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April 23, 2020 2:52 PM

Canada announces support for students affected by COVID-19

On April 22, the Government of Canada announced comprehensive support of nearly $9 billion for post-secondary students and recent graduates financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The proposed Canada Emergency Student Benefit, the Canada Student Service Grant and the expansion of existing federal employment skills development and youth programming will not only help ensure more students and recent graduates get the support they need, but also the opportunities and experience many were counting on to build skills and start careers.

The measures will come into effect once formally passed by the federal government.

For more, read the full release from the Office of the Prime Minister.