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The BC Tech Co-op Grants Program and Mitacs-Innovate BC Program provide funding for SMEs to hire B.C. students.  


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BC Tech Co-op Grants Program: Up to $20,000 per year to hire a B.C. student.

Due to high demand, our waitlist has reached its capacity so it is now closed. We are no longer processing new BC Tech Co-op Grant applications.

Program Eligibility

  • Be a B.C.-based business
  • Have less than 500 employees on payroll
  • Be a tech company or tech non-profit hiring for any role OR
  • Be a non-tech company, organization or non-profit hiring for a tech 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

Review the Program Guidelines for more information

Mitacs-Innovate BC Program: $15,000 award to support a joint academic-industry research project at no cost to businesses.

Thank you for your interest in the Mitacs-Innovate BC Program. This program has concluded and applications are now closed.

Program Eligibility

  • Be a B.C.-based SME
  • Have less than 500 employees
  • Be a technology company or technology not-for-profit hiring a student for any role OR
  • Be a non-tech company or non-tech not-for-profit hiring for a tech role
  • Be hiring a student currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution in B.C.
  • Have a project approved by the Mitacs Accelerate Program.

Review the Program Guidelines for more information.

We’re Here to Help

Please contact Yolanda Chung, Programs Specialist at programs@innovatebc.ca with any additional questions about the program or process.