Obtaining a bilingual summer job is a great way for FSL students to use their French in practical situations, gain valuable work experience for their CVs, and earn money at the same time!
If you are an employer seeking to hire French-speaking students this summer please send your job posting to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include it in this post! Merci!
Arts Programmer (Terrace, BC)
The Arts Programmer will be responsible for developing and continuing arts-based educational programming for children, youth, adults, and seniors, in both French and English. In addition, he or she will offer general guided tours of Heritage Park Museum in French for French-speaking tourists and residents, and will incorporate both art and French activities into the museum’s special events.
More information: http://heritageparkmuseum.com/jobs/arts-programmer/
Summer Camp Counsellors (Vancouver, BC)
Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver is hiring three fluently bilingual camp counsellors for its summer camp, Camp Virgule. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 29, 2016.
More information: http://www.lecentreculturel.com//offre-emploi
Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages
Young Canada Works (YCW) is a federal program that offers students and recent graduates the chance to put their skills to the test, build career equity, earn money for their education or get started on the right career path. Young Canada Works sponsors two summer job programs for students: YCW in Heritage Organizations and YCW in Both Official Languages
More information: http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1358260464627/1358260720464
Check the YCWBOL database for current listings of jobs in Both Official Languages.
The YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange (BC-Québec)
The YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange (SWSE) is a six-week summer program for 16- and 17-year-old youth. In British Columbia, each English-speaking participant is matched with a French-speaking participant from Québec, and the two youth are hosted in each other’s homes to deepen their cultural experience. Youth are also provided with a full-time summer job in the non-profit or public sector of the local community in which they are being hosted, and are paid the provincial minimum wage for their community involvement work. This aspect of the program gives participants invaluable work experience in day camps, child care centres, museums, libraries, offices, and other settings, a chance to use their second official language in practical situations on a daily basis, and ultimately, instills a passion for community involvement that youth bring home with them to their own communities upon their return.
More information: http://my.ymcagta.org/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=536
Parks Canada Student Employment Program
Parks Canada offers full-time secondary school, CEGEP, college, technical institute and university students access to over 1,000 student jobs across Canada every year. Jobs normally run from May to September in areas such as resource conservation services, visitor services, heritage presentation activities, assistance on the waterways or office support. Students have an opportunity to learn about Parks Canada and the federal government, and gain valuable work experience while developing and improving their employability skills.
More information: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/agen/empl/empl04.aspx
Federal Student Work Experience Program
The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) / Programme fédéral d’expérience de travail étudiant (PFETE) provides full-time students with the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills.
More information: http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/fswep-pfete/index-eng.php
Watch video here: http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/fswep-pfete/video-fra.htm