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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Registration is now open!

The registration period has begun. This means that between now and February 28, 2016, you may submit an application to the Odyssey program either by:

• clicking on the “Sign up/Sign in”...

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...


Dear CMEC,

My name is Derek Cassidy. I am a monitor at École St-Noël in Thetford Mines. I know it’s obvious what the impact of Odyssey is on schools and communities, but I would like to...

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.