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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 of the initiative.
Small business can apply with Lighthouse Labs to obtain the wage subsidy to cover 100% of an intern's salary for up to a 6 months, as well as $3000 towards training.
To qualify as an employer, you must:
As work experience length of 6 months has been proven essential to providing a quality internship, priority will be given to employers who can meet this duration, 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.