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The Odyssey Language-Assistant Program Published: November 26, 2017
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The Odyssey Language-Assistant Program is a 9-month, paid, professional work experience program offering participants the opportunity to travel to another province or territory. Under the supervision of a teacher, participants work as Language-Assistants in a school environment to motivate, encourage, and enrich the lives of students while sharing their language and culture.

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Role and responsibilities:

Organizing cultural and linguistic activities

Motivating and encouraging students while promoting language fluency

Sharing your language and culture through art, music, stories, games, etc

Please note: Language Assistants do NOT replace teachers



$18,500 for 9 months (September 2018 to May 2019)

25 hours per week (Monday to Friday)


Additional Benefits:

Pan-Canadian training session (for first-time participants)

Provincial training session(s)

Possibility of receiving travel allowances

Possibility of obtaining university credits

All school holidays off



In order to qualify for the Odyssey program, you must:

Have solid English or French language skills (oral and written);

Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; and

Have completed, by the start of your work term and within the last 10 years, at least one full year of postsecondary studies in any field.

Please note: Bilingualism is NOT a requirement and there is no age limit for participation.


Desirable assets:

Creativity and enthusiasm about sharing your language and culture

Experience working or volunteering with children or youth

Experience teaching, tutoring, coaching or mentoring others

Experience traveling or participating in exchange opportunities

Basic skills in your second official language of Canada


Don't miss out on this opportunity, apply online today!

Create an application online at and send your documents before February 28, 2018.