Tech Companies Can Apply for BC Tech Co-op Grant to Hire Students

Startups and small technology companies in BC can now access talent at an affordable cost through the BC Tech Co-op Grants Program.

With demand for tech sector jobs on the rise, the BC Tech Grants Program helps startups access talent while giving students exposure to BC’s growing technology sector.

Here’s how it works: first, interested companies apply to a local post-secondary co-op program and post the job., Second, companies fill out an application. Third, approved companies will receive a BC Tech Co-op Grant of up to $2,700 to help cover the student’s salary.

Who’s eligible? Small tech companies (less than 50 employees) based in BC and students in approved co-op programs at BC post-secondary institutions.

Funding for the BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative and BC Tech Co-op Grants Program is provided by the legacy of the Leading Edge Endowment Fund and is supported by the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services and the Ministry of Advanced Education.