Innovator Skills Initiative

By mmuise

The Innovator Skills Initiative provides up to $10,000 to help employers hire a new employee from an under-represented group to fill a tech or tech-related roles.

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Funding is a subsidy of up to $10,000.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements. The previous deadline was October 30, 2023.

The employer must be:

  • a B.C.-based technology business/organization hiring for a business or tech role;
  • a B.C.-based non-tech business/organization, including public body and Indigenous community, hiring for a tech role.
    The employee must:
  • be self-identified as belonging to an under-represented group:
  • be living in B.C. and be eligible to work in B.C.;
  • be a new hire on or after April 1, 2023;
  • have completed training or education on or after December 1, 2019, whether at a post-secondary institute or through other recognized pathways.
    Placement Eligibility:
  • Must be at minimum a 4-month period;
  • Must start no earlier than April 1, 2023 and end no later than October 31, 2023;
  • Must be at minimum an average of 15 hours per week.
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