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Berridge Programs

Creative Semester Arts Gap Year Program

Carpe Diem Education

Meaningful & Culturally Immersive Gap Semester and Year Programs for Purpose-Driven Students ages 17-22

Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts

Access your next adventure when you live, work and play at Emerald Lake Lodge.


LiveDifferent's Academy Program


Canvee Life School

Gap Year Coaching

Confidently lead a year of purpose and prepare for what's next with one-on-one coaching

The CanGap Impact Fellowship

The CanGap Impact Fellowship is a 3-month skill development and project management program helping you get real experience in turning ideas into real (and impactful!) projects with $1000 micro-grant to make to happen.



CanGap Gap Year Scholarship

Apply for a $750 scholarship for your 2023/24 gap year. Applications close Sept 17!

Gap Year GPS

Launch into your EPIC year ahead with support from our 12-month planning and coaching program.

The High Desert Center

This isn't about a vacation from life; it's about you creating an amazing life

Irish Gap Year

Gap Year Programs in Ireland and Europe

International Field Studies

Forfar Marine Science Gap Year Program - The Bahamas

G Adventures

G Adventures

Pacific Discovery

Gap Year Programs with a Purpose

Official Languages Programs

If you are looking for a trusted and respected Canadian program to learn French, look no further.


Grow personally and professionally with Katimavik's two amazing programs.

Neuchâtel Junior College

If you are looking for a trusted and respected Canadian program to learn French, look no further.

United Planet

Gap Year Volunteer Abroad Opportunities in Over 30 Countries

SchoolFinder &

The 4-Step Gap Year Planner by CanGap

Plan your gap year in less than a school day with a virtual planning tool by Canada's gap year experts

Local Opportunities

How to find them

FREE Gap Year Resources

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

Animal Experience International

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

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!

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.

Outward Bound

Go Outward Bound in the U.S. and Canada

Class Afloat

Class Afloat West Island College International

Where There Be Dragons

Immersive & Responsible Travel Programs in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and North America

Discover Year

A Structured and Purposeful Gap Year