Support for students and new grads affected by COVID-19

Date Announced:

April 22, 2020

Active Period:

May to August 2020.


The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced comprehensive support of nearly $9 billion for post-secondary students and recent graduates. This plan will help provide the financial support they need this summer, 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, which 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.

Departments and Agencies:

Office of the Prime Minister

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Citizens | Permanent residents | Registered Indians


Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

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