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Erin Rody
By Erin Rody

Staff Writer for Ontario's Sunset Country

Last Updated: October 29, 2018

Seasonal jobs available in the tourism industry in Sunset Country

Many lodges and business in Ontario's Sunset Country open seasonally from late Spring to Fall and are often looking for workers. Here's a list of some of the lodges in Northwest Ontario looking for employees in 2018. Sunset Country has 70,000 lakes and rivers and encompasses the northwest corner of Ontario - from the Manitoba border to Thunder Bay and everything north of Minnesota. It makes for a perfect setting to work in! 

Please directly apply to the businesses how they have requested. Sunset Country Travel Association is not doing any of the hirings for these positions. 

Name of the lodgeSmith Camps on Lake of the Woods in Kenora 

Position: Chef/Cook 

Short Description of job: Prepare meals for fishing & hunting patrons as well as Old Pilot's Pub walk-ins. Must have previous professional experience.

Wage: To be determined 

How Long the position is for: May-October 

How to apply: Email smithcamps@bell.net with the subject line "Chef."

 

Name of the lodge: Moosehorn Lodge on the English River Watershed in Sioux Lookout

Position: Fishing Guide

Short description of job: Guide guests to fishing spots from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm  Clean and freeze fish for guests.  Other duties that go along with guiding. Need fishing license, boaters license and good camping stove for shore lunches if there is a fire restriction.

Wage: $175.00 per day for two people and 10.00 for each additional person.

How long the position is for: May - September

How to apply: Call Moosehorn Lodge at 1-800-682-6123 or email me at info@canadafish.com.

 

Name of the lodge: Fireside Lodge on Little Vermilion Lake in Sioux Lookout

Position: Dock Operations and Camp Maintenance

Short description of job: Customer service on the dock, dock maintenance including cleaning and preparation of boats, filling gas cans, general camp maintenance including lawn care. Training included, commitment expected. Deliver exceptional standard of customer service to guests. Must be adaptable to remote living as well as compatible to team work and living.

Wage: $14.00 / hr weekly, your share of tip pool weekly, eligible for season end bonus and accommodations included at no charge.

How long the position is for: May - September

How to apply: Send resume to: fireside.alan@xplornet.com or phone: 807-737-1919.

 

Name of the lodge: Fireside Lodge on Little Vermilion Lake in Sioux Lookout

Position: Server, Kitchen and Housekeeping Operations

Short description of job: Dining room server, cabin cleaning, dishes, general housekeeping. Training included, commitment expected. Deliver exceptional standard of customer service to guests. Must be adaptable to remote living as well as compatible to team work and living.

Wage: $14.00 / hr weekly, your share of tip pool weekly, eligible for season end bonus and accommodations included at no charge.

How long the position is for: May - September

How to apply: Send resume to: fireside.alan@xplornet.com or phone: 807-737-1919.

 

Name of the lodge: Ballard's Black Island on Lake of the Woods in Morson

Position: Fishing Guide

Short description of job: Maintain organization of daily fishing activities, initiate client relationships, provide insight with expertise per fishing locations and techniques, exemplify professional leadership, and adherence to expectations in regard to: Ontario Payroll Regulations, tardiness, profanity, consumption of alcohol, boating and or fishing regulations. The majority of the fishing days will run in periods of (3-6) consecutive days. The “off” days of fishing, the individual guide must be available per the chance a group chooses to extend their number of days fishing with guide service. The "off" days of fishing, the individual guide must also be available for miscellaneous camp work. With seven or more days advance notice the guide is expected to be available for any and all dates requested for guided fishing services.

Wage: $175.00 to $200.00 /day based on experience plus tips. Room and Board negotiable.

How long the position is for: May 15 - October 15

How to apply: Send a resume/qualifications to Gary Moeller at Moeller@BallardsResort.com or call 218-634-1996 or 218-689-6986. Please include the following questions:

  • How many years of fishing guide experience do you have?
  • Have you completed the following level of education: High school or equivalent?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Ontario Boater Safety?
  • Do you speak English?

 

Name of the lodge: Lecuyer’s Lodge on Lake of the Woods in Nestor Falls

Position: Chef/Cook

Short description of job: Cook for fishing & hunting lodge with dining room and sports bar. Must have previous professional experience.

Wage: Great semi-monthly pay, a portion of tips, free private room & meals, free internet, laundry on site, year-end bonus.

How long the position is for: May 1 - mid-November

How to apply: Send a resume to lecuyer@earthlink.net

 

Name of the lodge: Lecuyer’s Lodge on Lake of the Woods in Nestor Falls

Position: Bartender/Waitress

Short description of job: Bartend and wait on tables for fishing & hunting lodge with dining room and sports bar.

Wage: Great semi-monthly pay, a portion of tips, free private room & meals, free internet, laundry on site, year-end bonus.

How long the position is for: May 1 - mid-November

How to apply: Send a resume to lecuyer@earthlink.net

Sunset Country sunsets are the best!

