Support for Students

Alberta Post secondary institutions

Alberta Post secondary institutions

Alberta Post secondary institutions

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Student Loans

Alberta Post secondary institutions

Alberta Post secondary institutions

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Canada Emergency Student Benefit

Alberta Post secondary institutions

Canada Emergency Student Benefit

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Canada Summer Jobs Program

Canada Student Service Grant

Canada Emergency Student Benefit

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Canada Student Service Grant

Canada Student Service Grant

Canada Student Service Grant

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Student Work Placements

Canada Student Service Grant

Canada Student Service Grant

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Additional Measures

Additional Measures

Additional Measures

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Alberta Post secondary institutions

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Student Loans

 

Changes to the Canada Student Loans Program

  • The federal government is proposing changes to the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) to allow more students to qualify for support and be eligible for greater amounts.
  • The changes would include:
    • doubling the Canada Student Grants for all eligible full-time students to up to $6,000 and up to $3,600 for part-time students in 2020-21. The Canada Student Grants for Students with Permanent Disabilities and Students with Dependents would also be doubled.
    • broadening eligibility for student financial assistance by removing the expected student’s and spouse’s contributions in 2020-21.
    • raising the maximum weekly amount that can be provided to a student in 2020-21 from $210 to $350.
  • More details to come.


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Canada Emergency Student Benefit

 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 $2,000 per month for eligible students with dependents or disabilities. 
  • The benefit would be available from May to August 2020.
  • More details, including how to apply: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/emergency-student-benefit.html




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Canada Summer Jobs Program

Additional Information

  • Canada’s small businesses increasingly depend on the employment of young Canadians. The changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program will help small businesses hire and keep the workers they need so they can continue to deliver essential services.
  • The temporary changes to the program for this year include:
    • an increase to the wage subsidy, so that private and public sector employers can also receive up to 100 per cent of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage for each employee
    • an extension to the end date for employment to February 28, 2021
    • allowing employers to adapt their projects and job activities to support essential services allowing employers to hire staff on a part-time basis
  • More info:   https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs/temporary-flexibility.html

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Canada Student Service Grant

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student work placements

 

Find out more information about federal student work placements:

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Additional Measures

Additional Information

The federal government has also announced they will:

  • double the Canada Student Grants for all eligible full-time students to up to $6,000 and up to $3,600 for part-time students in 2020-21. The Canada Student Grants for Students with Permanent Disabilities and Students with Dependents would also be doubled.
  • broaden eligibility for student financial assistance by removing the expected student’s and spouse’s contributions in 2020-21, in recognition that many students and families will struggle to save for school this year.
  • enhance the Canada Student Loans Program by raising the maximum weekly amount that can be provided to a student in 2020-21 from $210 to $350.
  • increase existing distinctions-based support for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation students pursuing post-secondary education by providing an additional $75.2 million in 2020-21.
  • extend expiring federal graduate research scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships, and supplement existing federal research grants, to support students and post-doctoral fellows, by providing $291.6 million to the federal granting councils. In addition, the government intends to enhance work opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows through the National Research Council of Canada.
  • Link:https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/04/22/support-students-and-new-grads-affected-covid-19 


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