Objectives of the Summer Work Student Exchange

This program is an excellent opportunity for students to grow, build new skills, and learn more about themselves, their community, their country and others. Our general program objectives are:

  • To contribute to increased knowledge and understanding of Canada among Canadian youth, by enabling them to learn first-hand about the history, geography, industry, institutions, cultures, communities, languages and other facets of Canada.
  • To help young Canadians connect to one another and create lasting linkages, across the country and between groups, thereby helping to strengthen the fabric of Canadian society.
  • To develop Canadian identity and a sense of belonging to Canada among Canadian youth by enhancing their appreciation of both the diversity and the shared aspects of the Canadian experience.

The program will also achieve the following specific program objectives:

  • To better prepare participants for the workforce through job experience, employer mentorship and industry awareness.
  • To provide an opportunity for the participants to learn about and appreciate another culture.
  • To allow students the opportunity to practice their 2nd official language skills through homestay and work immersion.
  • To enable youth to give back to the community through a group community project.
  • To empower youth to take on new challenges and gain confidence and general preparedness for their future!


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