About the program
Due to high demand, our waitlist has reached capacity and we are no longer processing new Innovator Skills Initiative applications. We will be reopening the call for applications this summer, which will be informed by learnings with the BIPOC and community stakeholders to optimize inclusivity. We do have other funding opportunities available. If you are specifically looking to hire a student, check out the Digital Skills for Youth Program.
Applications are now closed and will reopen summer 2021.
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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