Official Languages Programs [en français]


A number of official languages programs are available to residents of British Columbia. Funded by the Government of Canada and administered by the B.C. Ministry of Education, the following programs are currently available:
  • Bursary Summary Table (PDF, 35KB)

  • Explore

    A bursary covering room, board and tuition to enable anglophone students who have completed at least Grade 11 or higher education, to enroll in five-week immersion courses in French. This program has been approved as an External Credential: students who successfully complete this exchange would be entitled to receive credit towards B.C. secondary school graduation. (Refer to External Languages in the Course Registry).
    For more information, and for access to the online application form (available in December), please visit the the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) Explore website.

    Explore Flyers English (PDF, 2.5MB) | Français (PDF, 2.5MB)

  • Destination Clic

    A bursary covering room, board and tuition to enable francophone students, as defined under Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, who have completed Grade 8 or 9, to enroll in a three-week course in French.
    For more information, and for access to the online application form (available in December), please visit the CMEC's Destination Clic website.

    Destination Clic Flyers English (PDF, 3MB) | Français (PDF, 3MB)

  • Official Languages Study Fellowship

    A fellowship to encourage students to enter a full-time postsecondary program offered in French at a francophone or bilingual institution for a period of one academic year.

  • Odyssey

    This program offers full-time employment (for people with at least one year of post-secondary education) as language assistants in second language classrooms.
    For more information, and for access to the online application form, please visit the CMEC's Odyssey website.

    Odyssey Flyers English (PDF, 1.8MB) | Français (PDF, 1.8MB)

  • British Columbia/Quebec Six-Month Bilingual Exchange Program

    A reciprocal exchange program available for a limited number of Grade 10-11 French Immersion and Francophone Program (formerly Programme cadre de français) students. Quebec students live with B.C. families for three months and attend B.C. high schools. Later in the school year, B.C. students live with Quebec families for three months and attend Quebec high schools. This program has been approved as an External Credential: students who successfully complete this exchange would be entitled to receive credit towards B.C. secondary school graduation. (Refer to External Languages in the Course Registry). Apply through participating schools.

  • French Teachers' Bursary Program

    Bursaries to assist Core French, Immersion or Francophone Program teachers to attend credit and non-credit courses to improve their French academic and linguistic qualifications. The bursary covers tuition, transportation and living expenses for immersion courses and tuition for courses taken for credit only to a maximum amount for both.

  • Bursary for French Teachers in Training

    A bursary to encourage students to register in a one-year full-time programme, offered in French, by the Faculty of Education of a BC post-secondary institution, where the objective is to train teachers specializing in French as a first language (francophone) or French as a second language (Core French, Immersion or Francophone Program teachers).

Information Sheets for the Offical Languages Programs

English (PDF) | Français (PDF)

For more information on any of these programs, please email the Coordinator of Federal Official Languages Programs.