Part-time (24 weeks)

In 24 part-time weeks, learn all the skills of a junior Web Developer and code your own web applications to upskill in your current job or change your career.

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Live a unique experience.

Our web development course is an immersive experience that takes you from beginner to junior software developer in 9 weeks. At the end of the course, you will know how to build a robust and user-friendly software that answers your users' needs, and to follow the right workflow to collaborate with other developers, designers and product managers.

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Le Wagon: a life-changing experience
  • 6120+ graduates
  • 1630+ products built
  • 340+ startups launched

Our course curriculum

Our web development course is designed to make you learn to code step by step, until you can build your own web applications from scratch.

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Get ready for the bootcamp

Our Web Development Course is very intense. To save time and nail it from the beginning, our students must complete the PrepWork on our custom-built platform before starting the bootcamp. This work takes around 60 hours and gives our students a basic knowledge of:

  • Web 101, how the web works
  • Terminal basic commands
  • Git basic commands
  • HTML / CSS foundations
  • Javascript foundations
  • Tech workflows and tools in a startup

Developer tools & workflow

Work with the right developer tools and workflow. Learn the basics of the command line, use a code text editor and install Ruby with a version management tool. Get familiar with most useful developer packages and learn how to version your code with git and push it on Github.

Programming Basics in Ruby

Write programs manipulating variables, loops, conditions and data structures (Array and Hash). Detect text patterns with Regular Expressions and start parsing data from structured files (CSV, JSON, XML, HTML) fetched using web-scraping or by building requests to JSON APIs.

Software Architecture

Structure your software following Object-Oriented principles. Learn the Model-View-Controller pattern in-depth (most common application design pattern) by coding several MVC softwares from scratch. You will have to code everything on your own, even simulating your database storing data in CSV files.

Relational Database, SQL & ORM

Learn to design a relational database schema and to build structured queries to your database with SQL. Build simple CRUD queries (Create, Read, Update, Delete) or advanced JOIN queries. Learn to connect your database to your ruby software with an ORM (Object Relational Mapping) called Active Record.

Frontend Development

Build your web pages following atomic design principles and code your own UI kit of web components & layouts by applying the latest CSS techniques. Build pages with an adaptive design thanks to media queries and learn to quickly prototype a web app with Bootstrap 4.0 and its responsive grid system.

ES6

Learn ES6, your second programming language after ruby, to add dynamic behaviors to your website or update pages without reloading thanks to AJAX. Understand JavaScript fundamental concepts and learn to use all the necessary JS web tools like Babel, Webpack or yarn.

Ruby on Rails

Wrap it all together by coding your first Ruby on Rails applications. Deploy your applications in production & start coding “the Rails way”. Go deep into Rails discovering advanced concepts like nested resources, namespaces, or how to refactor an app with services or to build an API with Rails.

Cloning Airbnb in teams

Code a clone of Airbnb from scratch in 5 days. You will work in teams to learn to collaborate on Github using pull requests and deploy your apps on Heroku, using the same workflow as successful startups. Implement advanced features (payment, image upload, search, geocoding, background jobs, etc…) and learn to cover your code with tests.

Turn an idea into a product in 2 weeks

Projects Phase is the ultimate experience of the course: invent, pitch, design, code and deploy an original project in teams of 3 or 4 people during the two final weeks. You will have to go through all the process from the idea to the live app in production on a real domain name, ready to be tested on the market!

  • Define the Product's target users and unique value proposition
  • Build an interactive prototype with Figma to validate the UX
  • Split the work in your teams by defining and assigning user stories
  • Code the web application from scratch: from the back-end to the user interface
  • Deploy your app on a production environment
  • Pitch your product during the Demo Day!

Career Services

We help our students find a job by preparing them for technical interviews, organising job fairs, startup office hours and coaching sessions with tech recruiters and alumni. We have helped our 6120+ graduates find their dream job!

React.js Extension Course

After the bootcamp, all our alumni get access to Le Wagon’s one-week online extension training in React.js and Redux. A very useful course for our students who want to go deeper in front-end development or apply to front-end developer jobs.

Lifelong Access to our Online Platform

Our alumni keep a lifelong access to our online platform with 300+ challenges, 100+ hours of video lessons to re-watch any time after the bootcamp, 100+ live-codes and tutorials on real-life developer examples and 900+ flashcards to rehearse core concepts.

Slack icon Slack & Community

Our 6120+ alumni discuss every day on Le Wagon’s Slack channels after the course, getting help from our 900+ teachers, sharing tips, resources, code snippets, job offers and news from their products. An engaged and passionate tech community, all over the world.

