Are you a small or medium-sized business, or perhaps a not-for-profit, looking for wage support to hire an intern for digital skills? 

We can help with that! 

Pinnguaq is proud to have been chosen as a delivery partner by the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to deliver the Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) program. DS4Y is a federal internship program that helps underemployed youth gain digital skills and meaningful work experience to help them reach their full potential in the new digital economy.

As a partner, Pinnguaq has supported 71 different organizations and communities to create 152 internships. To date, we have facilitated over $2.2 million in direct wage and training support. 

We continue to seek out small- and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations, who can receive over $18,000 to cover wages and up to $4,000 in training for each youth intern between the ages of 15-30. 

To learn more about the program and how you can be part of DS4Y for 2021-2022, contact our team at ds4y@pinnguaq.com.

Digital Skills for Youth DS4Y

DS4Y Resources

Employer Application Forms

Additional Employer Guidelines and Forms

Participant Forms

All completed applications, for employers and participants, should be sent to ds4y@pinnguaq.com.


More Information

The complete User Guide is available in English and French. For more information, please contact our team at ds4y@pinnguaq.com or 343-551-7444.