If you’re looking to travel and work within Canada, These programs can help you find an opportunity to take you across the country! Canada is the second biggest nation globally, and each province is unique in flavor and flavor! There is no need to look far or leave your home to enjoy an unforgettable experience. It’s possible to do it in your home country simply by being an active Canuck who would like to get beyond your comfort zone!
What are the reasons for having a Job as a Traveler in Canada?
There are various ways to travel on a budget; however, having a job is undoubtedly one of the most effective. If you’re within a specific area, there is the possibility to move around the region and spend time discovering the area. These allow you not just to save time but also conserve money. Maybe it is because moving to another city or province costs less than your city, meaning you save more money and spend less.
Another reason to move is to give yourself the chance to develop professionally and personally. If you relocate to a new place, it is a sign that you’re bulletproof and can adapt to every situation! You have to contend with the subtle challenges of daily life in a different setting and language. You are confronted with all kinds of emotions when you first meet someone for the first time, such as the thrill of being understood using hand gestures, the joy of being able to communicate the language you didn’t previously know, and the emotional rollercoaster of being home. It could be the most rewarding or frustrating moment of your life. However, it’s an experience you’ll never forget!
Mobility – Hotel Work
Mobilize is an innovative program I just was informed about which employs young Canadians to help fill the gap in labor in the hospitality sector across Canada. The minimum required time is six months. The hiring takes place every two seasons (Winter and Summer). The roles will be in a hotel or restaurant and can include jobs such as Front Desk Attendant, Server, and Kitchen Helper. Apart from the perks of traveling to a different location in Canada and living and working in Canada, There are additional benefits: 1.) Free accommodation,) The salary plus tips! and 3.) The program provides unending support and education. It’s a great opportunity in the short term (with low costs and risks) to leave the city!
- Age 18 or over
- Have a high school diploma
- Legally able to work in Canada, such as work permits and work visas for holiday workers.
Odyssey Education Program
My first experience as a teacher was with a national program run in collaboration with the Education Ministry of Canada. It is called the Odyssey program. Odyssey program is an exchange program that brings together French-Canadians and Canadians from the English community who want to learn more about the other’s culture and languages. It is a program where native English speakers are spread all over Quebec (a French province in Canada). French speakers are distributed in Canada’s English community as language instructors to help each other learn their native language at schools in the local area.
It’s a nine-month course that pays you an extremely decent amount for just 25 hours of work. When I completed the program, I was in a small town in Northern Quebec and worked in a secondary and primary school to teach English to students from the region. It’s an excellent opportunity to master French, experience Quebecois culture, and gain knowledge about Canada in general!
- Strong English, French exactly like it is the language you are accustomed to teaching.
- at minimum, one full-time year of post-secondary schooling
- Be a Canadian national or permanent resident in Canada (those who are studying in Canada on a student visa aren’t qualified)
The Summer Student Work Exchange Program
The YMCA Summer Work Students Exchange is the name of a summer program that is targeted at teenagers in high school (aged between 16 and 17) to gain experience in the workplace while learning the proficiency of their first language (French or English). It’s a national exchange program that partners with different employers in the provinces to help fill jobs for non-profit, public sector, or community-based organizations. The most appealing aspect is that it includes staying in a homestay where students can improve their language skills and discover a different culture while living in a family from the local area.
If you’re in the final two high schools, I believe it’s a fantastic chance to travel around Canada and gain invaluable work experience!
- must be between 16 and 17 years old
- Are available to work up to six weeks in full-time
- fundamental knowledge of the second language (French or English)
Are you aware of other great programs for working and traveling around Canada? Have you had the chance to try any of them? I’d love to hear about your experiences and how you went about it!