Great place to gain experience and get to know Northern Canada
Front Desk Clerk (Former Employee) – Iqaluit, NU – 11 July 2014
I enjoyed working at the Frobisher Inn an Iqualuit. I had never worked that far north before and there is an experience of culture shock if you are moving for the first time from the South. The management makes the move easy since the company organizes the flight schedules and arranges a place for you to live. Staff housing is what would be expected - it is what you make it. Do lots of research so you bring the right things to Iqaluit to keep you occupied. Recreational activities are very expensive and you don't want to end up losing money while up there. Get a hobby and bring the hobby supplies with you. You will have lots of downtime in the dead of winter. Your work life depends heavily on the quality of your home life. Mental health and safety are very important. I am still in touch with a lot of the people I met up there. Everyone that goes up usually has the spirit of adventure in them. As a result you end up meeting some very interesting and unexpected people. You will make lots of friends if you are easy-going, outgoing, and non judgmental. The hotel can be a very fun and interesting place to work with a potential for a lot of great work experience and advancements if you have the right attitude. Iqaluit is what you make it - this is a hard city that is not going to make life easy for you if you are unprepared to deal with the challenges. Not a job for the faint at heart.
supplied housing, free meals from five star kitchen, great way to experience the north
isolation, potential for depression due to long winters, expensive city
I loved so much working at the Front Desk and serving the people but i would also need a safe environment to enjoy it.
Front Desk Agent (Former Employee) – NU – 30 July 2013
The Frobisher Inn Hotel is well known in having good quality facilities. Their Hospitality rating went up and i believe i was part of it. The salary and benefits were good but the place was too depressing for me. Because of the extreme cold, i wasn't able to use my time effectively that though i was able to volunteer at the Soup Kitchen, helped in the Relay For Life, Nunavut committee in some way, and was able to finish the "Help Line Training," i should have been more productive if Nunavut has a better weather. There's also something about the shifting of schedule that made me sad.