Grow your own lifestyle

Want to land your dream job? We'll help you on your way


What is upNext?

upNext Ajax is a 4 week flexible online experiential development program that offers young adults (18-29) in Ajax, Durham Region, and beyond the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship and take their personal brand and resume to the next level.  Its aim is to help participants take control of their own future and it’s 100% free.

The next program runs from June 22 through July 13, 2021. Registrations are now open.


Are you ready for upNext?

What to Expect

Gain Experience

We connect aspiring digital talent with businesses that require assistance with their online presence to provide real world experience.


Get introduced to the business world of Durham Region and shake hands with the individuals that will help push your career in the right direction.

Industry Leaders

The upNext program is delivered by Durham Region heavy-weights in digital marketing, sales, finance, investments, communications, and public relations.

High Octane

Delivered in a four week period (June 22 – July 13), upNext is designed to get you in the digital game quickly and it packs a serious punch.

Passion in Mind

Created with the belief that with the right support and opportunities Durham Region can spur the next generation of best-in-class digital talent.

No Cost

Funded by our generous sponsors and fuelled by the champions of change, upNext provides a high level crash course in digital marketing at no cost.

Sessions Include…

Entrepreneurship 101 with BACD

Networking 101 with the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade

Digital Media Marketing

Cyber Security for Business

Personal Branding

And soooo much more…

I have successfully been hired at the University of Toronto Press and I want to thank you for helping me start my career. I give huge credit to upNext for helping to achieve this goal. Employers are definitely interested in talent coming out of the program and are impressed with what is accomplished.

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