• Location: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Quebec
  • Deadline: February 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Organization Name:

Odyssey (Official Languages Programs – OLP)

 Job Title:

Language Assistant

Job Location:

Various Locations throughout Quebec and New Brunswick (work language is English)

Various Locations within Nova Scotia (work language is French)

Job Type:

Full Time (25 hours/week; 9-month contract, September 2022 to May 2023)

Job Category:


Salary/Pay Rate:

25$ per hour

About us

If you’re passionate about youth and travel, Odyssey might be for you. Odyssey is an opportunity to dive into another language and culture while sharing your own; travel and explore Canada; earn an income and get bilingual professional experience. Under the supervision of a teacher, you will use games and other activities to motivate students to learn more about their second language. You will have the opportunity to share your culture, drawing from your personal experiences. You will share the unique linguistic features of your home region through art, music, stories, local expressions, and humour. You’ll be a role model and help students to broaden their knowledge of Canada, while developing a passion for language learning; all while having fun!

About our opportunity

In this position you will support and motivate students in the elementary, intermediate, or high school level as they learn English or French. Another one of your tasks will be to organize cultural activities designed to help students discover their second language and encourage them to continue learning and improving, emphasizing fluency in speech. You’ll also support teachers by organizing activities such as improvisation, quizzes, plays, and debates to help students discover and appreciate English/French language and Anglophone/Francophone culture.

About you

  • You must be proficient in English or French, both oral and written.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident. Those studying in Canada on student visas are not eligible.
  • You must have completed (within the last 10 years) at least one year of postsecondary studies by June of the coming year.
  • Experience working with youth is an asset (e.g., extracurricular, school or camp setting)
  • Travel experience is an asset

Applications due no later than February 28th, 2022

 Online application available at:

In addition to the online application, you are required to upload the following to your Odyssey account:

  1. A copy of your resume;
  2. Your most recent transcript from an accredited post-secondary institution;
  3. Proof of Canadian citizenship

Funded by Canadian Heritage and the Nova Scotia Department of Education.