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Canadian Gap Year Association

We help you plan the ULTIMATE gap year experience where you have access to the right community, the right tools, and the right support to thrive!

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Gap Year GamePlan by CanGap

Lead an EPIC and purposeful gap year by certifying your skills and building community!

International Experience Canada

Plan Today, Explore Tomorrow!

RBC Future Launch


The 4-Step Gap Year Planner by CanGap

Plan your gap year AND earn your Goal Setting badge in less than 8 hours with our Gap Year Planner

Pacific Discovery

Gap Year Semester and Summer Programs Traveling Across the Globe

Gap Year Canada

Experience the magic of the mountains, come live, work and play in the Canadian Rocky Mountains; with pre arranged jobs and housing in Banff to ensure your season is a success!

Discover Year

Education for Life

Kaya Responsible Travel

Kaya's Gap Years: Sustainable Projects, Virtual Internships, and Responsible Travel in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Official Languages Programs


Outward Bound Canada

Get out. Look in.

Local Opportunities

How to find them


Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism.


Find yourself in Mexico - LiveDifferent Academy: A 13 week, cross cultural experience that will change your life.

FREE Gap Year Resources

START HERE: Get a condensed version of what you need to start exploring a gap year

Neuchâtel Junior College

Neuchâtel Junior College offers the unique opportunity to study Canadian curriculum in Switzerland.

Animal Experience International

Safe, ethical and authentic volunteering, curated by travel and animal experts.

Class Afloat

Study and Sail the World, with Class Afloat

Operation Groundswell

We're sparking a movement of socially conscious and globally active travelers.

Youth International

Experience the World!

Adanac Au Pair

Adanac Au Pair - your immersive childcare experience!

Athabasca University

Canada's online university

GVI Canada

Create your impact ethically.

Chantiers jeunesse

You want to get involved, do projects and embark on new adventures? Chantiers jeunesse offers you volunteer programs throughout Canada to develop your skills and make a difference in a community!


Contiki brings 18–35-year-old travellers together to experience the world sustainably, all through life-changing trips with more fun, less hassle and the freedom to do your own thing.

Global Citizen Year

Global Citizen Year Academy is a virtual leadership experience equipping young changemakers from 80+ countries with the foundational skills and network to launch a lifetime of social impact.

Projects Abroad

Structured Gap Semester Programs as well as individual internships.

Canadian Conservation Corps

Change your life. Change the world!

Andégo Internships Abroad

Paid internship as an English Language Assistant in France!