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Host a French teacher in Quebec

This program is funded by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec.

This Primary School Teachers Exchange Program – Job-Swap Quebec-France is a year-long program.

Teachers selected to participate in this program will be paired with a teacher from France with a similar professional and personal profile.

Quebec Public and private schools can host a teacher and give their teachers approval to participate in the program.

Additional Information

Objectives of the program

This program is above all a professional experience. It is presently the only officially recognized exchange for Quebec primary school teachers to teach in France in the public sector. This program is managed jointly with the Académie d’Amiens which is mandated by the French Ministry of National Education.

The general objectives of the program are as follows:

  • Allow participating school boards and schools to share their expertise, their vision of education and approaches to teaching
  • Allow participating teachers to explore a different education system, to practise their profession in a different environment and enrich their professional skills
  • Offer the opportunity to participating teachers and their students to discover a new culture, to open themselves to the world and create new relationships

Profile of the selected French teachers

Permanent primary school teachers with 5 years of experience. To find out more about the eligibility criteria and the application process for French teachers, please visit our partner’s website (French only):

Vivre un échange d’enseignant du primaire

Support form Éducation international and Échanges azimut

Our team has specific expertise in the area of international mobility and education, and will assist you in this project. You will be guided through all the necessary steps in order to host a teacher from France in your school.

The role of the school and of the school board

  • Give the teacher their approval to participate in the program
  • Approve the dossier of the French candidate who has been paired
  • Fill out the necessary documents for the teacher’s arrival (professional agreement, etc.)
  • Following our instructions, take the necessary steps for the French teacher to obtain their work permit
  • Welcome the French teacher and ensure their integration:
    • Inform the school personnel of their arrival
    • Assign a teacher to support them
    • Follow up with them during the year
    • Ensure the necessary information and tools for the exchange between the teacher from France and the teacher from Quebec have been provided

The teacher from Quebec can, if they wish, swap their house and car with the teacher from France. Neither the school not the school board is required to support their teacher for these procedures.

Salary and social benefits throughout the exchange

You will not have any additional expenses related to your salary or social benefit during the exchange. Each teacher keeps their own salary and benefits for the duration of the exchange.

Information and application

For more information on the program, please see:

This program is funded by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec. Éducation internationale and the Échanges azimut department are mandated by the Minitry to administer this program.


Year the program
was founded


Per year

$ 45 000

In grants from
the Ministry


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January 31