About Student Works

Meet Student Works District Managers

I have been involved with Student Works since 1993 when I worked as a Franchisee in the Tsawwassen area of Metro Vancouver while I earned my BA in International Relations from UBC and played varsity rugby.

In my capacity as President of Western Canada for Student Works and Pro Works Painting, I have had the pleasure of watching our business grow by leaps and bounds to become the number one student painting business in North America! We have seen the average Franchisee vastly increase their summer profits over recent years. Many of our Franchisee have remained involved for 3-4 years and have not only made an average of $30,000+ in their summers but have developed into amazingly confident and mature people. It is with great pride that I enter 2020 with the hope of seeing the average person produce over $100,000 worth of work. 

I currently reside in the Yaletown area of downtown Vancouver with my wife Yuki and 10 year old son London. We have a very cute black Pug named Q and a six year old Great Dane by the name of M. Together, Yuki and I have traveled extensively and we take every opportunity we can to get out of the country and enjoy different cultures.

Meet Your Your District Managers

Daniel P. Cripps

President, Student Works & Pro Works Painting, Western Canada

Starting Your Own Business is a Stroke of Genius

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Student Works is in the business of creating leaders by recruiting, training and coaching the best students across Canada

Student Works Painting has created many successful Canadian business leaders while providing summer employment for students

Previous Operators Speak

Brave Taking This Step

Interested in running your own business with the help of Student Works. You are brave for wanting to take a step and smart for choosing SWP to help you start out your entrepreneurial career.

Clayton, Powell River

Rewarding Life Lessons

The experience you gain from pushing through problems … life lessons are some of the most rewarding things that come with this job. You are surrounded by the best community of people.

Andy, Port Moody

Found Most Useful

I would say I earned $100,000 in experience

Josh, 1 Year