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How the program works 

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Frequently asked questions 

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Tech education leader, Lighthouse Labs is partnering with Riipen, the leading work-based learning platform to provide an accelerated path to Canada’s thriving tech sector. Through hands-on, employer-led projects, this partnership will help aspiring tech professionals pave their way for success with in-demand tech skills and work experiences tailored for today's dynamic job market. Together they are creating an ecosystem of opportunities for all and creating a more inclusive and thriving tech sector. 

How many projects can I complete?

Learners can only complete 1 ICT Ignite Skills project. Each project is 80 hours in length and can be completed over the course of 2-8 weeks.

What are the Terms and Conditions for the program?

In an effort to create a good ICT Ignite Skills experience for all parties, we have Terms and Conditions, which can be found here. Please take a moment to read through them. You will be asked to sign the T&Cs agreement before you can apply to an employer project.

How are learners paid? How long does it take?

Each Learner will be paid for the project in the form of a stipend. Each learner is required to complete 80 hours of work and the exit survey to receive their $ 1,500 stipend. ICT Ignite Skills operates on a 21-day payout period for learners completing ICT Ignite Skills projects. Your stipend will begin to be processed when the ICT Ignite Skills employer you worked with provides feedback on your project submission.

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ICT Ignite Skills is offered as part of the ICT Boost Initiative. Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP). 

Eligibility criteria 

Work from anywhere

All ICT Ignite Skills projects can be completed 100% remotely. With direct integrations to Google Meet and Zoom, all of your meetings can be hosted online from anywhere in the country.

Digital tech projects match your skills & career goals 

Browse internship projects from categories including but not limited to digital marketing, product management, UX/UI design, learning design, software development & IT management.

Short-term, big impact

Each project is 80 hours in length and completed over a 2-8 week period. 

Give and get feedback

Once your project is over, give feedback to your employer partner and get it in return to display on LinkedIn or your resume.

8-week remote paid internships to connect with employers, build your portfolio and showcase your digital tech skills

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You’ll receive a $1,500 stipend upon completing your project. Remember, you’ll need to declare this taxable income with the CRA.

  • Currently seeking employment in digital tech roles.
  • Be 18 years of age or above and with a high school diploma.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.
  • Are legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Read the full eligibility requirements and Terms & Conditions