About the program
Due to high demand, our waitlist has reached capacity and we are no longer processing new A person who produces or introduces new methods, ideas, or products. Skills Initiative applications. We do have other funding opportunities available. If you are specifically looking to hire a student, check out the Digital Skills for Youth and Mitacs Innovate BC Program.
Looking to hire a student who isn’t in a Academic credit for practical work experience.? The Innovator Skills Initiative (ISI) offers up to $10,000 a year to hire a student to fill a business or tech role. The program connects undergrad and graduate students with an opportunity to bring their skills to a Science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems or invent useful tools. company looking for help or to a non-tech company looking to expand their A new method, idea or product. footprint. This program is delivered by our partner New Ventures BC.
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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