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And when the course ends… It’s not over! Lifetime access to the online platform, connections to the best startups, and even the opportunity to continue your training by becoming a teaching assistant.

Claire Schults
Claire SchultsProject Manager at Startup Flow
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I was struck by the amount of knowledge and skills I developed. I give credit for that to the amazing program and method they developed. The way the course is structured and the resources they provide is THE real added value of this bootcamp!

Pierre Boulanger
Pierre BoulangerGrowth at Seraphin
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The curriculum in Le Wagon courses is really first class. They have found a way to teach you all of the important practical skills you'll need to make a web application, while cutting out unnecessary/theoretical computer science subjects.

Aoife McDaid
Aoife McDaidFull-stack Developer at Algolia
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Le Wagon is second to none. Thanks to the course' curriculum and method, I learned more applicable skills in 9 weeks of training than I did in four full years of university (and I learned a lot in university!)

Masaki Noguchi
Masaki NoguchiData Analyst at William Blair & Co.
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Most learning and rewarding experience of my life! The Le Wagon bootcamp is a very intensive experience. If you like being challenged and solving problems, you will absolutely love this course!

Rayan Chaves De Castro
Rayan Chaves De CastroCTO at Horta Lab
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Those 2 months have been my best experience in terms of education. The teaching was excellent and the course targets the right skills needed to start a career in tech. It gave me everything I need to learn new skills quickly and efficiently.

Milan Barande
Milan BarandeFront-end Developer at Bluenove
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Le Wagon went beyond my expectations with an extremely complete course, an impressive online platform including efficient, motivational and entertaining challenges and tools, highly skilled teachers, a top teaching method and a very active community.

Hien-Chanh Quach
Hien-Chanh QuachFull-stack Developer at Skello
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The online platform offers you access to a ton of content as well as design, feedback, job opportunities, etc. Plus, every single question on any subject is answered in a matter of hours. It is by far the most disciplined community page I've seen.

Thibault Derennes
Thibault DerennesFront-end Developer at Ubisoft Montréal

Our part-time format

Learn to code in 24 weeks with a tailor-made program
adapted to your busy schedule.

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07:00 PM 10:00 PM
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Homework Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.
On-campus Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our teachers.
On-campus Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our teachers.
Homework Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.
On-campus Practice all day on challenges and projects.

Consolidate what you've learnt through live-code sessions with your teachers.
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🏠Homework

Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.

🏫On-campus

Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our teachers.

A taste of our program

Live a unique learning experience every week.

On-campus pair-programming sessions
On-campus pair-programming sessions

Meet your peers and teachers three times a week to work on coding challenges. Learn to think and solve problems like a software developer.

Online lectures and Flashcards
Online lectures and Flashcards

Watch lectures at your own pace on our online platform. Grasp core concepts and prepare yourself for the next coding session. Consolidate your knowledge on a daily basis playing our Flashcards.

Hiring and Networking Events
Hiring and Networking Events

Every week, join us for events with entrepreneurs and hiring partners. Create your own network within a thriving tech scene.

Build your developer portfolio.

During our web development course, you learn the essentials of programming while building your own web applications. As a result, you end up the course with a rich Github portfolio containing at least two fully-functional web applications - an Airbnb-like marketplace and your own final project.

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Arkangel

A smart health-guardian which displays what's going on in your body and coaches you on how to fix it.

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Club XP

If you like to party, Club XP is the perfect app for you. Thanks to Club XP you can easily find the best club experience based on what’s happening live.

Passionate teachers

Since day one, we’ve taken teaching seriously. Great teachers inspire us to connect to topics on a profound level. Experience as a developer alone doesn’t necessarily make one an effective teacher — that’s why we’re passionate about finding not only great engineers, but deeply committed, experienced teachers.

Martin Giannakopoulos
Martin Giannakopoulos

Martin was enrolled in Concordia University‘s Computer Science program but decided to put it aside to attend Le Wagon Montréal’s first batch (#63). Now Martin enjoys helping students learn on their way to becoming web developers.

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Victor Bianchi
Victor Bianchi

Victor worked on very diverse fields, from photography to automobile mechanics. He joined Le Wagon to learn how to code and discovered the joy of teaching. He is now part of Montreal's team and he also teaches in other cities across the world.

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Frederic Charest
Frederic Charest

Formerly working as a quality control technician in the film industry, Frederic attended Le Montreal 2019 Winter batch to change his career path. He is now a fullstack developer and also teaches to help students realize that indeed, everyone can code

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Alexandre George
Alexandre George

Alex was an engineer in embedded system for the aircraft industry. He quitted his job to come to Canada and attended Le Wagon batch #188. Now, he helps students in their journey to learn how to code.

