Current Programs

Cleantech Program

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Serving Western Canada’s cleantech entrepreneurs seeking international growth.

This program is for clean technology companies who are in the early commercialization stage. It’s been designed to accelerate the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises by connecting them with industry experts, potential customers and partners, international in-market advisors, marketing and business development consultants, and local sales specialists, all so they can achieve their global potential.

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

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North America’s #1 Digital Marketing Bootcamp

Originally established with funding from the B.C. Government’s Ministry of Jobs, Trades and Technology, the Digital Marketing Bootcamp equips participants with a holistic digital marketing skillset. Developed by the Alacrity team, the curriculum has so far trained 5,000+ students in mastering the online marketplace. The program is currently delivered virtually to accommodate COVID-19 conditions, making it accessible to students across all of B.C.

Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

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STREAM 1 – Grow Your Business Online

The Grow your Business Online grant helps small businesses take advantage of e-commerce opportunities, by providing:

    1. Up to $2,400 to invest on e-commerce opportunities.
    2. Access to a network of e-commerce advisors for support and advice to help small businesses adopt e-commerce.

STREAM 1 – Become a Digital Advisor

Become a digital advisor and help eligible small businesses to develop digital adoption plans tailored to their needs.

STREAM 2 – Boost Your Business Technology

The Boost Your Business Technology grant supports small and medium-sized businesses to adopt new digital technologies, by providing:

    1. Access to a marketplace of digital adoption experts to create a plan tailored to their needs.
    2. Up to $15,000 to consult a digital advisor and develop a digital adoption plan.
    3. Up to $100,000 in interest-free loans from BDC to help implement the digital adoption plan.
    4. Up to $7,300 of wage subsidy to hire talent through the funded work placement.

Startup Visa Program

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Bringing Outside Talent into Canada

Are you a tech entrepreneur currently outside of Canada and interested in moving to British Columbia to establish your business? The Startup Visa Program has been designed to support your ambition. 

Created by the Government of Canada, this program intends to attract foreign entrepreneurs who wish to establish new high-growth businesses in Canada that will support innovation and job creation. 

Launch Online

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Program provides grant funds to BC Businesses to move online

Part of the B.C. government’s Stronger B.C. plan, this program was established to provide small and medium-sized businesses across the province with funding to be used towards creating or enhancing their e-commerce capabilities. Applicants were able to apply for up to $7,500 of grant funding to support the launch of a digital web-based platform for Goods and Services-based businesses. The B.C. government provided $42 million in grants to move accepted businesses online.

Applications are currently closed for this program.