by Heidi Riley
Scotia Personnel Ltd. has been in business for over 30 years, working with students and graduates from across Canada to offer summer placements and longer-term opportunities for international work and travel.
The company also offers a chance for students to take a gap year abroad after high school or before or after university. Gap year programs can be done over a full year or more, a semester, or even as short as a month.
“We provide awesome opportunities to travel and see the world, while accommodations, meals, salary are provided, and the cost of flights provided with a number of the programs,” says Marilyn Van Snick, Recruiter. For example, one program – childcare in the United States – provides flights, accommodations, medical and more.
Teaching work placements are available for those with a degree. “It is an excellent opportunity to work, save money, and even help pay off your student loan.”
There are also opportunities to work as a tutor or as a nanny with children in France, Spain or Italy, or at summer camps in the UK, the US, and Europe. “This would be an excellent way to learn another language, and it is a great addition to your resumé.”
Nursing and Home Care positions are also available in the UK. A car, accommodations and flights are provided.
There are also international opportunities in the hotel field in England, Australia, or the Caribbean. “It is a great way to work and see the world, and it gives you an opportunity to see how businesses are run and what life is like in international communities. There is a wide variety of positions in the hospitality program, including front desk, receptionist, reservations, shift leader, food and beverage, chefs, banquets, and conferences.”
Applicants are screened, interviewed, and references are checked, and the company will help successful applicants apply for a position in the country of their choice. You need to provide a current resumé, a medical certificate stating you are in good health and fit to travel, police clearance, photos, and a letter of introduction tailored to the program you are applying for.
Some great testimonials can be viewed here
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