How to apply - Student Guides in France

Upcoming deadlines and work sessions

Summer work session
Application deadline: January 14 2019
Work period: May 6 – August 27 2019

Fall work session
Application deadline: April 15, 2019
Work period: August 19 – December 15, 2019

Winter work session
Application deadline: September 16, 2019
Work period: January 20 – May 13, 2019

Job requirements

To apply, you must:

  • be a full-time post-secondary student
  • be fluently bilingual in English and in French
  • have strong public speaking skills, and
  • have experience working with the public

At the beginning of your interview, you will have a brief conversation in your second language to assess your language skills.

Conditions of employment

Before the job start date, you must obtain a valid:

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
  • Canadian driver's license with no restrictions and a valid international driving permit
  • Canadian passport
  • French work visa, and
  • Confirmation of current full-time student status in a recognized post-secondary institution (with Registrar's seal of proof) and a signed attestation confirming the intent to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.

Recruitment process

  1. Apply
    • Student guides are hired through the Government of Canada’s Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP). 
    • Submit your application and resumé through FSWEP
    • Your application must be received by the work term deadline above
  2. Interview
    • If selected, you will have a 20-30 minute telephone interview to assess your knowledge, abilities and second language levels
    • Before the interview, you’ll receive study materials (which will help you answer the knowledge questions!)
  3. Results
    • You will receive your results within 3-4 weeks of your interview
    • If chosen, you’ll receive details about the job and documents you need to work in France

Thank you for applying.

Commitment to diversity and employment equity

Veterans Affairs Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act. We work to ensure our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. When applying for jobs with Veterans Affairs Canada, we encourage members of designated groups to identify themselves. Read more about these four designated groups.


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