Early Childhood Work-Study Program

The program for candidates

A paid training program that alternates work and study each week.

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A recognized course to start and train you in the profession of educator

Whether or not you already work in a childcare service...

Whether you live in Chicoutimi, Drummonville, Montreal or Amos...

Whether you are in professional retraining, or that you are simply seeking your own path...

The Early Childhood Work-Study Program is for you!

How does it work?

For 18 months, you study 15 hours each week at CEGEP to obtain your Atesstation of collegial studies: AEC - Early Childhood Care and Education.

When you don't have classes, you work in a CPE or an educational daycare to perfect your practice and validate AEC in ECCE skills (10 to 20 hours per week).

The best part?

Your employer pays you for your working hours AND your class hours! They then receive financial compensation to finance your salary when you are in class.

Fall 2022 recruitment is complete!

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for the work-study program, you must:

  • Work in a CPE or an educational daycare registered on our portal. Don't worry! If you are not already employed, we can help you find an employer. Consult the job offers page
  • Be 18 or older when you register for the program
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or a Canadian permanent residence permit
  • Have validated your secondary 5 or, under certain conditions, secondary 4 or 5 credits (or the equivalent outside Quebec.

Depending on the CEGEP you choose, you can study in-class, online or in a hybrid mode.

My steps of participation in the Course

Next cohort: Fall 2022

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Step 1

Candidacy

I apply without further delay to job offers posted on the recruitment portal, by employers in my region.

Dates: August 15 to September 25.

Recruitment of candidates is complete. Come back later to see the job offers for the winter 2023 cohort!

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Step 2

Selection

  • I pass selection interviews with employers
  • If my application is accepted, I sign the promise of employment that my employer will attach to my online application file.

Please note that step 2 does not constitute confirmation of admission to the Program

Deadline: September 27

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Step 3

Registration

  • Once step 2 is completed, my online file is ready. It will be sent directly to the CEGEP of my choice on October 7.
  • From October 10 to November 14: the CEGEP contacts me to compile my admission file and validate my registration. I must provide the required documents and pay the related fees ($200 maximum per session).
  • Classes begin November 21.

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I talk to my employer

To register for the Course, my employer must:

  • Understand the implications and investments required by employers
  • Register their workplace on the early childhood work-study portal
  • Complete my registration request from his Employer space (internal application)
  • Produce and sign my certificate of employment and attach it to my application

If the employer needs information and documentation, the Work-Study Program team is there to support him in his efforts.

Dates: from August 15 to September 25.

Recruitment of candidates is complete. The dates for the 2023 winter cohort will be communicated shortly!

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Step 2

Registration

  • Once step 1 is completed, my online file is ready. It will be sent directly to the CEGEP of my choice on October 7.
  • From October 10 to November 14: the CEGEP contacts me to compile my admission file and validate my registration. I must provide the required documents and pay the related fees ($200 maximum per session).
  • Classes begin November 21.

Ready to start the program?

Start with step 1! Apply now for job offers posted by employers in your area.

See job offers

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