Relève Active

You’re unsure about your next career path?

Are you afraid that you’ll lack work experience when applying for a job?

You have a formation, but you’re doubting if you really like it?

Foot in the door is the program to meet YOUR needs!


What is Foot in the door ?

  • A job shadow opportunity of 3 to 5 days
  • A well selected mentor to fits your interests and field of study
  • An opportunity to validate or invalidate your career choice
  • Significant experience to add to your résumé
  • A chance to start your professional network
  • A program in continuity with the guidance counselor services offered by INS Québec and the Fondation de l’Athlète d’Excellence du Québec
  • An integrated initiative in the national program Game PlanTM

Foot in the door


To submit your application, fill in the questionnaire by clicking on the button below.
Registration begins: October 5, 2017
Enrollment deadline: October 23, 2017
Act fast – Only 10 places available!

The registrations are now closed.

Stay tuned on our social medias for the opening of the next cohort!

More information on the process and the program:

Once the cohort of athletes will be selected for the program, we will analyze your file and take the time to meet with you. Montréal Relève will then put you in touch with your host organization. You will be paired with a mentor who will show you his professional reality in the job market.
The job shadow schedule will be adapted to your sport schedule: 1 day per week, 1 day per month, 1 full week or a more personalized schedule.
You will have 6 months to complete your job shadowing. You’re in control of your schedule! But you must also be ready to invest your time and respect the schedule once determined!

Jacqueline Simoneau (synchronized swimming)

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Pierre-Luc Thibault (table tennis)


Victoria Poon (swimming)

Relève Active: the new support program for athletes

In order to give athletes considering their career transition the tools they need, the organization Montréal Relève and the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) have created the Relève Active internship and mentoring program. This program offers immersive internships of approximately 40 hours to give athletes the chance to see whether their choice of career or field of study is the right one.

Developed to meet athletes’ need for assistance in entering the job market, Relève Active seeks to provide support at a time when they have important decisions to make regarding their personal and professional lives.

Relève Active targets athletes active on the national or international scene when it is the right time for them to take stock and perhaps turn the page and define the next phase of their professional life. To help athletes identify a career after sports, Relève Active assists them in finding a first experience in the professional world, in line with their interests and field of study. This program is part of INS Québec’s commitment to supporting athletes and encouraging them to start thinking about this issue, which is all too often postponed or left until after retirement.