Justin Trudeau announced earlier 9$ billion into new measures that will help students affected by the pandemic across the country. The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), will provide $1250 a month to current post-secondary students, those starting post-secondary studies in September, and those who have recently graduated in December 2019.
Students that have a disability or care for someone with a disability will receive $1750 a month. “COVID-19 has meant that there aren’t as many jobs out there for students. And without a job, it can be hard to pay for tuition or the day-to-day basics,” said Justin Trudeau. “As young people, what you’re going through matters, and we want to make sure that you’ll be okay.”
Students who already have a job but only earning up to $1000 a month are also eligible to the CESB. Justin Trudeau also announced the new Canada Student Service Grant: students who will be volunteering this summer to fight against COVID-19 will be eligible for $1000 to $5000 all depending on their hours.
The period covered by the CESB will be from May 1st to August. More information will be released shortly regarding the CESB and where to apply.