B.C.-based companies of up to 500 employees can receive up to four $5,000 grants — that’s $20,000 per year — to hire co-op students.
Innovate BC is pleased to offer the Tech Co-op Grants Program to support talent development in B.C.’s technology sector. Tech companies and non-profits hiring for any role and non-tech companies hiring for tech-specific roles can receive funding through this program to help subsidize their co-op student's salary.
Previously, the Tech Co-op Grants Program provided grants of up to $2,700 for B.C.-based companies under 100 employees to hire co-op students. Now, the program has been expanded so we can better support as many tech SMEs and students as possible.
The program provides an incentive for small and medium-sized businesses to recruit and train co-op students. For students, they acquire skills and knowledge for future integration into the workforce as well as hands-on tech experience.
To learn more about the ways B.C. companies have taken advantage of the Tech Co-op Grants Program, check out some of these success stories: