Are you looking for a paid work experience in a school environment? Does the opportunity to travel throughout Canada, and share your culture appeal to you? Take part in Odyssey! Odyssey is a language-assistant program. Under the supervision of a teacher, your role will be to encourage students to improve their knowledge of the English language and its associated cultures and to use the language on a daily basis. You will leave your home province or territory to work in a rural or suburban area in another province.

The role of the language assistant


We’re still looking for language assistants!

Although the 2017-18 application deadline has passed, we’re still looking for francophone and anglophone language assistants. If you’re interested, we invite you to apply. Your name will be placed on a waiting list to be...

Six things I found out from Odyssey

1.    How much it would change my career path
I signed up for Odyssey after completing an undergrad degree in world economics. After my Odyssey year (and after seeing how rewarding working with kids could...


I first became interested in the Odyssey program because I needed to improve my French. At that time, I was preparing to apply to teachers’ college and I couldn’t finish my application due to the...

Question / Answer

Language assistants only work with students during the school year, during school hours. The Odyssey program does not run in the summer, as schools are closed and students are on vacation. If you wish to...


We would be happy to answer your questions about Odyssey. Tell us how to contact you and we’ll be in touch.