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Scotia Personnel

About

One of Canada's top gap year organizations. With 31 years of experience, we partner with some of the world's best to offer amazing programs across Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. Tutor, Teach, Camp Counselor, Au Pair, Culinary, Hospitality and Cultural Ambassador Programs.

Founded
1985

Reviews

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Gabby
10/10

Hello! My name is Gabriella and I am an international student studying in Halifax, Canada. I am originally from Trinidad but I grew up on a small Caribbean island called Antigua. You can imagine the drastic change from warm, tropical, island to cold, windy city. Thankfully, Scotia Personnel was there to help me with my transition. Scotia Personnel really connected me to the Haligonian community by providing me with work opportunities in my favorite field; child care! Richelle, the director at Scotia, placed me as a nanny in a lovely home that housed the sweetest little girl. I got to know her very well, and I grew to look forward to our adventure filled afternoons together (adventure meaning anything from racing toy cars to taking the bus to the library).
After working at an in-home environment, I was ready to experience a day care setting. Scotia Personnel helped me find jobs at different day cares around Halifax where I was able to meet many little faces and experience all of their big personalities. Working in day cares has taught me how to be a more loving and patient care-taker as well as communicate more effectively with young children.
I would definitely recommend that anyone, especially international students take advantage of the opportunities offered by Scotia.

Yes, I recommend this program
Lydia
9/10

Being an Au Pair in China was surreal. I still can't believe I was there. I used to pinch myself sometimes, just to check if It was all a dream. My host child and I became sisters. I felt like we were twins sometimes. She's one of the cutest, and smartest child I ever met. My host family was very kind and down to earth. I miss them so much. This experience allowed me to be more independent and fearless. I've met amazing people and made lifetime friendships along the way. China became a part of me. It was like a dream come true. Please take me back. I had the time of my life in China. I always had a passion for traveling, but never had the opportunity to do so until now. I'm forever grateful to Scotia Personal for an unforgettable experience. Thank you for your support, for being understanding and patient Marilyn and Richelle. I recommend Scotia Personal to everyone!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Rebecca
10/10

Thank you Scotia Personnel for providing me the opportunity to travel to England and Australia for 1 year each to work as front desk agent at hotels. The landscape and history i saw abroad was rich and beautiful and i experienced their culture and local specialties. I had an awesome time working at the hotels! I learned the ins and outs of what it takes to be a successful hotelier! Thank you so much Scotia Personnel!

How can this program be improved?
Have accomodation for employees in different cities/towns that may not have them yet.
Yes, I recommend this program
Jenna
10/10

I first met Marilyn in 2011 in my last year at Algonquin College. I signed up to do a 1-year position with them working in a hotel in England. I had an amazing time at the hotel, and Scotia Personnel was incredibly helpful finding me such a great position.
After I finished my year, I went back to Canada and returned to University. After I graduated, I spoke with Richelle, an amazing member of the Scotia Personnel team, on programs that I could do during a 3-month break before I started my Masters program in Australia. She recommended the China program to me, as it provides a pocket-allowance, flight assistance, Mandarin classes and accommodations.
The family I was matched with was great. The mother and father both spoke English very well, and had two children who celebrated their 10th and 2nd birthday's while I was with the family. The work was easy, entertaining and we had a lot of fun together. The family took me on small trips, I taught the kids to make ginger cookies, and the 2-year old son and I practiced speaking Chinese together after my lessons every week!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Rashae
10/10

My time in Italy was spectacular, I wish I stayed longer. I fell in love not just with the beauty of the country but also its people, the food, and culture. It was such an amazing, and eye opening experience. I was so grateful to be able to experience Italy not just as a tourist but it was as if I was one with the people and culture, it made me miss home a lot less; it felt like I had another family here, and it was such a great feeling of being welcomed with open arms. I hope that I have the opportunity to go there again and experience the people and culture all over again. I hope that reading this will help you decide to go, because it's just too much of an amazing opportunity to pass up. It might seem a bit frightening to go when you know nobody and might not know the language all too well, but once you get there honestly all those thoughts of doubt get thrown out the window and excitement rushes in.

Yes, I recommend this program

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