After Explore

Promotion Agent

At this time, all of our 2012-13 Promotion Agent positions have been filled. We thank you for your interest and invite you to send us your résumé and cover letter for future consideration. Please be sure to clearly indicate your past experience with the programs!


The mandate of promotion agents is to promote the following three Official-Languages Programs, with the goal of increasing the number of participants:

  • Explore
  • Destination Clic
  • Odyssey

In cooperation with provincial or territorial coordinators, promotion agents are responsible for planning visits to schools, colleges, universities, other institutions, and fairs in their assigned regions. In order to prepare selected candidates for their role as promotion agents, the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), organizes and conducts a compulsory pan-Canadian training session in Quebec City at the end of August. Promotion agents will receive training in promotion and communication techniques, time management, administrative procedures, and related topics.


  • In cooperation with their provincial or territorial coordinators and with CMEC, plan, organize, and coordinate travel and visits to educational institutions in their assigned regions to promote the programs.
  • Arrange visits to any other relevant organizations or events (e.g., information fairs, educational events, employment fairs). Distribute promotional materials to students and officials at educational institutions and at places such as banks and cafés.
  • Promote the programs by preparing and making dynamic presentations in classrooms, at kiosks, and to various groups.
  • Keep their coordinators informed of itineraries and visits on a weekly basis.
  • Perform other program-related duties as requested by the coordinators.
  • Prepare a final activity report.
  • Represent CMEC and their province or territory in a professional manner.
Selection criteria

Interested candidates who have never participated in Odyssey must go through the application process and must have obtained positions as language assistants. For more information, contact the coordinator of your home province or territory about this exciting opportunity.

Selected candidates must
  • Meet the criteria required to participate in Odyssey
  • Have excellent presentation skills in both official languages
  • Be fluent in French and English
  • Be dynamic and enthusiastic
  • Be able to work independently and in a group
  • Have strong organizational skills
  • Have excellent time-management skills
  • Have a sense of adventure
  • Have a valid driver’s licence

Promotion agents will:

  • Work 25 hours per week from the beginning of September through May 31, and receive a sum of $18,500* for the nine months of their work term
  • Receive two allowances** for return travel between their home province or territory and the assigned region, if eligible
  • Be paid a per diem for visits to institutions and other sites

* This amount is taxable.
** Some of these allowances are taxable.

Contact us

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your résumé and cover letter by fax, e-mail, or mail to:

Official Languages
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)
95 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 1106
Toronto, ON  M4V 1N6
Tel.: 416-962-8100
Fax: 416-962-2800

Web site:

CMEC thanks all candidates for their interest in this position. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

CMEC is an equal-opportunity employer. Priority will be given to candidates who have previous experience with the Official-Languages Programs.

Promotion agents are expected to work in the ministry/department office of their respective provincial or territorial coordinators.


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