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We require proof of payment to reimburse funds. All amounts are paid retroactively.
Innovate BC has a number of grants that require employers to hire skilled workers. To help employers find the right candidate, here is a list of organizations that have available skilled workers.
If you’re interested in hiring tech talent, please reach out to a contact below with your job description and the Innovate BC program you applied for.
If you are looking to hire a young professional, 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 rules.
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Company Application and Project and Training Plan each takes up to 15 business days to process. The Employer will be notified of their application status via email shortly after review.
No, applications for retroactive work placements are not eligible. Employers must submit their application before hiring an Intern.
You may hire the Intern after you submit your Company Eligibility and Information form and before you receive approval from Innovate BC; however, grant funding is not guaranteed until Innovate BC receives and reviews all application materials and grants approval.
You may begin the recruitment process; however, the prospective candidate must complete the Intern Confirmation and Application step and the Project and Training Plan in order to have your full application reviewed by Innovate BC. Approval will only be provided once the Intern and Project and Training plan are assessed for eligibility and subject to available funding. Any notification from Innovate BC prior to this point is not considered a guarantee for funding.
You may choose to hire the Intern after your application is submitted and before receiving approval however, grant funding is not guaranteed until approval is granted.
Yes, companies can receive multiple DS4Y grants, from multiple DS4Y providers, over their lifetime. However, an Intern can only participate in the DS4Y program once 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.
‘Immediate family’ means father, mother, step-father, step-mother, foster parent, brother, sister, spouse or common-law partner, child – including child of common-law partner, step-child, ward, father-in-law, mother-in-law, or any relative permanently residing with the recipient or the Employer.
No, in order 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.
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