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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Gap Year Certification

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

The Gap Year Certification is the ultimate gap year community. If you are feeling overwhelmed (but excited) by your gap year, this is the lace for you!

This community is for you if:

  • You want to connect with other gappers, share ideas and learn what they are up to

  • You want access to a year's worth of resources to make the most of your gap year, from planning and executing to re-entering into 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 get access to:

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

  • The Gap Year Planning Roadmap Resource ($200 value)

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

  • 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


$495 + tax CAD

Pre-Registration Details

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

  • The Gap Year Planning Toolkit

  • Closed Parent Facebook Group

  • SLACK community

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

Stage-specific gap year resources
Gap Year Roadmap: A Planning Tool
An Online Community of Gappers
Access to gap year experts.
Gap Year Events
Certificate and Digital Badge*






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