WHY WE NEED EMPLOYERS LIKE YOU

Calgary Economic Development and its industry partners request your help to build Calgary’s digital technology talent pool. From our Mapping Calgary’s Digital Future report we completed with Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), we learned that many displaced oil and gas professionals possess at least half of the necessary skills and business competencies to transition into in-demand digital technology roles.

Employer engagement is critical to successfully developing Calgary’s tech talent pool. We invite you to engage with EDGE UP’s participants through any or all of the following opportunities.

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WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING (WIL)

EDGE UP participants apply their recent tech training and existing skills to capstone projects offered by Riipen and WIL placements offered by the Information and Communications Technology (ICTC), funded by the Government of Canada, that benefit both the participant and the employer. EDGE UP partners ensure students have the training and skills to jump in and perform while you, the employer, are supported in the process so that EDGE UP projects and work-terms benefit both your team and the student.  Interested in participating?


Employers can propose short-term projects for one or more EDGE UP participants to utilize their tech skills through relevant work experiences.

Each student may receive up to $1,400 after they complete your project of under 80 hours of work funded through Level UP, an innovative work-integrated learning  program powered by Riipen and sponsored by the Government of Canada.

ICTC’s WIL Digital program helps companies grow and expand their impact by providing the EDGE UP wage subsidy, onboarding support, and a meaningful WIL experience for both employers and students.

The wage subsidy is at 75% of salary for a three-month work term (up to $7,500). With ICTC’s national expertise, employers will be empowered to provide impactful work integrated learning opportunities for local talent.

We welcome employer participation as subject matter experts in the tech and innovation ecosystem in Calgary through:

  • participation in the EDGE UP Tech Talks speaker series,
  • in mock interview scenarios,
  • sharing expertise focusing on working in the world of tech,
  • program design consultations, and/or
  • hiring our graduates

Level UP Capstone Projects by Riipen

Employers can propose short-term projects for one or more EDGE UP participants to utilize their tech skills through relevant work experiences.

Each student may receive up to $1,400 after they complete your project of under 80 hours of work funded through Level UP, an innovative work-integrated learning  program powered by Riipen and sponsored by the Government of Canada.

WIL Digital Subsidy for Employers by Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

ICTC’s WIL Digital program helps companies grow and expand their impact by providing the EDGE UP wage subsidy, onboarding support, and a meaningful WIL experience for both employers and students.

The wage subsidy is at 75% of salary for a three-month work term (up to $7,500). With ICTC’s national expertise, employers will be empowered to provide impactful work integrated learning opportunities for local talent.

Speaking, Networking and Workshops

We welcome employer participation as subject matter experts in the tech and innovation ecosystem in Calgary through:

  • participation in the EDGE UP Tech Talks speaker series,
  • in mock interview scenarios,
  • sharing expertise focusing on working in the world of tech,
  • program design consultations, and/or
  • hiring our graduates
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