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CLOSED: Enter Canada’s Best Summer Job Contest

Just in time for summer, we’re celebrating our Canadian launch with a coast-to-coast competition for Canada’s Best Summer Job.

One lucky winner will be selected to spend 40 days this summer adventuring across Canada, camping and glamping at 20 of our best sites along the way. They’ll also receive a prize of $20,000 CAD, along with a stipend for food and travel expenses.

The job they’ll be doing on the road? Documenting the trip with blog posts and vlog content along the way.


How to enter

In 90 seconds or less, tell us why you’re the perfect candidate for Canada’s Best Summer Job. Upload your video to YouTube and fill out the form at the link below to submit your entry.

What you can win

The winner will get hooked up with the ultimate summer job: Stays at 20 of our best camping and glamping spots across the country, plus $20,000 CAD and a stipend to cover food and travel expenses during your 40-day trip.

How does the competition work?

Any Canadian who has reached the legal age of majority in their province or territory of residence can apply with a 90-second or less video. Candidates will rally friends, family, and community for votes through their own social media channels and creative outlets. Votes will be counted and displayed online at the contest link below.

The top six entries (based on votes, creativity, and technical ability), will be announced as contest finalists on Monday, July 19, 2021. All finalists will be encouraged to further push for votes and appear in local media to encourage their hometowns to vote for their entry online before voting officially closes Saturday, July 26, 2021.

One successful candidate will be announced as winner of Canada’s Best Summer Job on Monday, August 2, 2021. The successful candidate will start work on Monday, August 9, 2021, and spend the next 40 days blogging or vlogging about their experiences.

Is this really a job? Is the salary really $20k CAD for only 40 days of work?

Yes, and yes. By the way, that works out to about $62.50 an hour (based on an 8-hour-day!) We are sincerely looking to hire someone with a huge personality and some social media skills to document some of Hipcamp’s top outdoor stays in Canada.

What are you looking for in a successful candidate?

Canadians will determine the best of the best by voting for their favorite candidate. Hipcamp will then  choose a winning candidate from the finalists based on an interview, along with the
the following criteria:

  • 40% creativity
  • 40% technical/on-camera ability
  • 20% votes

Contest period

We’ll announce finalists on Monday, July 19, 2021, and voting will then close on Saturday, July 26, 2021. You can see all contest rules and regulations here. Good luck!

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