Gap Year Certification

Join the Community  | Get access to resources | Be recognized for your experience. 

The Gap Year Certification program provides gappers with the benefits of a supportive community, as you work towards an internationally-accredited certificate. While the gap year experience is individual and unique for each gapper, having access to connections, camaraderie, and a community will keep you motivated and ultimately enhance your experience in the best ways.

This community is for you if:


  • You want to connect with other gappers, share ideas, and learn about others’ experiences


  • You want access to a full year of resources to get the most from your gap year, starting with the planning and executing right through to re-entering the "real world" after your gap year


  • Want to work towards a Gap Year Certificate that you can add to your resume and LinkedIn profile


As part of this community, you will have access to:


  • A VIP portal that contains resources for all stages of your gap year journey

  • An on-demand SLACK community that allows you to share ideas and connect with other gappers and gap year experts

  • A roster of Gap Year experts and industry-leading guest speakers

  • Monthly LIVE events (digital and in-person in select cities)

  • A Certificate and Digital badge* to highlight to future schools and employers


*pending the satisfactory completion of certification requirements


$395 + tax CAD

The Gap Year Certification is an excellent build-on for the Gap Year Planning Toolkit Program:

$495 + tax CAD (savings of $95)





Certification Criteria:

Complete an activity in each of the following categories:
  • Personal Wellness
  • Money Sense
  • Career/Educational pathways exploration
  • Identity
Submit a Gap Year Plan
Work with a Mentor
Complete a Small Independent Project
Attend an Exit Interview


Resources to execute an epic gap year
An Online Community of Gappers
Access to gap year experts.
Gap Year Events
Certificate and Digital Badge*


Pre-Registration Details

The general content for the community will become live as of August 1st, 2020 but if you register now, you will get immediate access to:

  • Closed Parent Facebook Group

  • SLACK community

  • The Design Your Gap Year Program (if you select the combo package)

BONUS: You will get a letter of support for University/College Deferrals from CanGap.


The Canadian Gap Year Association is a non-profit organization leading the gap year movement in Canada. With a mandate to support research, education and advocacy work, developing and curating resources for gap years, it is our goal to elevate the gap year pathway for all Canadians.



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