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Rewards, Referrals and Recognition Programs

Squamish Personnel LOVES to recognize our Top Employees and Star Performers – it’s a natural part of our company culture!  This season we will be continuing the tradition with more FUN REWARDS AND PRIZES including an iPHONE13 GIVEAWAY!!


We will be REWARDING  our temp employees on our crew who have completed at least 15 shifts with us this summer season with the chance to win their CHOICE OF A NEW IPHONE13 OR $1000 CASH PRIZE.   Each shift worked between July 1 and October 31, 2023, earns 1 ballot in our employee draw at the end of the winter season.

The more shifts an employee works,  the better their chances of WINNING will be!

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Our clients often send us GLOWING emails about our amazing employees who have gone above and beyond during their shifts ~ and we think that these HEROES deserve recognition and rewards!

So each month, we will be recognizing all of our All-Star Heroes and then presenting our HERO of the Month with their choice of 5 amazing rewards:

  1. Unlimited Zipline, Rafting, Vallea Lumina and Aerial Adventures with a TAG Park Day Pass  or
  2. A  day of relaxation for two at Whistler’s Iconic Scandinave Thermal Spas or
  3. Scrumptious Sake Margaritas and a Sushi Feast  ($200 gift card) at Sushi Village or
  4. The Squamish Rafting Adventure of your choice with Canadian Outback Rafting or
  5. Dine with friends at the new Free Bird Table and Oyster Bar ($200 gift card).


TAG Zipline Adventure
Scandinave Spa Whistler
Canadian Outback Adventures

The hardest part will be deciding which to choose!


The discounted WB Spirit Pass is also always available to our employees!  Even after Vails’ Early Bird discounts are long gone, our employees can still enjoy access to a discounted Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass which comes with lots of other great perks as well!   Click Here for more details.


We have grown our team primarily through word of mouth and referrals from current employees so it’s only fair that we offer REFERRAL REWARDS!  Current WPS Temp Employees make an easy $50  for every new recruit that they send our way who works at least 10 shifts.  Please invite your friends, roommates, coworkers and neighbours to start picking up shifts and we will all be richer for it!

In order to CLAIM a Referral Reward, please complete this form:  Referral Rewards Request Form


Whistler Personnel is committed to paying our temp employees top wages for each type of position that we offer and we recognize experience with even higher base wages.   Plus we use a progressive pay system that awards pay increases based on number of Successful Shifts* completed.  The more you work with us, the more you get paid per hour! 

  • Probationary Wages:  Our minimum for each position is at least $20 plus 4% vacation allowance that is paid out on every weekly cheque.
  • Regular Wages:  After 10 successful shifts are competed the employee gets a $2/hr raise for every future shift in any position.
  • Hero Wages:  After 20 successful shifts are completed the employee gets another $2/hr raise – which means that they will earn at least $24/hr – and often more – whenever they work any position with us!

*Successful Shifts = be on time, work hard and make our clients happy.   It’s that simple!


Superhero Bonus

We always pay out plenty of Superhero Bonuses to our crew to show our of appreciation for stepping up to help us out at the last minute, or for jumping to and covering a shift that is super important to our clients.

*NEW* All shifts on Saturdays and Sundays this summer will pay an extra $2/hr WEEKEND BONUS on top of the base hourly wage!

PLUS every stat holiday offers an extra $2/hr HOLIDAY BONUS until you qualify for stat pay and then it’s 1.5x the hourly wage!


Earn Rewards

We  strongly encourage our clients to hire any of our temp workers who they think would be a great addition to their teams.  We affectionately call this our “Try Before You Apply” program and we’ve added an incentive to consider these opportunities: whenever one of our temp employees is  hired by any of our clients as a result of doing a great job as a temp, we reward them with a $50 Signing Bonus!

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Not yet signed up to work with us but want to get in on all of these perks and prizes?
To join our Temporary Worker Team and start picking up shifts,  simply  fill in a profile HERE.
There are no fees, no strings and no commitments required! 

Apply Now



  • Squamish Personnel / Whistler Personnel Solutions Inc (WPS) Temp Employees must work at least 15 shifts between July1 and October 31, 2023 for WPS to be eligible to win the Cash or iPhone Prize draws.
  • CHOICE OF iPHONE13 OR $1000 CASH DRAW PRIZE will be awarded to the ballot chosen by random draw at the week of November 13th, 2023.  Each shift an employee works between July 1 and October 31, 2023 earns 1 ballot in the draw.
  • WPS Temp Employees are welcome to work up to 5 shifts a week all season long.   Full time hours are often available with many of our clients if desired.
  • Shift assignments are allocated in Staffmate as follows:  Employees  who have been requested by clients (Superstars!) are given first priority, then employees who have committed to working full time or regular days (2-5 days  a week) and then the remainder of the shifts will be allocated at our coordinators’ discretion on a first-request-first-confirmed basis to qualified employees.
  • WPS Temp Employees who are terminated or who are “red flagged” by WPS for breaking our no-show policy, our “two strike rule”  or any other performance related reason will no longer be eligible.
  • Draw Prize Winners will be selected by random draw and announced the week after the content ends . 
  • WPS Coordinators, Owners and Managers are not eligible to win.
  • Payment of Cash Prizes will be issued through WPS payroll. Taxes are applicable.


  • Temp Signing Bonuses of $50 are paid to any WPS temp employee who is offered a permanent position with one of WPS temp clients as a direct result of doing a good job for them on a temp assignment with WPS.
  • The WPS temp must notify WPS that they have accepted the position and request the Signing Bonus.
  • The Signing Bonus will be paid upon confirmation by the WPS client that the employee has been hired and has successfully completed a 30 day probationary period. 
  • Payment will be issued through WPS payroll. Taxes are applicable.
  • Temp employees who are terminated or “red flagged” by WPS for breaking our no-show policy, our “two strike rule” or any other performance-related reason will no longer be eligible.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us.

Discounted WB Spirit Pass available here!

One of the BEST perks of working for Squamish Personnel as a temp is that we grant you access to a discounted Whistler Blackcomb Season’s Pass all season long!  Not only does the Spirit Pass offer local workers a discounted Whistler Blackcomb season’s pass, but it also offers some other great perks – like up to 50% off an RMOW transit pass and 20% off Whistler Blackcomb on-mountain food, fresh tracks breakfast and WB retail all!

Simply complete 10 shifts for us this fall or winter in any position and you will qualify.  Not only that, you will have also earned enough in extra wages to pay for it!

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