Window washing is one of the riskiest jobs in the world. Window washers defy death, climb high skyscraper windows to wash and clean them. When it comes to educational requirements, you do not need a degree to do this type of job all that is required is that you have the skill or learn the skill.
Working as a window washer is a risk, most jobs will require you to climb very tall buildings although not all of them. For the salary range, you earn a flat rate of $14 per hour which is not much but it is a decent amount considering that cleaning a glass may take over 9 hours every day.
The first step to begin work in Canada is to first travel to Canada, either through sponsorship from an employer in Canada or you apply for the Canadian express entry program. Thousands of workers every year choose to move to Canada for greener pastures and because it’s easier to move to Canada with a job offer.
Location: Calgary, AB
Salary: $24.00 to $27.00HOUR hourly for 25 to 35 hours per week
Terms of employment: Seasonal employment
Part time: Day, Weekend, Early Morning, Morning
Start date: Starts as soon as possible
Benefits: Bonus, Gratuities, Piece Work, Other Benefits
Education: No degree, certificate or diploma
Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years
Specific Skills: Operate cleaning machines; Wash and clean interior and exterior windows and other glass surfaces; Provide customer service
Other Languages: Tagalog; Chinese; Spanish; Castilian; Vietnamese; Korean
Equipment and Machinery Experience: Pressure cleaners; Power tools; Pressure washers
Weight Handling: Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)
Security and Safety: Bondable; Driver’s validity licence check; Driving record check (abstract); Criminal record check
Own Tools/Equipment: Safety equipment/gear; Steel-toed safety boots
Work Site Environment: Dangerous; Outdoors; At heights; Wet/damp; Hot
Transportation/Travel Information: Own vehicle; Vehicle supplied by employer; Valid driver’s licence
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Manual dexterity; Attention to detail; Standing for extended periods; Bending, crouching, kneeling; Overtime required
Cleaning Experience: Windows; Brick and stone building exteriors; Automobiles and trucks; Siding and eavestroughs
Personal Suitability: Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Client focus; Dependability; Reliability; Organized
How to Immigrate to Canada as a Window Washer
To immigrate to Canada or even work legally in Canada you will need to obtain a legal work permit that allows you work in Canada. Candidates may apply for this position first and when they receive a letter of employment for the employer, they can apply for a work visa to Canada.
This job is not suitable for students but you can find other student jobs for part-time or full-time depending of your school schedule. Here are some of the best student jobs this year.
To get a fast track visa to Canada, you can apply through the express entry program or the Canadian skilled trade program which is created to bring faster skilled trader workers to Canada faster. Skilled trade workers especially window washers are often in-demand
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