I Am A Non-EU Passport Holder. What Are my Options?
If you are a US passport holder then great news for you, ski schools in the US are happy to accept and employ instructors with Austrian qualifications. You will be awarded higher pay as a level 2 Austrian qualified instructor so your options to train, qualify and work are better than ever.
Those from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have opportunities to train in Austria, South America or Canada and have job opportunities thereafter in Japan and Canada.
New Zealanders, Australians and Canadians are also in the fortunate position that the countries have mutual agreements in place with Austria to trade working holiday visas between the two nations meaning there is a good chance of gaining a working holiday visa in Austria.
Canadians have also been able to apply and receive a European Passport recently when they have a direct relative (up to Great Grandparent) that was born in some EU member states.
Each member state has its own regulation about this and you will need to research if you are eligible.
Although ski schools do wish to employ people with language skills such as Russian, the Austrian Government limits the amount of Visas to Russian Nationals. Once again we are not in a position to make promises and each individual case must be approved by the Austrian Government. This means we can never guarantee work to Non-EU Passport holders, although Visas are awarded. SIA Austria will be able to further advise you on application for a course.