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Level UP - Identity Verification
Level UP - Identity Verification
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As part of the Level UP program funded by the Government of Canada, participants must meet specific eligibility criteria. To ensure compliance and equitable disbursement of stipends, both students and employers are required to undergo identity verification.

Identify Verification for Students

Upon accepting the invitation to join Level UP, you'll be directed to Persona, our third-party identification provider, to complete identity and enrollment verification. To complete this process, you'll need to:

  • Verify your identity with a selfie and a government-issued ID

  • Confirm your post-secondary enrolment status with a Proof of Enrolment letter from your post-secondary institution.

We recommend that you have these items available to you at sign-up so that you can enter the program as smoothly as possible.

Make sure to have these documents ready for a smooth sign-up process.

If you've previously verified your identity for Level UP, you'll need to do so again.

Identity Verification for Companies and Employers

Before matching with a student, employers must verify their business and individual identity. During sign-up, you'll be directed to Persona to complete the verification process, including:

To complete these steps you will be required to:

  • Verify your Canadian Business registration including CRA or provincial business number

  • Confirm the registered address of your business

  • Complete a personal identification process with a selfie and government-issued ID

We recommend that you have these items available to you at sign-up so that you can enter the program as smoothly as possible.

If your business identity was verified in a previous cycle, you won't need to repeat the process.


Third-party provider

Riipen partners with Persona, a third-party provider compliant with GDPR and CCPA, ensuring secure storage of personal identifiable information (PII). Learn more about Persona's security measures on their security page and blog about safe PII storage.

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