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.

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Summer blog

•    If you are a language assistant starting work in September 2015, here is an update:

o    First of all, we encourage you to take advantage of the summer to find a place to...

After the interview

After the interview, your provincial/territorial coordinator will let you know whether or not you passed your interview. If you were successful, your file will be forwarded to the coordinator of your host province or territory...


Hello, present and future language assistants! 

Wow — I just came across this site while I was thinking about the good old days when I was an English language assistant at l’École secondaire Barthélemy-Joliette in Joliette...

Question / Answer

Language assistants may participate in Odyssey for a second time, although priority is given to first-time applicants. Language assistants whose contracts are renewed are usually assigned to a new setting in order to broaden their...


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