Work & Travel Abroad


Work part-time and learn French while living a Parisian lifestyle!

Get a job as a language instructor and teach children from 3 to 12 years old, learn new fun and innovative teaching methods, attend social events and take time to travel in France and around Europe during school holidays..

The best thing about the France Platinum program is that you find a job before you travel! This will save you money and give you the peace of mind you need to organize your travel abroad. If you opt for this program, you will start earning money as soon as you arrive. 

You have one year to explore France. It is great to start with a job in hand and help fund your future travels. We arrange a job BEFORE you leave Canada. You have the choice between 4 to10 months starting in September, or 6 months starting in January.

Two types of placements are available and full training is provided!

“Babysitting and nanny jobs”

Babysitting jobs consist of looking after children, aged 3 to 12, usually after school, from 4:30 PM to 7.30PM. Your involvement in helping them learn a new language will be considerable, as you are expected to converse, play, sing and initiate fun activities with them. A number of resources, especially developed by Specialists in language acquisition, are available to help you interact and connect with kids.

“Teaching jobs”

Teachers have the objective to help children, students or professionals learn a new language, in a flexible environment, according to each person’s needs. You need to have experience in teaching a language. 

Please note that we do not require any specific degree or qualification; and you do not even have to speak French at all.

Jobs are available in Paris, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice and Toulouse.

To be eligible for the program:

  • You must be eligible for the Youth Mobility Program France-Canada with no dependents. The duration of this visa is 4 to 12 months with the possibility for an on-site extension of 12 months
  • You must have International Travel Medical Insurance and proof of your provincial medical coverage for the entire duration that you are in France.
  • You must have a clean Police record. 
  • You must stay a minimum of four (4) months.

To be eligible for the Working Holiday Visa:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen and resident with a valid CANADIAN PASSPORT (valid for at a minimum six months past the end date of the visit
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 35
  • You must have a clear Police Record 
  • You must provide a proof of financial resources (minimum of $3000CAD) to provide for any initial expenses at the start of your stay and to allow you to leave the country at any time during your stay in France. The bank statement should clearly bear your name.
  • You must submit all the documents necessary to support your visa request.

Visa Costs

Visas are issued free of charge for Youth Mobility Program France-Canada applicants.

What’s included:

  • Instructions on how to apply for the Working Holiday Visa
  • Flexibility in where you book your flight and insurance
  • A paid job placement
  • An orientation on your day of arrival in Paris
  • Travel details to reach placement destination will be provided
  • Assistance with finding accommodation 
  • Assistance from our partner organization throughout your stay in France
  • Advice on opening a bank account

What’s not included:

  • Working Holiday Visa Application
  • Airfare
  • Medical Insurance
  • Transportation to employment
  • Personal expenses

France is the leading tourist destination in the world with Paris as its capital city.

The Eiffel Tower, a symbol of Paris and France, was initially dedicated solely to radio transmissions! The most visited monument is the Cathedral of Notre Dame with 13.5 million visitors,Gare du Nord is the leading European train station in terms of traffic, there are 8000 cafes with terraces and 70 spots with coffee for less than 1 euro!

Other major cities are

Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulon,Toulouse

The national motto is Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

France’s official currency is the Euro and the country counts close to 66 million inhabitants.

France is the most expansive country in the European Union and benefits from a wide variety of landscapes.

Located on Europe's western side, the metropolitan territory has over 3,400 miles (5 500 km) of coastline stretching from the North Sea and along the Channel to the Atlantic Ocean in the west, and along the Mediterranean in the south. Several islands line the coasts, the largest of which is Corsica located in the Mediterranean.

The large mountain ranges are distributed in the east and the south while 4 great river basins cross the country. The Seine in the north, the Loire and the Garonne in the west, and the Rhône between Switzerland and the Mediterranean.

France has the world’s largest number of ski resorts located in the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central (Europe’s largest volcanic area), the Jura mountainsand the Vosges.

France shares its borders with Belgium and Luxembourg in the north, Germany, Switzerland and Italy in the east, and with Spain in the south.

France counts 38 UNESCO listed World Heritage sites, including cathedrals, abbeys, historic centres, and a variety of other locations.


Program fees:

FRANCE PLATINUM PROGRAM (includes Pre-arrival Work placement)

CAD $499 + 5% GST 
Non-refundable booking fee CAD $100

Minimum program duration:

 4 months

Program start date: 

Please register a minimum 10 to 12 weeks prior to your preferred program start date.

Program availability:

Jobs start either in September or in January and are available in Paris, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice and Toulouse.