The Government of Canada recognizes that students and recent graduates are being significantly affected by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Explained briefly below are the federal government’s additional initiatives to support students. For further information, see Support for Students and Recent Graduates Impacted by COVID-19 on the Government of Canada website.
The Canada Emergency Student Benefit ended on September 30, 2020.
The Government is currently considering options for the Canada Student Service Grant. As such, applications for service opportunities and students are not currently being processed or accepted. More information will be provided as soon as it is available.
This Grant is available to low and middle-income students who are in school full-time. If you are going to school part-time, see grant for part-time students. You could be eligible for this grant if you apply and have a financial need, are a full-time student in a qualified program at a designated school and your total family income is less than the income threshold set out by the government.
The temporary rule allowing international students to work more than 20 hours per week ended on August 31st, 2020.For information regarding international students in Canada and COVID-19, see Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): International students.