Experience is a powerful teacher. Come get some.
Looking to get your feet wet in a startup? Venture For Canada offers post-secondary students the opportunity to explore entrepreneurial work experiences in Atlantic Canada, British Columbia and the Prairies. Learn invaluable skills on your road to building your future from those in the best position to teach - other entrepreneurs.
Bonus: our program fits the requirements of most co-op placements
Application Process & Deadlines
We’re looking for students who embrace our values and are curious about entrepreneurship. We’ll connect you with startups and innovative companies excited to work with you.
Our job board is an online portal exclusive to the VFC Community. It’s frequently updated with new positions from a variety of sectors. Our paid internships are full-time, located across Atlantic Canada, the Prairies and British Columbia, and have wages between $15 - $20/hour.
Both co-op & non co-op students are welcome. Full time and part time internships are available.
Still with us? Great!
Check your eligibility first:
- Are you a full-time or part-time Post-Secondary Student?
- Are you a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee?
- Are you interested in building the skills most valued in the future job market?
How it works:
Submit an Application Form
We’ll be in touch for a phone interview to learn more about what drives you.
Invitation to Connect with Employers
If there’s a match, we’ll invite you to our job board where you can apply to positions with partners who are looking for candidates just like you!
Once you’ve been hired, you’re in!
Get Professional Training
We prepare you to thrive in your internship and connect with other like-minded future entrepreneurs from across the region through over 20 hours of skills development and professional growth. Past session themes have included prioritization and goal setting, stress management, relationship and team building, confidence, presenting and work planning. Our training helps you develop the work readiness skills that will help you shine.
We’re here to support you throughout the program.
We offer ongoing training and check-ins to keep you on the right track, even after your internship is done. Past themes have included resume development & job hunting, budgeting 101, and workplace rights.
“I remember as a child begging my parents every summer to take me to the city to walk on the boardwalk, to go onto the boats to fish and explore the ocean. I have always been passionate about the environment, helping others and having fun in the workplace; I would have never expected to have the opportunity to combine all my passions and work for an amazing company like Pisces Research Project Management — and it’s all thanks to Venture for Canada. As a transgender person, VFC has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and become a part of an amazing team who values me as a person, and not just for my skills and experience.”
“I have always been interested in working in a fast paced and innovative environment. Working in a startup has provided this opportunity, as well as challenged me to develop my skills and my confidence. This has been an amazing opportunity so far, and I would recommend working in a startup for anyone looking to be challenged and grow within their role.”
This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Student Work Placement Program.
Ce projet est financé en partie par le Gouvernement du Canada par le Programme d’apprentissage intégré en milieu de travail pour étudiants.