Innovate BC Innovator Skills Initiative


Are you 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 business or tech student. 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 New Ventures BC.

To apply, visit the New Ventures BC grant program page.

Special Requirements 

Companies' eligibility criteria:

  • A B.C.-based technology or start-up company
  • A non-profit tech organization in B.C.
  • Hiring a post-secondary student from an accredited institution in B.C.

Students' eligibility criteria:

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

Last updated: October 5, 2018