The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced comprehensive support of nearly $9 billion for post-secondary students and recent graduates. This plan will help provide financial support to students, it will help them continue their studies in the fall, and help many get the experience they need to start their careers. These measures include launching:
The proposed Canada Emergency Student Benefit, 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. At present, international students are limited to working a maximum of 20 hours per work while classes are in session. This rule will be waived to enable international students already in Canada to contribute to essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak such as health care, critical infrastructure, the food supply or other critical goods.
Learn about how can you continue to work on your plans to study overseas, which schools are open and what alternate arrangements schools are doing for Fall 2020 intake.