Name of the lodge: Excellent Adventures/Cat Island Lodge north of Red Lake

Position: Cook & Camp Attendant

Short description of job: Looking preferably for a mature couple to look after our 10 guest remote fly-in camp for the summer. You will have your own accommodations, wifi, satellite tv and cell phones work at this location. Must be able to do some minor repairs if necessary.

Wage: Negotiable on experience etc.

How long the position is for: May 15 - Early September

How to apply: For details and interview please send resume to faron@exc-adventures.com or call 1-807-662-5292

 

Name of the lodge: Browns' Clearwater West Lodge on Clearwater West Lake near Atikokan

Position: Housekeeping (4 positions)

Short description of job: Cleaning.

Wage: $15.00-$17.00 depending on experience.

How long the position is for: 6-12 months

How to apply: Email fish.bcwl@hughes.net

 

Name of the lodge: Browns' Clearwater West Lodge on Clearwater West Lake near Atikokan

Position: Dockhand (4 positions)

Short description of job: General Yard maintenance.

Wage: $15.00-$17.00 depending on experience.

How long the position is for: 6-12 months

How to apply: Email fish.bcwl@hughes.net

 

Name of the lodge: Browns' Clearwater West Lodge on Clearwater West Lake near Atikokan

Position: Front Desk (2 positions)

Short description of job: All duties in the lodge area.

Wage: $15.00-$17.00 depending on experience.

How long the position is for: 6-12 months

How to apply: Email fish.bcwl@hughes.net

 

Name of the lodge: Browns' Clearwater West Lodge on Clearwater West Lake near Atikokan

Position: General Manager 

Short description of job: Variety of duties.

Wage: $18.00-$20.00 depending on experience.

How long the position is for: 12 months

How to apply: Email fish.bcwl@hughes.net

 

Name of the lodge: Camp Lake St. Joseph near Pickle Lake

Position: Camp Attendant 

Short description of job: Providing elite customer experience, daily facility maintenance, daily boat maintenance, assisting the manager in day to day operations.

Wage: $15 per hour, approx. 50 hrs per week, room and board provided.

How long the position is for: May 28 to late August or mid-September

How to apply: Email camp@lakestjoseph.com.

One of the 70,000 lakes and rivers in Sunset Country

Name of the lodge: Wabakimi Wilderness Adventures near Armstrong

Position: Lodge Worker or Couple 

Short description of job: Help with day to day operation of running a Canoe & Fishing Outfitter business.

Wage: Minimum and includes accommodations.

How long the position is for: May 5 - September 1

How to apply: Email: info@wabakimi.com or phone 807-583-2626 ask for Bert.

 

Name of the lodge: Lac Seul Airways/Amik Outposts in Red Lake

Position: Dockhand 

Short description of job: Loading and unloading aircraft. Assisting guests with their gear. Maintaining outpost camps. (grass cutting, cutting wood, testing outboard motors).

Wage: First week of May - end of August

How long the position is for: May 5 - September 1

How to apply: Please email resumes to amikoutposts@gmail.com.

 

Name of the lodge: Young Lake Lodge near Ignace

Position: Cabin Cleaner for Saturdays only

Short description of job: Making beds, cleaning washrooms, kitchens, sweeping and mopping floors. Must have own transportation and be at camp at 8am on Saturdays. Serious, hard-working helpers only, please. The camp is located 45 minutes north of Ignace on Highway 599

Wage: $15 per hour. 6-7 hour days. Willing to help with gasoline costs. 

How long the position is for: Starting June 2

How to apply: Email resume and references to Steve and Debbie Vincent at younglake@lincsat.com.

 

Name of the lodge: Totem Resorts on Lake of the Woods in Sioux Narrows

Position: Various positions available. Please click on the positions below to find more about it.

How long the position is for: Mid-May - Early October (flexible)

How to apply: Send resume by email to crissy@totemresorts.com

 

Name of the lodge: Ross' Camp on the Clearwater-Pipestone Chain of Lakes north of Emo

Position: Lodge Cook

Short description of job: Cook required to work full-time for the season. Duties will include preparing breakfast and dinner for guests in the dining room, preparing packed lunches, and maintaining a clean kitchen.

Wage: Competitive salary based on experience and includes room & board.

How long the position is for: The successful applicants will live on-site from May 15 to at least August 31

How to apply: To apply, please send a complete resume including work references and cover letter to fish@rosscamp.com

 

Name of the lodge: Ross' Camp on the Clearwater-Pipestone Chain of Lakes north of Emo

Position: Cabin Housekeeping

Short description of job: Full-time Housekeeping position will include cabin cleaning, laundry, keeping the dining room clean, and maintaining an organized linen room.

Wage: Competitive salary based on experience and includes room & board.

