In order to apply to the Teaching Assistant Program in France, candidates must qualify to the following requirements:
CITIZENSHIP: Candidates must be Canadian citizens residing in Canada (except for applicants in exchange programs abroad) or permanent residents of Canada at the time of application.
AGE: Candidates must be between 20 and 35 years old on the start date of the program. The age limit is strict and we cannot make exceptions. We do not offer any similar programs for people not meeting this program eligibility requirements.
EDUCATION: Be enrolled in university, having completed at least two years of university studies on the program start date. If you are not currently enrolled in university, but have recently graduated (within the last two years) or stopped your studies, you can apply if you have previous experience in teaching or a degree in Education.
Applicants from ALL fields of study are eligible and encouraged to apply to the program.
BACKGROUND: Candidates must have completed the majority of their studies in Canada.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Proficiency in French is required (minimum B1 level on Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in order to facilitate work in the classroom and integrating easily into a new community. A letter of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s French skills is required. French majors and minors are encouraged to apply.
- The selection process favors applicants who have prior experience teaching or working with children, adolescents, and/or adults. This is not required, but all applicants should demonstrate at least an interest in education.
- Candidates must possess the skills to promote cultural understanding between France and Canada. Previous experience living, working and/or traveling abroad is helpful in demonstrating this ability and an appreciation of other cultures.