Level UP

Get paid to build skills for your career

Short-term, remote projects you choose, where you’ll meet potential employers and earn work experience alongside a supportive community of Canadian students.

Red River College Polytechnic is proud to be partnering with Riipen and the Government of Canada to offer this opportunity to RRC Polytech students and industry partners.

Introducing a new way to earn work experience

Level UP Projects are flexible, 80-hour paid internships that can be completed fully online or hybrid.

Flexible by Design

Each Level UP project takes 80 hours to complete. You’ll work directly with your employer partner to set a timeline of 2-8 weeks, taking into account your class/work schedule.

Multiple Experiences

Eligible students can work on up to 3 Level UP projects per year. Explore different disciplines, meet a variety of employers, and add it all to your resume or LinkedIn at the end.

Fair Compensation

With funding by the Government of Canada’s Innovative Work-Integrated Learning (I-WIL) initiatives program, you’ll earn a $1,400 stipend for each project completed.

Match, stay organized, and collect feedback in one place

Build skills and work experience for your career while you’re still in school.

  • Find a Match with an Employer
    Explore active internship opportunities from a wide variety of disciplines and employers.
  • Work in a Group or Independently
    Join group-based projects to practice your leadership and collaboration skills, or match with a solo project to demonstrate your personal expertise.
  • Work from Anywhere
    All Level UP projects can be completed 100% remotely.
  • Tracking and Reminders
    Track your progress and get reminders on major project milestones through the Level UP portal.
  • Portfolio of Experiences
    Each Level UP experience consists of a fully scoped project, which can become a new entry in your resume or portfolio.
  • Employer Feedback
    Get valuable insights from industry professionals on your work.
  • Easy Payments
    Riipen sends your $1,400 stipend through Interac e-Transfer to make payments simple.

Simple, straightforward eligibility

Most Canadians students are already eligible to participate in Level UP.

You must meet all of the following:

  • Be a current student registered in a Canadian post-secondary education institution, with no age limit; and
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

At this time, International Students and students with temporary residency status are not eligible for Level UP. Click here to request more information as it becomes available.

How do I join Level UP?

To apply:

  1. Visit Level UP
  2. Check your eligibility
  3. Log into Riipen and customize your profile
  4. Browse open projects by selecting “Level UP” under the schools list
  5. Apply to those that interest you!

For additional information on the process, feel free to check out the Getting Started with Level UP help article.

Questions?

For assistance with your application, visit Level UP or contact Career Services to book an appointment with a Career Advisor.