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?

Cross-disciplinary teams

Fellows are experienced professionals with skills in web development, user experience design, and product management. They are curious, creative, entrepreneurial, and work in teams of three to develop digital tools that make life better for Canadians.


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.

A strong support system

Both fellows and government partners participate in extensive onboarding to prepare them to do great work throughout the fellowship. Government digital transformation can be challenging, so mentoring and coaching continues throughout the program to support everyone in overcoming barriers and developing new competencies.

Full-time team members

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

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.

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.

Start your fellowship journey

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.

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.

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