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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We’re still looking for language assistants!

Although the 2019 - 20 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...

45th anniversary

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Odyssey program! Formerly known as the Official-Languages Monitor Program (OLMP), the Odyssey program was established in 1973, to promote Canada’s two official languages and the cultures they...

Testimonials

I had such an amazing experience at Odyssey that I ended up working as an English language assistant twice — once at Cégep de Sainte-Foy in 2006–07 and again at École secondaire de l'Aubier in...

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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...

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