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Application Form for Canadian Citizens or

Permanent Residents of Canada

Thank you for your interest in L’Arche communities in Canada.  The following are some things you need to consider before completing the application for one of our communities:

  • As a live-in Assistant, you will typically live with 5-7 other people in a home.
  • Our model integrates living and working and therefore, responsibilities extend beyond typical workplace hours with personal time built into the structure of each day.
  • Assistants support Core Members (persons with intellectual disabilities) with personal care and support in daily activities.
  • You will be expected to do a share of the housework including: cooking, cleaning, laundry, and shopping.
  • All L’Arche communities have a spiritual dimension.  We expect Assistants to be open to and supportive of each other’s spirituality and our community practices.
  • Community life in L’Arche will include attending community meetings, events, trainings, and formations.

Please have your CV or Resume ready as you will be asked to upload your CV or Resume as the final step of completing the application form.  Applications without a CV or resume will not be accepted

Firstname *
Lastname *
Address *
Phone Number *
E-mail address *
Skype name
What is your ideal start date? *
Did you hear about L’Arche from a College or University? *

Please enter the name of the college or university:

Please select from the from the following list of sources:

Career Services
Job/Career Fair
Professor/faculty member
Campus ministry
Program of study

Other ways of hearing about L’Arche
Facebook or other social media
Friend or relative
School curriculum
Book / journal / other print material
Internet search

For how long would you like to be an Assistant? *

Preference is given to candidates who plan to stay for at least one year.

Geographic or community preferences

Often, the L’Arche Canada Recruitment Coordinator will match candidates with a location based on need and timing.  Please list any geographic or community preferences below, and indicate reasons for your preference.

What attracts you to the Assistant role and why do you think you would be a good Assistant? *
Do you have a valid drivers licence? *

How long have you been driving?
Have you ever spent time in or been part of a L’Arche community?

Please explain, including dates, community, and nature of role.  Please ensure the Assistants Coordinator or Community Leader is listed as a reference on your resume.

Is there anything else you would like us to know about your background or application that will help us assess if you are a suitable candidate for L’Arche Canada?
Upload your résumé *

Please provide your CV. Only Word, PDF, TXT, RTF or XLS files will be accepted.