While the BC Tech Co-op Grants Program was established in order to support talent in BC’s technology sector, you don’t necessarily have to be a tech business to take advantage of the program!
If you are a small business and have a tech role to fill, regardless the sector, this program can help,
Tech firms hiring for any roles and non-tech companies hiring for tech-specific roles can apply to enjoy salary support through the program. You may be eligible for up to $10,800 in funding assistance per year, whether you’re considering the hire of a co-op student, have one working for you now, or have hired one in the past.
Are you eligible?
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.
Apply in three easy steps!
There are three steps to apply for a grant:
- Define the role and create a job posting.
- Contact an accredited co-op department in BC to have the job approved and posted. Check with the co-op department to ensure the program is accredited. Want to post your job through more than one school? Post through the BC Association for Co-operative Education portal (your job post still needs to be approved by each co-op department).
- Submit your BC Tech Co-op Grant application.