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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© 2019 by Canadian Gap Year Association Inc.

Planning Your Gap Year

Gap Years are still an uncommon (although that is changing!) pathway in Canada so it can be very daunting to make this choice.  This page aims to help you gain traction in making your decision and planning an amazing year filled with memories and life-changing opportunities.

Our Support Services

Gap Year Webinars: Join us online for a 30 minute informational session.

Gap Year Consultations: Speak with us one-on-one to get some advice on your planning.

BootCamp: Join other gappers for an in-person intensive day of gap year planning (offered seasonally)

Related Services: Looking to connect with other professionals for support? Check our our associates.

Independent Planning Resources

Gap Year Certification Program (September 2019): Showcase your gap year learning and get recognition for the amazing experiences you had while on your gap year journey. Sign up for advanced registration information.

Downloads: Check out some resources to help you plan your year.

Reading List (coming soon): See what other people are saying about planning gap years.

Gap Year Funding (coming soon): Check out how to offset the cost of your gap year through bursaries and fundraising