions in Food & Beverage require a valid Food Safe and Serving It Right certificate or equivalent
  • Qualifications will vary based on department and positions. Applicants will be paired to jobs based on match to qualifications.

Note: Many positions in the hotel are physically demanding.  The successful applicant must be physically capable of performing repetitive work and standing and walking long periods of time. Lifting requirements up to 50 lbs and carrying of objects weighting up to 75lbs (including pushing equipment). Must be able physically able to stoop, kneel, reach, stand, walk, bend, twist and push.

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in Canada

APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!


At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you’ll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability and Excellence; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!