We've arranged an exclusive info session for DigiBC and Anim&VFX member companies with Dawn Wood (Director, Programs, Innovate BC) where you can learn how to get funding for your business.
Dawn will talk about what Innovate BC does and provide further details on their new Innovator Skills Initiative Program, which gives businesses up to $10,000 to hire an employee from an under-represented group. She'll also be available to directly answer any questions you may have about the program.
The Innovator Skills Initiative offers up to $10,000 per employee, per year, for BC-based companies, startups and non-profits to hire young professionals from under-represented groups. It connects students and people who have already graduated or have industry certifications with an opportunity to bring their skills to a company looking for help.
• If you've hired someone on or after July 1, 2021 then you are retroactively eligible
• Companies can receive up to ten $10,000 grants for 10 different employees per year
• The application requires less than 10 minutes to complete