Applications for the 2023 Fellowship cohort are now open

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

🎓 For Post-Secondary Graduates
📍 In Canada
💰 Scholarships available

Start your application now to begin your Fellowship journey.

🔥 135+ 

Partner startup employers

💰 $50-60k 

Average salary

🤝 87%

of Fellows landed a job in 2021

Winter Applications for the 2023 cohort are due by Wednesday, March 1, 2023.


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What you get:

  • Job connections, career coaching, and employment at a Canadian startup
  • 3-week entrepreneurial training camp hosted at Queen's University
  • 15+ career-specific workshops in Marketing, Sales, Customer Success & Operations
  • 1:1 coaching, networking, and industry connections 

We work with over 135 Canadian startups.

Industries include SaaS, CleanTech, Social Impact, Consumer Products, Food Technology, and dozens others.

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“Venture for Canada changed my life."

"Coming out of grad school 8 years ago, the Fellowship gave me the opportunity to work for and learn the skills required to operate a high-growth technology business, along with forming an amazing network of peers. Ultimately, it set me on my path to my current role at Grammarly.”

Josh MacIntyre
2015 Fellowship Alumni
Head of Revenue Operations at Grammarly

Admissions Details

Fellowship has two admissions cycles for the 2023 program: Fall and Winter. 

Step 1: Submit an Application

  • Complete a two-page form and tell us about yourself.
  • We review applications within 5 business days.
  • Winter admissions applications are due March 1, 2023.

Step 2: Record a Video

  • You'll record a 1-2 minute video answering a question prompt that we send you.
  • You’ll have 5 days to submit after we send you the prompt.

Step 3: Attend a Selection Event

  • A short, virtual event that's the final step in the admissions process.
  • You'll get a taste of our training program, participate in a group challenge with other applicants, and network with other finalists and the VFC community.
  • Winter Selection events will take place on March 15, 16, & 20, 2023.

Step 4: Get Accepted

  • After the Selection Events, we accept successful candidates.
  • You’ll sign your Fellowship contract to confirm your acceptance, and pay the first installment of the Fellowship fee**.

**There is a $2,000 fee, which is broken down into two installments, to participate in Fellowship. Fellowship Scholarship Awards are available to support the fee payment. See here for more details.

Have Questions?

We host weekly info webinars so you can connect with our admissions team directly.

Register for the next one here.