Fellowship Program

A growth-focused program building the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.

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Access innovation careers with the training you need to thrive long-term.

  • Deadline for 2023 Winter Admissions is March 1, 2023

    Apply now.
  • $2,000 to participate. Scholarships available.

    Learn about our scholarships
  • Recent post-secondary grads in all provinces

  • Three step admissions process.

  • 12 months program

  • Part-time program, with 3-week in-person Training Camp.

    Learn more about our Fellowship Training Camp.
  • Virtual & Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario (Training Camp)

  • Deadline for 2023 Winter Admissions is March 1, 2023

    Apply now.
  • $2,000 to participate. Scholarships available.

    Learn about our scholarships
  • Recent post-secondary grads in all provinces

  • Three step admissions process.

  • 12 months program

  • Part-time program, with 3-week in-person Training Camp.

    Learn more about our Fellowship Training Camp.
  • Virtual & Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario (Training Camp)

Activate your entrepreneurial spirit.

Our recipe for sticky entrepreneurship careers blends work experience, curated professional development, and community connections.

  • Learn by doing. Access permanent roles at startups in Marketing, Operations, Sales and Customer Success.

    • Entry level roles
    • Personal 1-1 job search coach
    • Exclusive job board and startup networking events

Go on to found startups, assume leadership roles at startups, or apply new entrepreneurial skills at larger organizations.

An Alumni Culture

The VFC Fellow ecosystem is broad, diverse, established, and wired for connection. See past cohorts

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Expose yourself to entrepreneurship

    • 5-days/week of industry speakers content workshops, sprint challenges, and community social events.
    • Entrepreneurial skills development training.
    • Choose from 15+ career-specific workshops in Marketing, Sales, Customer Success, and Operations.

Experience VFC

  1. Nov

    Send in your application

    Complete a short (two-page) application form so we can get to know you better.

    • No fee to apply
    • We review applications weekly and advance successful applicants.
  2. Create a 1-minute video pitch

    Record and submit a short video about why you’re interested in the Fellowship, entrepreneurship, or this opportunity.

  3. Meet the Community!

  4. March

    Finally, attend a selection event

    You’ll be invited to a half-day, virtual event. The final step in the admissions process.

    • Collaborate in group challenge
    • Immersive Workshop
    • Network with other finalists
  5. April

    Accept your offer!

    Selected applicants will be sent offers— your official welcome to the VFC Community.

  6. Apply for a Scholarship Award

    After you accept your offer, you can apply for a scholarship of up to $3,000 in financial aid.

“The startup ecosystem is where I wanted to be and Venture for Canada helped me get there.”
Manuela Barcenas

2018 Fellowship Member, Manuela Barcenas

Journalism and Communication Studies, Ottawa, ON

Are you a fit?

  • Legally eligible to work in Canada.

  • You graduate(d) between Fall 2020 and Spring 2023.

  • Have a post-secondary degree or diploma from a Canadian post-secondary OR be a Canadian who has studied abroad.

  • Fields of Study: Business, Arts & Humanities, or STEM

  • Available to start searching for work as soon as you're accepted into the program.

  • Life-long learner, eager, and committed to completing our year-long training program.

  • Great communicator, interested in entrepreneurship and developing their own potential!

8 cohorts in, we’ve built a pretty cool community. Say hi.