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Primary School Teacher Exchange Program – Job-Swap in France

Live – Work – Discover

SWAP POSITIONS WITH A FRENCH TEACHER FOR A YEAR!

Are you a primary school teacher? Do you have a permanent position and over 3 years of experience? With your employer’s approval, you could live a unique personal and professional experience in France for 1 year while maintaining your benefits in Quebec.

This program is funded by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur.

Teach in a primary school in France

or in the French overseas departments and territory for one school year.

Maintain your benefits

(salary, seniority, etc.)

Swap houses and cars

(Optional)

Be paired with a partner

With a similar personality and profesional profile

1 school year

september to june

PROGRAM FUNDED

by the Ministry with a $2,000 grant per participant.

Additional Information

Admission requirements

Primary school
and preschool teachers

Public and private schools

Also eligible :

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Remedial Teachers (conditions apply)

Permanent postion

3 years of experience

Approval from your administration

required from both the school and school board

* Note : Music, English as a Second Language, Physical Education, and Adult Education teachers are not eligible as there is no equivalent in the French education system.

The steps

  • SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER
    Obtain the approval of the establishment and human resources director of the school board for participation in the program
  • JANUARY, 31
    Application deadline
  • MID-FEBRUARY
    Interviews
  • FEBRUARY
    Pairing proposal according to the candidate’s professional and personal profiles
  • APRIL AND MAY
    Preparatory steps, professional and private agreements with your partner
  • JUNE
    Mandatory pre-departure meeting in Québec City
  • JUNE ET JULY
    Visa application
  • AUGUST
    Greet your partner in Quebec and departure to France!

Taking your family with you

Visa

You and your family will be issued a visa that will allow you to stay in France during the exchange. You will receive a work authorization specific to your work as a teacher.

ACCOMODATION

Should you wish to participate in the program with your family, our team will ensure to offer a pairing with a partner who has accommodation that can comfortably host your family.

SCHOOL

Your children will be enrolled in a French shool and will be able to continue their education for free and without falling behind when returning to Quebec. This school year will be credited in Quebec once the exchange has been completed.

Rencontres d'information

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17°C

Average temperature during your stay

18 Régions

to discover in France

4½-DAY WEEKS

Regular academic schedule

FRENCH GASTRONOMY

A reference in terms of haute cuisine

Paris

Capital of France

POPULATION OF 67M

8 times the population of Quebec for an area 3 times smaller

+6 HOURS

Time difference with Québec

EUROS

Currency

Bordered by 6 COUNTRIES

with various languages

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 Ministry to administer this program.

1969

Year the program
was founded

20 POSITIONS

per year

$45 000

in grants from
the Ministry

Apply now!

Deadline : January 31, 2019

Apply