In the door and making an impact

Code for Canada’s fellowship program embeds digital professionals inside of government, where they can work on projects that matter. Fellows spend 10 months collaborating with their government partners to design and deliver digital services that work better, are more efficient and more user-centred. 

Fellows help build digital capacity in government, and demonstrate what’s possible when the latest methods in software development, design thinking, user experience research and product management are applied to serving the public.

How does the fellowship work?


Work that matters

We work with our government partners to identify projects that will enable fellows to make an impact during their fellowship. Government partners demonstrate strong leadership and are committed to working closely with fellows to get the right result.

Cross-disciplinary teams

Code for Canada fellows are mid-career professionals that not only have years of experience creating great digital products, but also a deep passion for using their skills to make an impact and improve Canadians’ lives. Each team hosts a developer, UX designer, and product manager.

An iterative process

Fellows work in the open, building and test prototypes with actual users. They iterate on their ideas to get to a result that is meaningful and impactful.

A strong support system

Both fellows and government partners participate in extensive onboarding to prepare them for the fellowship. Government digital transformation can be challenging, so mentoring and coaching continues throughout the program to help fellows and partners overcome barriers and develop new competencies.

Full-time team members

The fellowship is a full-time, paid program. Fellows earn a salary equivalent to $75,000 per year.

Start your fellowship journey

Host a team of fellows

Learn how the Code for Canada fellowship can enable your government department or ministry to deliver better outcomes for the residents you serve.

Become a fellow

Are you ready to make an impact as a Code for Canada fellow? Let us know you’re interested and we’ll contact you ahead of our next recruitment.


Spread the word

Do you know a mission-driven coder, product manager, or designer? Let them (and us!) know you think they’d be perfect for a fellowship. We’ll both be glad you did.

Fellows at work

Code for Canada fellows have worked alongside teams from all levels of government to deliver better, simpler and more user-friendly services.

Read about their experience — in their own words — on our blog, or watch them demo the products they’ve built to benefit Canadian residents.

Past fellowship partners

Code for Canada fellows tackle complex challenges and build digital solutions that truly help Canadians. Listen to some of our government partners as they describe the kinds of problems Code for Canada fellows are helping to solve.

The Public Service Commission of Canada

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs

Toronto Shelter Support & Housing Administration

Canada Energy Regulator (formerly NEB)

Public Services & Procurement Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada

Toronto Transportation Services

Transport Canada Civil Aviation

Measurement Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada (and the Canadian Digital Service)

Transport Canada Surface and Intermodal Security

Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

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