Bursaries, Scholarships, and Job Opportunities for French Students

English Language Assistant: France

This program offers students the opportunity to work 10-12 hours per week in an elementary or secondary school in France as an English language assistant, for 7 months (October to April).

Eligibility: Must be 20-30 years old, be enrolled in university, have completed two years of undergraduate studies, and have a working knowledge of the French language.

Application deadline: February 15th

Explore: Five-Week Study Program

Spend five weeks studying French in either spring or summer, with students from all over Canada in a francophone university. Most expenses are covered by the Federal government and courses are adapted to your language level.

Eligibility:  Applicants must have completed at least Grade 11 or be at the postsecondary level, and have been a full time student for at least one term during the current school year.

Application Deadline: February 28th

Transfer Credit: Upon proof of successful completion of program, students can obtain 3 credits of lower-level, general arts credit at UFV.

Languages at Work

Managed by La Fédération de la Jeunesse Canadienne-Française, Languages at Work is a joint initiative of the Explore program and Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages. Designed for Explore bursary recipients, Languages at Work offers them unique opportunities to continue learning  their second language in a professional context. Following the completion of the Explore program, bursary recipients could have the opportunity to stay in their host region for job placements ranging fromthree to eight weeks.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or have landed immigrancy status, be 16-30 years old, be an Explore bursary recipient, and be available to work after the Explore program session.

Odyssey: Nine-Month Work Experience

Odyssey is a full-time work experience that gives you the opportunity to live in another province, share your culture, and make a difference in the lives of young people in your host community.  You will receive a taxable salary of $18,500  for the nine months of your Odyssey work team.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, with English as their first language. Applicants must also have completed at least one year of postsecondary studies.

Application deadline: February 28th

Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship for Study in a Second Language

The Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund is a $7000 award.  It includes transportation expenses of one return trip between the scholar’s place of residence and the university attended.  It is aimed at students who wish to improve their proficiency in their second official language, to pursue studies on a full-time basis at a university that functions in the other official language and in a milieu which that language predominates.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a Canadian citizen (or permanent resident) and be enrolled in the second or third year of their first undergraduate university program. Applications are by nomination by the candidate's university. One nomination per university. 

Application deadline:  (Internal)  December 6th

Parliamentary Guide Program

Work full-time for the summer or fall/winter on Parliament Hill in Ottawa as a bilingual guide. Guides are paid $15.93 per hour and are given 35 hours work per week for four months. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, a full-time student at a recognized university, and available for full-time employment from May to September (for the summer program) or September to May (for the fall/winter program). Applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English and French.

Application deadline: Early January of the year you wish to work.

Student Guide Program

Work full-time for four months as a Tour Guide at the Canadian War Museum in Juno Beach, France.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be able to communicate fluently in French and English and be currently registered in a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Application deadline:  October 8th and November 26th. 


 Updated 01-2016


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