Innovate BC is a crown agency of the Province of BC. It reports into the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation (JERI) and its core programming is funded by JERI.

Innovate BC is funded by the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation (JERI). It’s the Ministry’s mandate to grow BC’s technology sector, champion innovation, nurture small businesses, support economic development throughout the province, and promote BC internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business. Innovate BC’s work supports the Ministry in achieving its mandate. 


Program funders

Digital Skills for Youth 

The Digital Skills for Youth program is funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.



The Ignite program is funded by Natural Resources, Applied Sciences Endowment Fund.


Past program funders

We have also received funding from other branches of government for specific programs and initiatives. The Digital Economy: Rapid Response & Recovery Program and Tech Resiliency Program were proudly supported by Western Diversification Canada.  

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