Surfacing, celebrating and accelerating successful entrepreneurial journeys.

A working approach to job experience in tomorrow's economy.

Venture for Canada is a national charity which develops entrepreneurial leadership skills through training and supporting youth to work at innovative Canadian startups and small businesses.

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Our History

  • 2014
    • Venture for Canada incorporates
    • First employee hired
  • 2015
    • Inaugural Fellowship Cohort Selected
    • First Fellowship Training Camp at Queen's University
  • 2017
    • Inaugural Graduation Ceremony
    • First ReConnect Event
  • 2018
    • Team Grows to 8 Staff
    • Launch Atlantic Internship Program
    • Team Grows to 16 Staff
    • First Cohort of Atlantic Interns

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Our Programs

  • Internship Program

    We help post-secondary students in Atlantic Canada explore entrepreneurial work experiences, build their resumes, and build their networks.

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  • Fellowship Program

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

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  • Hire Talent

    We make it easy to connect with exceptional post-secondary students and grads.

    For Employers

Our Impact

Our 2018 Impact Report provides an overview of how we help develop entrepreneurial leaders through providing experiential learning opportunities and the results of our stewardship.
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2017 Impact Report

97% of the Fellows would like to continue to work in startups and/or launch their own firms.
1:1 Male to Female Ratio
40% of fellows have international experience
53k Average salary of a fellow
A photo of Scott Stirrett, CEO & Founder of Venture for Canada.

Our Culture

The next generation of leaders, innovators, and disruptors are playing for high stakes.

Venture for Canada is a non-profit, but our culture is all startup.

We’re addressing an acute problem with an agile, iterative, and collaborative process. Our team brings a range of experience and perspectives that evolve with feedback from employers, alumni, and each cohort.

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