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Simon Guertin
Simon Guertin

Simon was a jack of all trades for his families' insurance brokerage, from software developer to COO. He went to learn modern programming languages at Le Wagon where he found a passion for teaching and has been sharing it ever since.

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Stephane Lafontaine
Stephane Lafontaine

Stephane has touched on numerous fields over the years, from musician in rock bands to therapist and sound engineer. Looking for a new career, he chose Le Wagon; loving it so much, he is now helping others on their journey to coding freedom

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Richard Jarram
Richard Jarram

Richard attended Le Wagon Montreal 2019 winter batch. The bootcamp experience changed his life and to give back the Le Wagon community, he joined the team as a teacher. He also works as a Fullstack developer at a startup in the crypto-sphere.

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Stephanie Savoie
Stephanie Savoie

Mechanical Engineer by trade, Stephanie used to work for big corporations. She decided to do Le Wagon to kickstart her career in the tech world. She loves seeing others follow this path and help them along the way to achieve their goal.

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Camille Villard
Camille Villard

Architect by trade, with a 6-year experience as a graphic designer, Camille did Le Wagon to improve her tech skills. She is now a teaching assistant to help students through their coding journey (and to remind them to correctly indent their code).

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Nicolas Dontigny
Nicolas Dontigny

Previously working as an outdoor guide in various places, Nicolas made a 180 career change last year by attending Le Wagon. He is now working as a full-stack web developer, and is eager to start helping others on their coding journey!

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There are some ingredients that make this web development bootcamp very unique. First of all, the teachers are amazing, they help and support you a lot during the whole course, you can feel they really enjoy sharing their knowledge and skills.

Claire Dupont
Claire DupontProduct Owner at Exo
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At first, it was hard for me to learn web development, but the teachers made sure I made progress and really helped me along the way. Looking back at the whole experience, Le Wagon is the best investment I've made in myself and my career.

Maria Sut
Maria SutBack-end Developer at Tecnotramit
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Le Wagon's method is perfectly implemented, but what makes the difference are the people working there. They just keep motivating us, treating us with a lot of attention and patience. They made us feel good, happy, focused and part of the community.

Piotr Godzinski
Piotr GodzinskiFreelance Developer
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In the end my expectations for this course were even exceeded. The teachers were amazingly motivating and competent, I met interesting people from different professional backgrounds, the exercises & method enabled a step-by-step learning process.

Nhung Nguyen
Nhung NguyenFreelance Developer

Community and tools for life

Our web development course is just the beginning of the journey. Once you graduate, you belong to a global community and have access to our online platform to keep learning and growing.

Slack icon Slack communities

Get tips and advice from professional developers, access exclusive job and freelance opportunities, find support for your project launch.

Online platform

Access our online education platform at any time after the web development course, with lectures, screencasts, flashcards and challenges.

Additional resources

Benefit from advanced tutorials in software development to push your computer science skills further and keep on learning and practicing after the bootcamp.

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Receive unique job and freelance opportunities from Le Wagon's alumni who work as developers, product managers and entrepreneurs in successful tech companies all over the world.

Community and tools for life
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The people I met there and the skills I learned completely exceeded my expectations. The absolute highlight were the three last weeks in which we built two MVPs. This was an absolutely amazing experience and I would recommend it to anybody in doubt.

Joscha Koepke
Joscha KoepkeProduct Manager at Google
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Le Wagon has a truly global reach. Running their web development courses in more than 30 locations and with a very tight-knit alumni network, one can easily get a foot into the startup or tech ecosystem of exciting cities on every continent.

Konstantin Baumer
Konstantin BaumerFreelance Developer
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Le Wagon helped me to connect to different tech communities and gain insights on the different tech sectors. More importantly, I met a group of new friends who share common interests. I would proudly recommend Le Wagon's web development course.

Isabel Chan
Isabel ChanData Analyst at Alibaba
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A "life changing experience", meaning every word of it! More than just a team of teachers and an amazing course, we are part of a big family at Le Wagon. There is a real community who can help us even after the bootcamp, so inspiring!

Sandra De Castro
Sandra De CastroFull-stack Developer at Dernier Cri

Find a job in the best tech companies

Once the web development course ends, you benefit from our career services. We help you prepare for tech interviews, meet the best recruiters and connect with relevant alumni.

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Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 6122 alumni community.

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Attend our job fairs and networking events, meet with the best tech companies and receive offers by recruiters looking for tech talent.

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Our web development course's alumni love to share their experiences with fresh graduates: they explain how they found a job, launched their startup or freelance career.

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Our local teams know their alumni and hiring partners, what they are up to and what they are looking for. They introduce you to the right people depending on your goal.

