BC Tech Co-op Grants Program

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:

  1. Define the role and create a job posting.
  2. 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).
  3. Submit your BC Tech Co-op Grant application.

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