Employment Exchanges

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Employment Exchanges 2016-12-02T22:05:30-05:00

Gain meaningful employment experience while developing French language skills in authentic situations.

  • Odyssey

    Full-time, remunerated language assistant program for Anglophones wishing to work in a francophone environment, and vice versa. Participants support a teacher by leading language activities, in English, in an Elementary, Seconday or Post-Secondary classroom. Open to Canadian citizens who have completed at least one year of Post-Secondary studies within the last 10 years.

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  • YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange

    Remunerated summer work experience program, offering participants the opportunity to work in their second official language. Students from different regions of Canada move to a new community and create an agenda of activities to learn about each other and their new community. Transportation to and from host community is provided free of charge by via rail! Open to youth aged 16 and 17 years. Visit the website here.  

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  • International Experience

    A visa program that allows Canadians to stay in France for an extended period; visas usually last up to one year, with certain exceptions. Professional development for young workers, inter-university exchanges, education related work experience stages (co-ops in Canada), university vacation work, and work/holiday experiences. Bilingual individuals 18 to 35 years of age. Visit the website here.

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  • Juno Beach Centre's Guide Program

    Remunerated Guide-Interpreters participate in special events, and inform visitors of Canada's contribution to the Second World War and of contemporary Canada. A passport and French Visa is required. Open to bilingual Post-Secondary students or individuals who have graduated within the past year. Visit the website here.

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  • Student Guide Program

    Remunerated Guide-Interpreters give tours in battlefield terrain and underground tunnels, while providing operational support to visitor's centers on the site of WW1 memorials in France. Participants have access to shared housing with other Guide-Interpreters. Open to bilingual individuals who can provide written proof of full-time student status and who qualify for the Federal Student Work Experience Program. Visit the website here.

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  • The Senate Page Program

    Remunerated work experience. Senate Pages are responsible for a variety of activities associated with the legislative process. Participants must complete a training program and work around their class schedule. Students enrolled in full-time studies at Carleton University, Saint-Paul's University, the University of Ottawa and the Université du Québec. Visit the website here.

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  • House of Commons Page Program

    Remunerated House of Commons' Pages serve the Speaker, Chair Occupants, Members of Parliament and Table Officers in various capacities. Pages work a minimum of 15 hours per week, while completing their first year of studies. First year students enrolled in full-time studies at Carleton University, Saint-Paul's University, the University of Ottawa and the University of Québec. Visit the website here.

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  • Rideau Hall Interpretive Guide

    Remunerated Guide-Interpreters greet visitors and conduct guided tours while interpreting various themes and presenting programs to a diversified, international clientele. Participants must possess excellent oral communication skills in both official languages. Open to bilingual individuals who qualify for the Federal Student Work Experience Program. View the website here.

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