Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Student Guide Program in France-Fall 2022

Interested in amazing work and life experience? Want to learn more about Canada, France and yourself? Then Student Guide Program in France-Fall 2022 under Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) is absolutely perfect for you. The Student Guide Program is a unique, rewarding opportunity for Canadian youth to live and work in France, learn Canadian history and meet people from around the world.

Every four months, Veterans Affairs Canada hires 15-18 dynamic students from across Canada to work as guides at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in northern France.

Veterans Affairs Canada is well-known to employ Canadian students as guides year-round at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, located in northern France.

As of now, Veterans Affairs Canada is now inviting applications for the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP), the Student Guide Program in France-Fall 2022 from any of the eligible candidates who reside in Canada.

Employer Name: Veterans Affairs Canada
Program Name: Student Guide Program in France-Fall 2022
Closing Date: 2 May 2022
No of Vacancies: 16
Salary: $16.49 – $18.91 per hour and $28.00 daily living allowance
Employment Type: Full time
Location: Canadian National Vimy Memorial and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, France (International)

Shifts: To Be Determined
Duration: Fall 2022
Return Guides: August 15, 2022 – December 11, 2022
Guides: August 22, 2022 – December 11, 2022

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP): Student Guide Program in France-Fall 2022

Requirements:

Languages: Fluent bilingual in English and in French
Education: Post-secondary student
Age Requirement: Minimum age requirement in the province/territory of work
Experience: No Experience Required

Physical Requirements:

The candidate should be able to work in a natural outdoor setting and may encounter small wildlife, such as rabbits and sheep.

Other Requirements:

  • The candidate should be able to provide detailed descriptions on various complex topics, to summarize a discussion and express as well as support your opinions in the second official language
  • The candidate should possess strong public speaking skills
  • The candidate should have a valid First Aid Certificate
  • The candidate should have a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
  • The candidate should have a valid Canadian driver’s license with no restrictions related to a Graduated Driver Licensing program and/or a valid international driving permit
  • The candidate should have a valid Canadian passport
  • The candidate should have confirmation of current full-time student status in a recognized post-secondary institution (with Registrar’s seal) and a signed attestation confirming the intent to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • The candidate should have a valid work visa for France
  • The successful student should wear and maintain a uniform
  • The successful student should be willing to work variable schedules (shift work, weekends, statutory holidays and overtime)
  • The successful student should be willing to operate a government vehicle in Europe, sometimes with passengers, as required
  • The successful student should be able to stand and walk over uneven terrain for a long period of time, in various weather conditions
  • The candidate needs to consider all the necessary medical arrangements
  • The candidate should be prepared to bear the required medical requirements

Responsibilities:

The candidate should be able to provide interpretive information on the preserved battlefields and underground tunnels, in both official languages

The candidate should be able to explain the Canadian military history and answer questions from the public on the sites, local attractions and points of interest in the region

Benefits:

  • The employees get the opportunity to live and work in France
  • The employees get to develop their public speaking and presentation abilities
  • The employees get to represent Canada as a youth ambassador
  • The employees get to meet visitors from around the world
  • The employees get to discover Canada’s rich military history

Other accommodation and expenses

  • If you choose to live in the housing subsidized by Veterans Affairs Canada, you must sign a Rental Agreement and agree to have the monthly rental sum of approximately $300 deducted from your pay on a monthly basis (approximately $150 per cheque)
  • All successful students must arrange and pay for their own travel, including all other related costs
  • Upon successful completion of the work assignment and a satisfactory evaluation, you may be eligible for partial reimbursement of your actual airfare costs (up to CDN $800.00)

Note: There is a possibility of re-employment, the period of employment may be delayed, cancelled or shortened due to health regulations passed for COVID-19

About Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada is a department under the Government of Canada handling the responsibilities for pensions, benefits and services for war veterans, retired and serving the members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police, their families, as well as some of the civilians.

Veterans Affairs Canada is well-known to employ Canadian students as guides year-round at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, located in northern France. A Veteran can be defined as any former member of the Canadian Armed Forces who successfully underwent basic training and is honourably discharged.

A few examples of Veterans can be people who served in the first world war, served in the Korean war, people from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), those who served in the Korean war etc. The Veteran status works to recognise the risk CAF members assume by wearing the uniform and pledging allegiance. Canada’s modern-day veterans are known to carry out traditions, values and legacy of wartime Veterans and all Canadians, especially our youth, who should be aware of their accomplishments and sacrifices.

Veterans work with a mission and a vision to serve the Canadians. It works with a mission to provide exemplary, client-centred services and benefits that respond to the needs of Veterans, our other clients and their families, in recognition of their services to Canada; and to keep the memory of their achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians.

It works with a vision to provide exemplary service which honours the sacrifice and achievements of our Veterans and clients. Veterans are known for their values such as Integrity, Respect, Service, Accountability, Teamwork and Balance.

The Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) works to assist and help the Canadians whose courageous efforts gave the citizens this legacy and contributed to its growth as a nation. The VAC does mandatory work of supporting the well-being of Veterans and their families and promoting recognition and remembrance of the achievements and sacrifices of those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace.

How to apply

Without being biased, the employer is providing equal opportunities for the applicants who are eligible for this job. You can apply with the following link: All the best!

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