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Canada's economy ranks 22nd on the 2020 Bloomberg Innovation Index. We can do better.

Venture for Canada fosters the entrepreneurial skills employers say today's students and graduates need if they're going to play a constructive role in growing tomorrow's rapidly evolving economy.

Our Programs

Venture for Canada’s programs give prospective Interns and Fellows a line on jobs in growing startups and small businesses. They get training and a network of like-minded peers to help them rock first those jobs and then their careers.

  • Internship Program

    Post-secondary students in Atlantic and Western Canada can explore entrepreneurial work experiences, build their resumes, and build a network on the side.

  • Fellowship Program

    Our Fellowship program primes recent grads for success with training that fosters readiness and flexibility, real-world experience, and an ecosystem of similarly capable peers.

  • Alumni Network

    A large, growing and active network of established, enterprising former Fellows.

Our team has helped hundreds of students and new grads launch their careers

Meet The Team

Our Community in Real Life

100% <p>of VFC Interns would recommend the program to a friend.</p>
93% <p>of Fellows continue working in the entrepreneurial ecosystem after finishing the program.</p>

Our Impact Measured

Our 2019 Impact Report shares an overview and examples of how Venture for Canada helps develop entrepreneurial leaders through experiential learning.

View report
View past reports: 2017 2018

“Clearbanc would not have been able to grow as fast as we have without the contributions of our Venture for Canada Members.”

Andrew D'Souza
Co-Founder & CEO
92% of employers would recommend Venture for Canada to a colleague.


Started from the bottom,
now we’re here.

In seven years, VFC has grown from the apple in a 22-year-old's eye to a national charity with 20 staff members, a multi-million dollar budget, and 5000+ member community of Interns, Fellows, career-track alumni, and educational institution and employer partners.

Inaugural Fellow Alumni Council is selected
  • The inaugural Fellow Alumni Council is selected and begins operation.
  • The VFC Internship program expands its impact to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
  • VFC selects the inaugural Fellowship cohort for British Columbia.
Launch of Internship program
Inaugural Fellowship graduation
Venture for Canada receives charitable status
Inaugural Fellow Training Camp
Inaugural Fellowship cohort selected
Venture for Canada is incorporated by Scott Stirrett
A seed is planted

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