Interested in wage support to hire an intern and develop digital skills to support your small or medium-sized business?

Pinnguaq’s SkillWorks program (DS4Y) creates opportunities for underemployed youth to gain digital skills and meaningful work experience, to ensure they have the power to prosper in the digital economy.

To date, we’ve supported over 150 organizations, created 380 internships, and facilitated over $6.5 million in direct wage and training support. This has all been made possible by funding from the Canadian Government’s Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) “Digital Skills for Youth” federal internship program.

We continue to seek out small- and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations, which 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. 

DS4Y Applications for the 2023/2024 Fiscal Year are now open.