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The Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) Program is a wage subsidy program funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada that connects underemployed post-secondary graduates with digital employment opportunities at small businesses. The program was created to facilitate the introduction of highly-skilled young people into a rapidly-changing labour market. Lighthouse Labs is proud to have been chosen as a Delivery Organization for the second year to help administer this program.
Small businesses can apply with Lighthouse Labs to obtain the wage subsidy to cover 100% of an intern's salary for up to 6 months for a maximum of $24,500 for wages and MERCs, as well as up to $1,000 towards training.
To qualify as an employer, you must:
To qualify as a student, one must:
As longer work experience has been proven essential to providing a quality internship, priority will be given to employers who can provide placements from approval date until March 31st, 2022, as well as those who are looking to hire youth facing employment barriers, Indigenous youth, members of a visible minority group, persons with disabilities, and women.
Your next step is to complete the form by clicking the button below to express your interest in the program. Our team will confirm your eligibility and send you next steps in the following days.