Community Update

Level UP

News from the Riipen team on the Level UP program

To our community of go-getters and game-changers,

Thank you for your continued support for our Level UP program! When we set out to create 6,125 paid, work-integrated learning experiences for Canadian students earlier this year, we were expecting both students and employers to show up strong. We were not disappointed! In less than three months, over 10,000 students verified their eligibility for Level UP. The love and support for this program exceeded our wildest expectations.

Currently, all 6,125 Level UP student placements are filled through to the end of the program in March 2022. Based on the excitement and support Level UP has received to date from both students and employers, we’ve created a waitlist to share details on possible future Level UP funding beyond this current round. As 2022 approaches, we’ll be applying for additional funding to continue supporting Canadian students and businesses. Joining the waitlist (Students | Employers) is the best way to receive details as soon as they are available.

Level UP is just one of many programs on Riipen that helps give every type of learner the chance to be more employable. Riipen is no stranger to being a champion for students and we will continue working with governments, employers, and educators to help end graduate under-employment. We are proud and thankful of the community that rallied behind Canada’s students and can’t wait to share more Level UP success stories over the summer.

Stay Riipe,

The Level UP Team

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This program is funded by the Government of Canada's Work-Integrated Learning Intiatives.