Canada-Asia Young Professionals Fellowship Programme 2023

Deadline: Rolling Basis

The Canada-Asia Young Professionals Fellowship Programme 2023 is now accepting applications. For eight to ten current students and young professionals between the ages of 22 and 30 who have prior knowledge of modern Asia and a desire in bettering Canada’s connections with the nations and peoples of that area, this nine-month, non-resident program is available.
Although a portion of the fellowship will concentrate on the Asia Pacific region as a whole, members will also delve more deeply into.

Take a look at Southeast Asia and how important it is becoming to Canada. Twice a month, fellows meet virtually for 60 minutes.

  • The focus of these meetings is one of the following:
    Overview of key issues and debates related to Canada’s evolving and deepening
    engagement with Asia; a major point of discussion will be the federal government’s
    forthcoming Indo-Pacific Strategy.
  • Q&A with experts.
  • Group discussions.

Workshops to help fellows sharpen their written and oral communication skills. These workshops will support fellows in publishing one piece of analytical writing as part of the programme.


Through this programme, fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • Examine and discuss the key debates around how Canada should respond to Asia’s growing
    strategic importance.
  • Connect with key thinkers and stakeholders in the Canada-Asia relationship.
  • Network with like-minded peers.
  • Strengthen communication skills.
  • Publish one analytical piece of writing on the Canada-Asia relationship.


Ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 22-to-30 at the start of the fellowship (September 15, 2023).
  • Hold a degree in political science, international relations, business, economics, Asian
    Studies, or a related programme.
  • Have a demonstrated interest – through coursework, professional or volunteer experience,
    or lived experience – in contemporary Asia and/or the Canada-Asia relationship.
  • Be available for twice-monthly virtual meetings (60 minutes each).
  • Be available to travel to Vancouver for a two-day concluding event in early May 2024 (travel
    costs to be covered by APF Canada).
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.


To apply, submit the following items to Erin Williams (Ms.) at erin.williams@asiapacific.ca:

  • Current CV.
  • Official or unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary education.
  • A two-page cover letter addressing the points described below.

Shortlisted candidates for the next intake will be contacted for an interview in early August 2023.
Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the third week of August.
In your cover letter, address the following:

  • On Page 1: Introduce yourself and describe what you hope to gain from participating in this
    programme. Provide any information you would like them to know about you that is not
    included in your other application materials.
  • On Page 2: Describe a recent or current event in Asia (i.e. 40 years ago to the present day)
    that you have followed. What about this issue interests you most? In your view, why should
    Canadians care about it, or how could they relate to it (the connection to Canada can be
    either direct or indirect)? What 2-3 questions would guide you if you wanted to explore this
    issue further.


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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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