Odyssey – Language Assistant Program

Odyssey 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.

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

Who can apply

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.

How to apply

Eligible students can submit an online application. Visit Odyssey for full instructions on how to apply.

Application deadline

February 28, 2021

Contact us

For more information, please contact Odyssey:


1-877-866-4242 (toll-free)

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