Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

March 17, 2011 08:30 ET

Minister Blackburn Encourages Students to Apply for Guide Positions at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, in France

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), announced today that the deadline for the next round of applications to work as interpretive guides at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, in France, has been extended to March 31, 2011.

"Canada's memorials overseas are powerful symbols of the country's gratitude to those who made the supreme sacrifice in the defence of peace and freedom," said Minister Blackburn. "By working at these memorials, student guides discover Canada's rich military history, experience the culture of France and become ambassadors of remembrance in their schools and communities."

Through the Student Guide Program, Veterans Affairs Canada provides students with the opportunity to live and work in France as interpretive guides at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. Work terms are approximately four months long and run from January to April, May to August, and August to December. The recruitment period for the fall session will close on March 31, 2011.

Students across Canada may apply on-line through the Federal Student Work Experience Program at jobs.gc.ca.

For more information on the Student Guide Program, please visit the Veterans Affairs Web site at veterans.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    613-992-3465
    Cell.: 613-608-3252