Digital Skills for Youth

By mmuise

The Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) program, funded by the Government of Canada, and delivered by Innovate BC, provides up to $25,500 to cover an Intern’s salary, training and capital costs.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a subsidy of up to $25,500.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements. The previous deadline was November 30, 2022.

Employers must:

  • be a B.C. based company or non-profit;
  • have less than 500 employees;
  • must provide internal mentorship to support the hire’s tech role.

    Interns must:
  • be between 15-30 years old;
  • be a post-secondary graduate;
  • be hired between application submission date and December 1, 2022;
  • be working in a technology related position or supporting digital work;
  • not be in receipt of EI during the course of the work placement;
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada as a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status;
  • not be an immediate family member of Employer/principal shareholder;
  • eside in B.C.;
  • self-assess as underemployed, meaning they are employed below their level of education and/or hold part-time employment, or are unemployed;
  • not have completed a DS4Y work placement in their lifetime; and
  • cannot be a co-op student.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

Application deadline: November 30, 2022

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