BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative



Innovator Skills Initiative
Looking to hire a student who isn’t in a co-op program? 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 technology company looking for help. This program is delivered by our partner New Ventures BC.


You are:

  • A tech company or start-up in BC, or
  • A non-profit tech organization in BC, and
  • Hiring a post-secondary student from an accredited institution in BC.

Your student:

  • Is not a co-op student.
  • Will be hired for a business or technical role.
  • Is enrolled at an accredited post secondary institution in BC.

You agree to:

  • Offer entrepreneurial and business training to the student.
  • Match grant funding in cash or a combination of cash and up to 25% in kind.
  • Complete required surveys and comply with the terms of the funding.

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