Frequently Asked Questions about Careers at Banff Centre

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Careers Questions

How do I apply for a job?

The quickest and most reliable way to apply is online, with your cover letter and resume in one document, via our careers website

How do I know if my application was received?

All applications that have been received successfully via our online careers website will receive an e-mail acknowledgement.

How do I check the status of my application?

You can check the status of your application online via our careers website, simply log in as a previous applicant using your email address and password. A recruiter will be in contact with you should your qualifications meet the job requirements within 5-10 days of the close date of the position/s you applied for.

How do I find the Recruitment office?

The Recruitment office on the main floor of the Donald Cameron Centre. See the Campus Map for more information including driving directions.

Does Banff Centre offer practicum opportunities?

Yes, some of our departments offer practicum opportunities, usually in the summer months. Take a look at our programs page to see if there are any available.

Does Banff Centre participate in Career Fairs?

Yes, recruiters from Banff Centre attend events and career fairs across Canada and Internationally.

My new job requires a criminal record check. How do I get one?

If you have less than six weeks to get a Criminal Check from your local law enforcement, then one can be obtained from the Banff RCMP, located at 335 Lynx Street. Hours of operation for this service is 8:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, closed on holidays. You will need government issue picture ID. The cost is $27.00 and payable by cash only, no debit or credit cards accepted. Rates are subject to change.

How would you describe Banff and the surrounding area?

Banff offers a bit of everything, not too far from the major city of Calgary yet right in the incredible Rocky Mountains. Banff is a fantastic small town with a real community feel. Residents generally experience a great work/life balance.

Outside of work what else is there to do at Banff Centre and in the nearby area?

Banff Centre itself is a hub of activity hosting concerts, festivals, and exhibitions that staff can generally attend with complimentary or discounted tickets. Being in close proximity to three world class ski areas, residents of Banff have plenty of options for skiing and snowboarding, something for everyone from beginners to advanced terrain. The town of Banff is a great base for exploring Banff National Park, from hiking and bike riding to white-water rafting and rock-climbing, Banff is a year round destination. There are over 80 dining options to enjoy, hot springs to relax in and a yearly calendar of community events and festivals. For more information visitTown of Banff activities and Banff National Park.

Staff Housing Questions

Where is Banff Centre?

The Centre is located at 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive. You can approach via St. Julien road, Buffalo street, or on foot via the Ken Madsen Path. Check out this video to see the walk up to the Centre.

How do I get to Banff Centre from the Airport?

The Banff Airporter will pick you up from the airport and deliver you to any address in Banff, including Banff Centre. They also have a shuttle service to Canmore. Please view their website for current schedules and rates. 

How far is Banff Centre from downtown Banff?

15 - 20 minute walk via the Ken Madsen Path. Check out this video to see the walk up to the Centre.

What are the Staff Housing office hours?

The staff housing office is open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. with the last appointment of the day scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

What if I arrive early or after office hours?

The following links will assist you to find a place to stay:

What should I bring to live in staff housing?

Staff are responsible to provide their own bedding for a single bed, personal toiletries, kitchen/cookware, cleaning products and an alarm clock.

Can I buy these household supplies in Banff?

Yes, at Great Canadian Dollar Store, and The Hudson Bay. There is also the Rundle United Thrift store, run by a local church, which is an inexpensive option for purchasing items such as bedding and housewares.

Is there computer and/or internet access?

On-site: free wireless internet access is available across campus; free computer stations are available in designated areas on campus. 

Off-site: internet hookup at RMCH and YWCA is responsibility of the resident through Telus or Shaw. To access the YWCA wireless, contact the YWCA Front Desk. They offer pre-paid time cards.

What if I don't like my roommate or where I'm living?

We would recommend discussing the issues with your roommate first to see if they can be resolved. From there you can always contact the housing team to discuss what other housing options are available.

Is there parking available when I arrive?

Yes, each type of staff accommodation has a parking lot. As you will be living in Banff National Park, you are required to have a National Park Pass displayed in your vehicle at all times.

How do I get a Banff National Park Pass and how much does it cost?

You may purchase a day pass at the gates to Banff National Park. Please check the Parks Canada website as prices are subject to change. On the day you check into accommodation you will be given a housing confirmation letter which you must take to Parks Info Bureau (corner of Wolf St & Banff Avenue). They will give you an annual park pass for free. They will require picture ID and your license plate number along with your housing confirmation letter.

How do I receive mail at Banff Centre?

You can use the following address to receive mail at Banff Centre.

"Your name"
C/o Banff Centre
P.O. Box 1020
Bag 6000
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff AB T1L1H5

What additional resources are available for new staff?

The following is a list of additional resources available to find housing and other community services in Banff