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Application & selection process

The 3 destinations offered in this program have a limited annual number of positions. Here are the main steps prior to departure. Apply now!

Download the Application form (French only)
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Dates are subject to change depending on the global situation related to COVID-19.


Eligibility criteria

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  • Be between the ages of 20 and 30 on the 1st of January of the application year
  • Be enrolled as full-time or part-time student in a program at a Quebec university (N.B : 6 credits minimum – students only taking online courses are not eligible) for at leastone of two sessions (fall or winter) during the year prior to departure
  • Be a permanent resident of Quebec
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Have french as a first language and have been educated in French in Quebec at the primary and secondary levels
  • Be in good health
  • Have an excellent command of written French
  • Have a good knowledge of the host country’s language
  • Not have been accepted by any other Canadian language assistant or language monitor program
  • Have no judicial record
  • Be available for the pre-departure meeting mid-June

JANUARY 31st | Deadline to apply

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To apply for the language assistant program, you must email us the following documents before January, 31st :

  • Your application form
  • At least one reference letter written by someone who can attest to your aptitudes relevant for the program (teacher, employer, etc.)
  • Your CV
Download the application form – French only
Help to fill out the PDF form – French only

FEBRUARY | Interviews in Québec city and Montréal

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After receiving your application, the Échange azimut team will evaluate it. If selected for that stage, you will be contacted for an interview in Quebec City or in Montreal. You will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria :

  • Have an excellent command of spoken French ;
  • Have a good knowledge of the host country’s language ;
  • Show an excellent capacity to adapt in a new environment ;
  • Fit the job description, have teaching potential and abilities ;
  • Show an aptitude and motivation to promote Québec’s culture ;

The Échanges azimut team can add more criteria to ensure the quality of the candidates.

MARCH/APRIL | Interview results via email

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The interview results will be emailed to you during the months of March or April.

If you pass the interview, you will be officially accepted into the program. You will then be sent a consent form, which you must sign and return to us.

MAY/JUNE | Placement results

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The exact details of your posting will be sent to you. Even though we try to take your preferences into account, our main duty is to meet the interests of our partners and their schools. It is therefore important to remain flexible in regard to your posting and consider the fact that for various reasons, we cannot give each selected candidate their first choice.

Your school should initiate contact towards the end of June.

MID-JUNE | Pre-departure meeting in Québec City

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In order to prepare for their assistantship, all selected candidates are required to attend a pre-departure meeting organized in Québec City. Essential information will be given during this meeting and attendance is mandatory to participate in the program.

JULY | Pre-departure steps

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You will be guided through the various formalities regarding work visas and other administrative matters.

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER | Start of your assistantship

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The long-awaited moment! After a short period of observation, you will start your assistantship in the school/institution in which you have been assigned. Whoop-whoop!


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