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    Having not taken any French courses in high school, I was skeptical of the value of learning a second language. However, after attending the program and spending a month learning and living in French, my entire outlook changed..

    Andreas, British Columbia to Quebec
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    Download the OLP-PLO mobile app to complete your application on the go.


    To apply on EnglishFrench.ca, follow these steps:

    1. Log in to your profile.
      If you are applying for the first time, create a new profile.

    2. Complete the application and click “CONFIRM AND FINISH” to save.

    3. Print it by clicking on the printer icon next to the application number on the “My applications” screen.

      The first page of the printed document contains important information. The second page is the actual Declaration. You’ll also find the Declaration form attached to your welcome email for easy access.

      Don’t panic if you don’t see your top three preferences on the Declaration form. We have them saved in our system.

    4. Take the printed Declaration form to an authorized person at your school or institution (e.g., a teacher, principal, guidance counsellor, or staff member at your registrar’s office). Ask them to complete and sign the sections labelled “Declaration” and “Signature and Seal”.

      It may take some time for your school or institution to sign the Declaration form, so it’s best to get this done right away.

    5. Sign and date the bottom of the Declaration form. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian must also sign.

    6. If you’ve successfully applied to the Official Languages Programs (OLP-PLO) before, skip to Step 7.

      If you’re applying for the first time, you’ll need to use a scanner or your smartphone to capture a high-quality image of one of the following pieces of identification:

      • Canadian birth certificate;
      • Proof of Canadian citizenship (both sides); or
      • Proof of permanent resident status (both sides).

      If you have recently participated in the Odyssey program, no supporting documents are required.

    7. Use a scanner or your smartphone to capture a high-quality image of your signed Declaration form to upload with your application (accepted image file formats are .pdf, .jpg, .tiff, and .png).

    8. Log in to your profile, and scroll to the “Supporting Documents” section to upload your supporting documents using the appropriate link for each.

    It may take a few weeks for your application to be processed. You can check your profile to see if there are any updates on your status. Don’t worry, though, you’ll receive email updates throughout the process.

    The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) thanks all candidates for their interest in Explore. Please note that decisions regarding eligibility for the participation in the program are made by the relevant provincial and territorial ministries/departments responsible for education or postsecondary education and are also subject to the participating educational institutions’ policies, practices, and regulations. A candidate may be declared ineligible for participation in the program at any time including but without limitation if the candidate (i) has been previously dismissed from the program for any reason, (ii) does not or ceases to meet the eligibility criteria for or the conditions for participation in the program, (iii) does not meet any requirement or condition of the relevant provincial and territorial ministries/departments responsible for education or postsecondary education or of the participating educational institutions’ policies, practices, and regulations.

    Late Explore applications are still being accepted.
    Deadlines: February 27 (Destination Clic), and March 12 (Odyssey).
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