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.

Odyssey (by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)

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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 left the town of Sarnia, with its 80,000 inhabitants, for Halifax, a city four times as big, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. I never expected that people here would be so...

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...

Questions?

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