How long the position is for: The successful applicants will live on-site from May 15 to at least August 31

How to apply: To apply, please send a complete resume including work references and cover letter to fish@rosscamp.com

 

Name of the lodge: Harris Hill Resort on Lake of the Woods near Rainy River/Morson

Position: Cabin cleaning & general duties which may include some cooking or waitress duties 

Short description of job: Must be able to work in an organized fashion and as a team partner. Tasks - to thoroughly clean cabins, cabin decks, etc in a timely manner. Friendly attitude towards guests & their needs is a must. Must be willing to use a UTV around camp.

Wage: $14 an hour or more depending on work effort & experience; daily hours will vary.

How long the position is for: May - October (potentially up to November)

How to apply: Please send resume with cover letter & work references to info@harrishillresort.com
 
 

Name of the lodge: Harris Hill Resort on Lake of the Woods near Rainy River/Morson

Position: Dock person, yard work, delivering wood for bonfires, general maintenance, bear baiting, possibly guiding 

Short description of job: Must be able to work in an organized fashion and as a team partner. Tasks - to maintain boats & resort yard etc in a respectable looking manner; fuel boats, bear baiting, possible guiding. Friendly attitude towards guests & their needs is a must. Must be able to drive an ATV with trailer. Must have Boating Card and a valid driver's license.

Wage: $14 an hour or more depending on work effort & experience; will pay extra for guiding fishermen. Daily hours will vary, so may be a salaried wage.

How long the position is for: May - October (potentially up to November)

How to apply: Please send resume with cover letter & work references to info@harrishillresort.com
 
 

Name of the lodge: Boois Fly-in north of Red Lake

Position: Cottage Cleaner

Short description of job: Cottage cleaning & occasional serving at a remote, modern, fly in island resort. This is a full-time seasonal position.

Wage: $140.00 per day + Vacation Pay + Gratuities. Room & Board is included.

How long the position is for: Approx. May 10th thru Aug. 15th – full-time position

How to apply: Email Tracy at fishing@boois.com subject line “Cottage Cleaning Position”
 
 
 

Name of the lodge: Boois Fly-in north of Red Lake

Position: Fishing Guide

Short description of job: Taking folks out for a beautiful day of fishing & cooking delicious shore lunches on the shore. This is a full-time seasonal position.

Wage: $145.00 per day + Vacation Pay + Gratuities. Room & Board is included.

How long the position is for: Approx. May 10th thru Aug. 15th – full-time position

How to apply: Email Tracy at fishing@boois.com subject line “Guide Position”

 

Name of the lodge: Fisherman's Cove in Ear Falls

Position: Camp Cook/Cabin Cleaner

Short description of job: Main duties will include cooking for the staff of around 8, preparing food for our weekly cookout and cleaning cabins as needed. Personal transportation to and from camp daily will be necessary.

Wage: $150/day Tuesday-Saturday and will have Sunday and Monday off. Hours are Tues - Fri 9am to 7pm, Sat 7am-3pm.

How long the position is for: Starting May 10

How to apply: Email a resume Devon Denzler. 

 

Name of the lodge: Labelle's Birch Point Camp on Rainy Lake near Fort Frances

Position: Store Clerk/Cabin Cleaner

Short description of job: Store clerk, cabin cleaning, laundry duties, odd jobs and occasional helping with American Plan.

Wage: Contact the lodge.

How long the position is for: Summer

How to apply: Email a resume with references to: labelles@xplornet.com

 

Now filled:

Name of the lodge: Fletcher Lake Lodge north of Kenora

Position: Housekeeper/Server

Short description of job: Serves food to guests that are already prepared in AM and the evening meal, helps with dishes and does housekeeping in the cabins.The employee should be energetic, in good health and good with people.

Wage: Wage is negotiable starts at $114.00 a day that is with room and board. PLUS TIPS. Prefer to have a couple doing the Housekeep/Server and the Dockhand positions.

How long the position is for: Around May 24 - September 15

How to apply: Email resume to fish@fletcherlake.com or call 218-689-5174 

 

Name of the lodge: Fletcher Lake Lodge north of Kenora

Position: Dockhand

Short description of job: Knows how to clean fish, run a boat, light maintenance and carpentry, as well as keeping up the yard.

Wage: Starting wage at $114.00 a day with room and board plus tips. Prefer to have a couple doing the Housekeep/Server and the Dockhand positions.

How long the position is for: Around May 24 - September 15

How to apply: Email resume to fish@fletcherlake.com or call 218-689-5174. 

 

Name of the lodge: Tomahawk Resort on Lake of the Woods in Sioux Narrows

Position:  Dockhand

Short description of job:  Marina attendant:  looking after the rental boats and docks maintenance, fueling rental boats and private boats, fish cleaning skills, customer service skills a definite must, guest services.

Wage: To be determined based on experience

How long the position is for:  May thru September

How to apply: info@tomahawkresort.com or fax 807-226-5563.

 

Other seasonal jobs not at a resort:

The Lake of the Woods Brewing Company and the Broken Paddle have several jobs opening up. View them here.

The Boreal Forest School in Kenora is looking for staff for a six-week summer contract. They have posted the job on Facebook

Good luck in your job hunt, Sunset Country is one of the most beautiful places you could ever work!