Supports for Students and New Grads affected by COVID-19

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on April 22 that there will be a comprehensive support of nearly $9 billion for post-secondary students and recent graduates. This plan will help provide the financial support for students over the summer and help them continue their studies in the fall.

The support that was mentioned are:

  • the proposed Canada Emergency Student Benefit, which would provide support to students and new graduates who are not eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. This benefit would provide $1,250 per month for eligible students or $1,750 per month for eligible students with dependents or disabilities. The benefit would be available from May to August 2020.
  • the new Canada Student Service Grant, which will help students gain valuable work experience and skills while they help their communities during the COVID‑19 pandemic. For students who choose to do national service and serve their communities, the new Canada Student Service Grant will provide up to $5,000 for their education in the fall.

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