Thank you for your interest in the Digital Skills for Youth Program. Due to high demand, the program is currently at capacity. Applications received now will be waitlisted and we will contact you if spots become available.
Interested in finding another hiring grant program? Innovate BC will soon launch an expanded Innovator Skills Initiative (ISI) program. The Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation is investing $15 million in expanding the ISI program, to be more accessible and inclusive. If you’re interested in learning more when the opportunity opens, please sign up here.
You can get:
We require proof of payment to reimburse funds. All amounts are paid retroactively.
Applications with Interns who self-identify as Indigenous peoples, official languages minorities, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women will be given special consideration.
You might have hired a young professional or are looking to hire one, you can benefit from subsidized salary costs and help build our talent pool.
The program will:
Click below to download a copy of the program guidelines.
JUNE 28, 2021
We are Reliable Electric, a small electrical contractor with about 35 employees that focuses on high quality custom residential and commercial work. We are hiring a full stack .NET C# developer for a temporary contract of 3-4 months. Candidate must be familiar and have experience using Blazor, .NET and SQL Server.
Each individual step (Company Application, Intern Confirmation and Application, and Project and Training Plan) in the application process takes up to 15 business days to process. The Employer will be notified of their application status via email shortly after review.
Yes! You can receive conditional approval and must hire an Intern within 3 weeks of receiving conditional approval. Please note, the usual eligibility requirements concerning intern roles for work placements still stand.
Yes, companies can receive multiple DS4Y grants, from multiple DS4Y providers, over their lifetime. However, an Intern can only receive funding for 1 DS4Y grant in their lifetime.
Yes, grant stacking is permitted as long as the combined value of all grant funding does not exceed the Intern’s salary, training expenses and capital costs.
Employers should try to hire an Intern as soon as possible to get started with the project and meet the requirements of the placement. You should hire within 3 weeks of receiving conditional approval.
No, to be eligible for the Digital Skills for Youth Program, Interns must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or refugees under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Yes, we encourage retaining the Intern as an employee past the work placement where possible.
Employers can begin submitting reimbursement claims as early as one month after the hire date and as frequently as every month thereafter.
Reimbursement claims will be reviewed, and payments issued within 4-6 weeks of receipt via direct deposit.
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