Students and recent graduates are now able to apply for financial relief from the Canadian government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in his daily address on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister unveiled the $9 billion emergency aid package on April 22nd, aimed at helping post-secondary students in Canada who are struggling financially due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Details of the package consist of financial aid for students who may not be eligible for the current Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
The Canada Emergency Student Benefit will provide any student who qualifies $1,250 per month starting this May, and until August, 2020.
Students who take care of someone or have a disability are eligible to receive $2,000 per month from the benefit.
The aid is available to those currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution, headed to a post-secondary institution in September, or to any student who graduated after December 2019.
Those who meet the above criteria will also qualify for this aid package if they have a job and only make up to $1,000 a month.
The federal government also previously pledged to create 76,000 jobs for young people, on top of the Canada Summer Job program.
On top of this, the government will be doubling the amount of student grants for the 2020-2021 school year, and any student volunteering this summer could be eligible for a $1,000 – $5,000 grant through the Canada Student Service Grant.
Applications must be submitted before September 30 2020 and can be accessed here.