Canada is a country in the northern part of the continent of North America. It consists of ten provinces and three territories. Canada is the second largest country by total area in the world. Canada is sparsely populated and had a cold or severely cold winter climate. The south of the country is a little warmer. 82% of the population live in large and medium sized cities nearer the border. Most of the rest of Canada is forests, the Rocky mountains and tundra. One third of the population live in the three largest metropolitan areas of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The two official languages are French and English. Furthermore, there are many indigenous languages spoken throughout the country. Canada is consistently known for being a country with a high standard of living. Vancouver is the best city in the world to live, voted by many publications and groups. The economy is the eleventh largest in the world as there is a lot of money made in the mining industry. Canada has 13% of the global oil reserves. The long relationship with the United States, it’s neighbouring country, also has an impact. In recent times, Canada has moved from a largely agricultural economy, to one of industry, with manufacturing, mining and the service sector experience huge growth. Therefore, strip clubs in Canada have a lot to work with in terms of clientele and wealth.
Strip clubs in Canada work on the ‘lap dance system‘. Lap dancing clubs charge dancers a floor fee or percentage in which to work. Many are similar to the US in work style. Dancer’s keep all of their money but pay ‘tip-outs’ to the doorman, DJs and back of house staff to cover their time on the floor. No money is offered for drinks sales as a general rule. The clubs are fast paced and lively. Therefore, clients should acknowledge that there is an expectation for them to start buying dances fairly quickly. The girls do not make money being outside on the club floor unless they are on stage.
Stage shows in strip clubs in Canada
Stage shows in Canadian strip clubs can be very elaborate, even from the club dancers. There is the tipping mentality, again similar to the US. Customers in the gentlemen’s clubs in Canada are show their appreciation for the performers on stage with their wallets. The more they enjoy the show, the more money they are expected to spend. As a result, dancers can get very imaginative.
Canadian lap dancing clubs also have a feature show system, very much like Australia. Feature performers create followings and can accumulate many fans. Some do this through touring, social media and taking part in editorial work and glamour modelling. Strip clubs in Canada are keen to sign big names as it brings people into the club. There are a number of showgirl competitions that girls can get involved in. Girls with titles can command higher fees. Miss Nude Canada is a world renowned title and the winner has the opportunity to compete in the Miss Nude Worlds in the USA.
Dancers in gentlemen’s clubs in Canada
Strip clubs in Canada mainly have Canadian girls working. The main reason for this is changes in the legislation fairly recently. Similar to Australia, there were previously many international dancers on working holiday visas. The working holiday visa program is a reciprocal arrangement between Canada and many countries including the UK, Australia, France, Germany and much more. Stripping became classed as sex work. There is a specific stipulation for those on the working holiday visa that they cannot engage in sex work legally. As a result, it is extremely difficult for those without residency to find any work in the industry. This creates limitations for girls wishing to work.
The government’s reasoning for this is to protect vulnerable women from human trafficking and the sex trade. Even with mainly local girls, the size of the country means that many can work interstate and a long way from home. For some, this is required because of the stigma potentially related their work. Overall, there is a certain level of acceptance for strip clubs and the girls that work in the industry. Therefore, there is a ready pool of Canadian dancers and showgirls available to work the clubs.
Legalities and licensing for Canadian strip clubs
Buying sex is illegal in Canada but selling it isn’t. Therefore, brothels are very much not above board. Activists argue against this legislation as it makes things less safe for those who choose to engage in it. Authorities license strip clubs licensing in Canada. A dancer selling sex on the premises results in the venue being closed down. Touching is allowed in some clubs but this is definitely not universal across venues and individual dancers.
Locations of strip clubs in Canada
Strip clubs are all over the country. From the major cities of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, to small mining settlements in the north. These small mining areas provide venues with dancers to service the high earning, predominantly male populations. They are often in very remote, inhospitable locations but the earning potential is extremely high. Dancer’s fly in and it is popular because there is such high income to be made on contracts lasting a few weeks. Many girls are not keen to work longer than these periods, due to the isolation involved. Outside of these areas there are a huge number of cities and town with strippers. The very industrial nature of the economy means there is no shortage of clients.
Overall, Canada has a great reputation for its lap dancing clubs. However, unfortunately, there are some limitation in terms of workers. If you have eligibility, there is a huge scope for high earning potential. Many girls take advantage of this. Furthermore, stripping is less stigmatised than other countries so there is less risks involved. As a client, you will be able to find clubs in most locations you may be visiting with dances very reasonably priced.
Finally, there are many agencies that sort out regional work, especially. Most are attached to certain clubs and, due to this, there can be limitations on opportunities with these contracts.