ODYSSEY – Official Languages Programs

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    What is a refugee or protected person?
    October 7, 2022

    What is a refugee or protected person?

    Protected persons and refugees are those who have been legally recognized by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) and who have a Letter of Determination from […]
    December 22, 2020

    What happens after I apply to Odyssey?

    The Odyssey timeline NOVEMBER–FEBRUARY Prospective participants submit applications FEBRUARY–APRIL Selected applicants are contacted for interviews APRIL–MAY The selection process is underway MAY–JUNE Selected participants* will receive […]
    December 8, 2020

    When can I apply to the Odyssey program?

    The application deadline for the Odyssey program is March 14 of every year. Applications submitted after March 14 may still be considered in the event that […]
    October 14, 2020

    What happens after I submit my application?

    If your application and supporting documents are in order, you may be selected for an interview. You will then be contacted by a provincial or territorial […]
    October 14, 2020

    What does the status on my online profile (Odyssey) mean?

    After submitting your application, you may see different statuses assigned to your profile. These statuses, and their meanings, are found below. Further instructions will be provided […]
    October 14, 2020

    I’m getting an error message. What do I do?

    If you get an error message such as “The email address you entered already exists” or “The email/username combination is not valid,” you will need to […]
    October 14, 2020

    I forgot my username. What do I do?

    For security reasons, you won’t be able to generate a new password without your username. First, try searching your inbox for an email from the program […]
    September 18, 2020

    Will I receive my travel allowances even if I decide to stay in my host community throughout my entire Odyssey mandate?

    Yes! These allowances are fixed amounts and are paid regardless of your actual travel plans (e.g., you will receive them even if you do not return […]