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Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) │ SkillsPEI


Maximum of $10,500 per intern in salary funds. 50% of the intern’s total salary, or 75% for a not-for-profit business


‘Digital Skills 4 Youth PEI’ (DS4Y PEl) is a new internship opportunity for Island youth delivered by the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture with funding support from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). The DS4Y PEl program will focus on connecting recent graduates to meaningful employment and giving them the skills to succeed in the digital economy.

Eligible Applicants


  • are a for-profit business or not-for-profit organization with fewer than 100 employees
  • can provide valuable employment opportunities related to digital activities and skills
  • have the appropriate administrative support and capacity to train and mentor the intern to enhance and maximize the intern’s experience
  • allow the intern to attend short training courses to enhance their essential skills and digital skills


  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Have recently completed post-secondary studies, meaning a degree or diploma program from a recognized institution.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status.
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance during their internship and
  • Self-assess as unemployed or underemployed, meaning they are employed below their level of education and/or hold part-time employments
  • Not be an immediate family member of the employer

Eligible Expenses

SkillsPEI will also allocate $3,000 per intern for ‘Digital Skill Training’ and ‘Soft Skill Training’ to be completed during the internship.

Deadline Date

  Continuous intake.
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