About the program
The Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation is investing $15 million in the Innovator Skills Initiative program, delivered through B.C.’s Crown agency. As part of this investment, the Innovator Skills Initiative program is being expanded to be more accessible and inclusive.
COVID-19 impacted businesses’ cash flow and reduced employment opportunities. The expansion of the Innovator Skills Initiative program makes it easier for businesses and workers to use the program. Over the coming months, the B.C. government will engage with stakeholder groups and industry to gather input on how the program can be more inclusive and easier to use.
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Yes, other sources of funding can be used as the cash match, so long as the total amount of grants does not exceed the student’s salary, and the funding is allocated for the student’s salary.
Yes, international students are eligible if they are currently enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution in BC and will be working in BC.
Yes. Any employment that meets legal standards and is compliant with the BC Employment Standards Act is accepted.
The student must be currently enrolled in a B.C. post-secondary institution.
Yes, as long as the post-secondary institution is accredited under the governing bodies of B.C. If you are in doubt, please check with New Ventures BC for confirmation.
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