Our web development course alumni get hired by the  best companies

They hire our web development grads

The best companies partner with Le Wagon and hire our alumni as Web Developers, Product Managers, Growth Hackers or Product Designers.

Amazon Hired 5 graduates
Amelie Beurrier Charles Cazals
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Google Hired 3 graduates
Adrien De Villoutreys Marion Grandjean Joscha Koepke
Uber Hired 3 graduates
Carolina Meira Emeric Henon Quentin Gondat
Ubisoft Montréal Hired 3 graduates
Asma Laaribi Thibault Derennes Daniela Amyot
Algolia Hired 2 graduates
Aoife McDaid Jean-Edern Lorillon
Decathlon Hired 5 graduates
Ada Qi Simon Guertin
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Find the right tuition plan for you

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Student loan

Our partner Caisse Desjardins des TI offers low-interest student loans and flexible payment options for Canadian citizens or residents. This option is available for all students who are approved in the first steps of our selection process and are Canadian citizens or residents.

You can also withdraw from your RESPs or RRSPs (for use in the LLP) to pay for your tuition. Here is more info for using your RESP and to participate in the LLP.

The reasons why to use RRSP to go back to school.

Any questions about our program in Montreal

If you got here, it means that you have questions about Le Wagon: how to apply, who can join, what you’ll learn… Good! We have the answers.

What type of visa do I need to attend Le Wagon in Canada?

If you’re attending the 9-week full-time, you only need to enter Canada as a visitor. Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization. Some people may only need their valid passport. We do not formerly assist with visas, but you can find some useful information to help you find the right travel documents :)

If you’re attending our 24-week part-time program, it’s important to check if you are authorized to stay in the territory for all program’s length.

Do you have local scholarships or other financing options in Canada?

We have a partnership with a financial institution (Caisse Desjardins des TI), that offers low-interest student loans and flexible payment options. This option is available for all students who are approved in the first steps of our selection process and are Canadian citizens or residents.

You can also withdraw from your RESPs or RRSPs (for use in the LLP) to pay for your tuition. Here is more info for using your RESP and to participate in the LLP.

Further Readings: The reasons why to use RRSP to go back to school.

What is the estimated cost of living in Montréal?

The cost of living might vary a lot according to your lifestyle. But to help you with your research, you can check this document. You can find more information about the neighborhood we are located at and also some links with apartments for rent - some of them are suggestions from our alumni.

Do you offer career support in Canada?

We do support all our students in finding the right career path after the bootcamp, sharing them all the necessary resources to build the best LinkedIn profile, getting the best out of the alumni Slack groups, enjoy our exclusive perks, land their first job as developers or product managers, launch their startup or start their freelancing career.

We organize four career weeks a year for our alumni that include inspiring talks, networking with alumni and job fairs.

However, we consider that the ability of each student to find a position after the bootcamp is highly based on the student's motivation and work. Guaranteeing 100% employment at the end of the bootcamp would be dishonest in that regard. When choosing a coding bootcamp, what you should focus on is the quality of the curriculum and teachers. You should ask yourself about the skills you will have at the end and the product you will be able to build. This is what will really make you hireable.

Keep in mind that Le Wagon has an excellent network within the tech industry and a very good reputation with recruiters. Our students massively benefit from this. Moreover, we now have thousands of alumni worldwide. This internal network is your first support when looking for a job: our alumni work for the best tech companies out there and can recommend you for a position, and they'll also be available to support you during the search - by answering technical or non-technical questions.

What are the graduates from Montréal doing now?

We have hundreds of alumni who graduated from one of our batches in Montréal, most of them living in the city. After Le Wagon, the majority found a new job (either as a product manager or developer). A part of them are working as freelancers now and around 10% of them are entrepreneurs. It’s a rich, diverse and vibrant community <3

If you want to know more about them, you could also check some of our inspiring alumni stories.

As an International Student, can I find a job in Canada after the bootcamp?

If you already have a work permit and are authorized to work in Canada, it will make the job search process faster. If it is not the case yet, find more information about different types of work visas. You could also check eligibility to immigration programs, such as Express Entry or Quebec Immigration Programs.

But again, as we mentioned before, to attend the full-time bootcamp you only need to enter to Canada as a visitor :)

Is the tuition tax deductible in Canada?

Your tuition is tax deductible. We'll issue a T2202A for you to claim your tuition for the program on your tax return. For student living in Québec, we will also issue a receipt for your tax filing at Revenu Québec.

What payments methods are accepted in Canada?

For local or national students: e-transfer (Interac), bank transfer, or cheque. For international students: Transferwise is a good option or World Remit.

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