Innovate BC - BC Tech Co-op Grants Program


The BC Tech Co-op Grants Program was established in order to support talent in BC’s technology sector. Tech firms hiring for any roles and non-tech companies hiring for tech-specific roles are encouraged to apply for salary support through the program.

Whether you’re thinking about hiring a co-op student, have one working for you now, or have hired one in the past, you could be eligible for up to $10,800 in funding per year.

Special Requirements 

Eligible employers must:

  • Be established in BC.
  • Have less than 100 employees on payroll.
  • Be either:
    • Tech companies hiring for any role
    • Non-tech companies, organizations or non-profits hiring for a tech role
      • A tech role is defined as a role primarily related to developing tech or providing tech support.
  • Be hiring a student for a co-op work term. If you’ve hired a student for a co-op work term in the last 5 years, then you must hire a first-time co-op student.

Last updated: May 18, 2018