Application for Canada Emergency Student Benefit Open Now!

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

The application for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) is open on May 15, 2020. It provides financial support to post-secondary students, and recent post-secondary and high school graduates who are unable to find work due to COVID-19. Students who apply must not qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI).

From May to August 2020, the CESB provides a payment to eligible students of $1,250 for each 4-week period.You may be able to get an extra $750 for each 4-week period, if you meet at least one of the following requirements you have a disability as defined for this benefit or you have at least one child under the age of 12 or other dependants.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

      • Current eligibility period: May 10 to June 6, 2020
      • Next eligibility period: June 7 to July 4, 2020

If you would like more information or would like to apply, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/emergency-student-benefit/cesb-how-apply.html