If you are looking for a new job, a way to supplement your income, or perhaps even a career change, you may be wondering what types of jobs are available to you. In Canada, it is estimated that the hospitality industry employs 1.2 million people or 1 in 12 Canadian workers - many of these positions are in the hotel or the food and beverage sub-industries. That’s a lot of jobs and a lot of opportunities, especially in a large city like Toronto - so what are the most common types of jobs within these industries?


Front-of-house restaurant staff are some of the most commonly needed food and beverage positions. These types of jobs generally attract people with great communication and customer service skills. You also need great team working skills when you are a waiter, waitress, or bartender, you need to be able to get along well with your team to make sure service runs quickly, smoothly, and efficiently. Having your Smart Serve certification is also a benefit for those looking for front-of-house restaurant jobs. These tend to be entry-level, short-term jobs and so are particularly great for busy students looking to supplement their income!


Do you have experience working as back-of-house restaurant staff? This is another one of the most common areas we staff. Working with a staffing agency can be particularly useful for those who have recently graduated from culinary school and are looking to get a leg up with experience in many different kitchens. If you have your food handlers certificate, we’d especially love to hear from you! Since the kitchen can be such a bustling atmosphere, back-of-house staff value teamwork above all else and thrive in a busy atmosphere.


Are you extremely conscientious and detail-oriented? Does it give you a little thrill to take that messy room and reinstate order and balance? These are ideal qualities for someone looking for a housekeeping role. Mainly working in hotels, these are also very common entry-level jobs that we staff within the hotel industry.


Front-desk and concierge staff are some of the most important staff working in a hotel. They are the primary point of contact a customer will have at a hotel and therefore have the ability to make or break a customer’s stay. It is critical that front-desk staff are able to display the highest levels of customer service. They also must be very strong communicators and problem solvers since customers often come to them when they have an issue or complaint.


We like to call these hotel hospitality positions “first impressions” experts since they are often the first point of contact when a customer arrives. Their demeanor will set the tone for the rest of a guest’s stay. Those who thrive in these positions are repeatedly described as friendly, personable, and welcoming. They are a very important part of any hotel service.


Maintenance and facilities workers operate mainly behind-the-scenes, but they are very important to any hotel hospitality business. Responsible for maintaining and updating the property’s facilities, these jobs require knowledge of general maintenance, an eye for detail, and a “hands-on” work ethic.

While these are far from the only jobs available at Alrich Hospitality Staffing, they are some of the most common, especially for students and those looking to supplement their income. We’d love to get to know you and learn more about your experiences and skills matching you with the perfect jobs! Have more questions about the types of jobs we staff and if Alrich is right for you? Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

If you’re looking for employment in the hotel hospitality or food and beverage industry and you value accountability and professionalism, Alrich Hospitality Staffing is perfect for you! We have in-depth industry experience with a wide range of businesses in Toronto and the GTA (including Oakville, Mississauga, Scarborough, and North York) making finding your next job a snap! It’s simple to get started, just register online, upload your resume, and mark your availability. You can also download our easy-to-use app and start searching for jobs on the go.