Leveraging Student Talent

Keep reading to find out more about a $1,400 stipend from the Government of Canada to fund remote internships for Canadian students!

Creative, passionate, hardworking — who wouldn’t want those attributes on their team? We love building with those who are excited for the work they do, and you should too!

If your business could use some fresh perspectives, it’s worth considering student talent! Students have access to learning at the forefront of innovation in their fields and have great ideas to bring to your business and team.

At Pocketed, we welcome many student interns to our team and every one of them plays an important role in our continued growth.

But maybe it’s unclear how exactly to reach this new talent pool, and that’s okay! That’s where Riipen comes in.

Riipen, one of our fantastic partners, helps connect businesses with projects that need some extra help to student talent. That sounds like a win-win! Students gain work-ready skills, and your business gets to finally tackle those growth projects that have been collecting dust due to lack of resources.


Riipen is an online work-based learning marketplace. You, as a business owner, post a project-based remote internship opportunity on the Riipen marketplace that could use creative and bright minds to tackle. The platform can then match you to students with the relevant knowledge to bring to your project.

And it’s as simple as that! This is a perfect example of how you can foster student talent and give a student some sought-after work experience. For many students, getting a taste of professional work before graduation can really help them in the job search process, so working with a business like yours gives them that window to the workplace.


But what if you don’t have the budget to search for and hire someone to work on new projects?

Well, this is exactly why Pocketed + Riipen = a perfect match! You can use Riipen to get your project opportunity in front of student talent and you can also use Pocketed to pay for the talent! (Labour isn’t free, but grants sure are!)

In fact, to get you started, Riipen currently has a program funded by the Government of Canada called Level UP that pays student interns a $1,400 stipend for participating in 80-hour remote internships. There is no financial cost to your business, all you have to do is spend time onboarding the students and providing guidance throughout the project. Learn more on the Level UP website here!

Having access to programs like Pocketed and Riipen is just another way we’re breaking down barriers to entrepreneurship with learning and resources.

So, what are you waiting for? You need a helping hand, you have a pathway to gain money to pay for a student intern, you have a program that will match you to the student intern — let’s get moving!

Take advantage of the innovative minds in classrooms across North America. Expand your opportunities and your pockets (no pun intended!)

Sign up for Riipen and start exploring, or even book a demo to see how they can help your business.

And don’t forget to create your Pocketed account where a world of grants awaits! 🌎


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