Funding announcement

Applications are not yet open for summer 2021. We will update this page with further details when available.

The Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation is investing $15 million in the Innovator Skills Initiative program, delivered through B.C.’s Crown agency. As part of this investment, the Innovator Skills Initiative program is being expanded to be more accessible and inclusive.

COVID-19 impacted businesses’ cash flow and reduced employment opportunities. The expansion of the Innovator Skills Initiative program makes it easier for businesses and workers to use the program. Over the coming months, the B.C. government will engage with stakeholder groups and industry to gather input on how the program can be more inclusive and easier to use.

More details to be announced

The program is expected to start accepting applications this summer.

Please note: the portal is currently NOT open for applications.

Please check this page or social media for updates.

Thank you to Innovate BC and the Province of BC for funding the Innovate BC Innovator Skills Initiative (ISI) Program.

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