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 over 150 different organizations and communities to create 380 internships. To date, we have facilitated over $6.5 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 2022-2023, contact our team at

To apply online go to the DS4Y Website.

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

More Information

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