Language-Assistant Program

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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.

Although the 2014–15 application deadline has passed, we’re still looking for francophone language assistants. If you’re interested, we invite you to apply. Your name will be placed on a waiting list to be interviewed as positions become available. For more information, please contact the coordinator in your province or territory. Their contact information is available here.

Wondering what to expect while working as a language assistant? Take a look at our video!


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Following my work as a language assistant, I was invited to promote the Odyssey program across the province. That allowed me to travel throughout Québec and discover the whole region.


Robert McNutt, from Saint John, New Brunswick to Lévis, Québec, NB

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