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Get experience and get paid with Level Up!

November 21, 2022 — 

Sometimes it can be a challenge for students to access skill developing opportunities beyond their coursework. Level UP is changing that reality. Level UP connects students with paid work opportunities and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Level UP is a program that offers students the opportunity to collaborate with employers on short-term projects. Students put their abilities to use, develop new ones, and earn money at the same time.

The program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Innovative Work-Integrated Learning Initiatives program with the objective to create quality work opportunities for students across the country, and to help prepare students for the workforce. Each project is completed in 80 hours over 2-8 weeks, with flexible timelines to accommodate the participant’s schedule. After completing a project, students will receive a stipend of $1400.

Applicants can choose from over 3,000 projects from a variety of fields including data analysis, sales and marketing, graphic design, website development, scientific research and writing, accounting and finance, public health education, communications, computer science, and more. New projects are also updated daily on the site. Students are able to do up to 3 projects annually, from January to December.

“It’s a great way for students to gain valuable experience relevant to their interests or degree program while building their network with employers,” says Connie Korchak, experiential learning specialist for the Career, Community and Experiential Learning Centre.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be:

  • A current student, taking at least one course per semester, at a Canadian post-secondary education institution
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or an individual with refugee status who is able to work in Canada

Take advantage of this opportunity to elevate your resumé, explore your career options, and get paid doing it.

Learn more about participating in Level UP here.

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