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Odyssey – Language Assistant Program


Participants work 25 hours per week and receive a taxable salary of $ 25,000 for a nine-month work term.


Odyssey – Language Assistant Program is a bilingual, paid work experience that provides opportunities for postsecondary students to travel to another province. English-speaking students can work in Quebec or New Brunswick, while French-speaking students can work in a province other than their own.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible, students must:

  • have solid language skills, both oral and written (proficiency must be as strong as if it were your first language) in either English or French;
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (those studying in Canada on a student visa are not eligible); and
  • have completed, by the start of your work term and within the last 10 years, at least one full year of postsecondary studies. Quebec students must have completed two years of college-level studies or one year of university. For studies outside of Canada, students will need to submit a formal assessment of academic credentials.

There is no age limit or second-language skill requirements for participation in Odyssey. Basic oral skills in the second language is considered an asset.

Eligible Expenses

Paid work experience

Deadline Date

  February 28 of every year
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