Support for students and new grads affected by COVID-19

Students who are not receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit would receive $1,250 per month for up to four months (May-August 2020). Students with disabilities, students with dependents would receive an additional $750. The CESB would be available to:

·     Students who are enrolled in a post-secondary education program leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate;

·     Students who ended their studies or graduated no earlier than December 2019;

·     High-school graduates who have applied for and will be joining post-secondary programs in the coming months; and

·     Canadian students studying abroad meeting one of the above criteria.


Student Service Grant – 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.