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Which Official Languages Program is right for me?
13 TO 15
16, 17, and 18+
|WHAT IS IT?||A summer program for students who are looking to learn or improve their French through cultural, social, and travel experiences.||A program for youth and young adults who are looking to learn or improve their French through cultural, social, and travel experiences.||A program tailored to help francophone students outside Quebec nurture their sense of belonging and identity with the francophone community, as well as enhance their French skills.||A paid contract as a language assistant in a classroom setting for approximately 25 hours per week. Roles in elementary, high schools, or CEGEPs.|
|WHO IS IT FOR?||English-speaking youth and young adults||Francophone youth outside Quebec||English-speaking adults|
|Age Range||13- to 15-years old||16–17 and 18+ years old||Grades 8, 9, or 10||Postsecondary (no age limit)|
|Language Learning Focus||French as a second language||French as a first language||You will help youth practise their English- or French-speaking skills, while improving your own language and communication skills.|
|When?||Summer||Spring, summer||Summer||September to May|
|Duration||19 to 21 days||31 to 33 days||19 to 21 days||9 months|
|WHERE?||Opportunities available across Canada||Ontario, Quebec or New Brunswick||Work opportunities available in Quebec and New Brunswick for English as a Second Language (ESL) language assistants|
|Work opportunities available across Canada for French as a Second Language (FSL) language assistants|
|Visit EnglishFrench.ca for the most up-to-date information|
|APPlICATION DEADLINE||February 7||February 28||March 14|
|Where will I stay?||Lodging is available on campus in a student residence or university apartment, or with a local host family.||Lodging is available on campus in a student residence.||You will be responsible for finding lodging in the region where you are assigned.|
||A taxable salary of approximately $27/hr, holiday pay, and other benefits paid by the employer, plus allowances for training sessions and return trips home (if over 200 km).|
|What will it cost?||
Up to 90% of the costs of Explore and Destination Clic—administered by OLP-PLO—are covered by the Government of Canada, including tuition fees, instructional materials, meals and lodging, workshops and cultural activities. Applying is free. A nonrefundable registration fee is required once you accept your spot.
Participants are responsible for their travel expenses, optional activities, and personal spending money.
There are three government-funded language-learning programs to choose from, taking place in various locations across Canada. For the most up-to-date information and to learn more about each program and what we cover, visit the program-specific pages linked below:
Each program offers a unique and enriching learning experience, and with our new mobile app, applying has never been easier.
The Official Languages Programs (OLP-PLO) are funded by the Government of Canada, administered by the provinces and territories, and coordinated at the pan-Canadian level by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).
Destination Clic is an experiential summer program for francophone students living outside Quebec. The program is aimed at nurturing their sense of belonging and identity with the francophone community and enhancing their French-speaking skills.