Eligibility: Canadians aged 18-35. No Student Status required.
For SWAP France it is required that you are proficient in French. In order for our partners in France to be able to assist you, you will need to be confident that you can attend a job interview held completely in French. Without this level of language, we do not recommend you choose this program.
Registration Deadline: Apply at least 2 weeks prior to departure. You must have obtained your French visa prior to applying
Repeat Participation: No
Visa Duration: Any period up to 1 year
Support Funds: $3,000 (varies between provinces). What are support funds?
The French Consulates in Canada require dealing directly with candidates rather than with third party or intermediary organizations like SWAP. We cannot assist you in securing the necessary documentation to work in France. You must apply at a specific French Consulate-General based on your province of residence. See below:
Montreal: If you live in Quebec or the Atlantic Provinces http://consulfrance-montreal.org/
Toronto: If you live in Ontario, Manitoba or Saskatchewan http://consulfrance-toronto.org/
Vancouver: If you live in BC, Alberta, Yukon or the NWT http://consulfrance-vancouver.org/
SWAP recommends that you begin the application procedure well in advance of your proposed departure date. SWAP, through our Paris-based partner organization, will assist you in France after arrival. SWAP apologizes for not being able to assist you directly in securing the necessary visa. Your Travel CUTS/Voyages Campus counsellor will guide you with your travel arrangements and SWAP will pre-book your orientation prior to your arrival in Paris.
Registering for SWAP France is easy.