Bursaries, Scholarships and Job Opportunities for French Students



1.       5 week Second Language Summer Program:

 Spend 5 weeks studying French, in either spring or summer, with other students from all over Canada in a francophone university.  Most expenses are covered by the Federal government.  Courses are adapted to your language level.

Eligibility:  Candidates 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.

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2.      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, the bursary recipient could have the opportunity to stay in their host region for job placements ranging from 3 to 8 weeks!

Eligibility:  Have Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status; be from 16 – 30 years old; be an explore bursary recipient; be available to work after the Explore program session.

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 3.      Nine-month work experience : Odyssey

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:  English must be your first (dominant) language.  You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. You must have completed at least one year of postsecondary studies.

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4.      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 6

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 5.       Parliamentary Guide:

Work full-time for the summer 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: be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident; be a full-time student at a recognized university; be available for full-time employment from April 29 to September 3, 2012;be able to communicate fluently in English and French.

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

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6.       Tour Guide, Juno Beach:

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

Eligibility:  Be able to communicate fluently in French and English; be currently registered in a Canadian post-secondary institution

Application deadline:  For the summer, November 13th, but for fall and winter, deadlines differ.

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7.        English Language Assistant, France:

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: be aged between 20 and 30; be enrolled in university and have completed two years of undergraduate studies; have a working knowledge of the French language

Application deadline: March 15

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Updated 2013



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