COVID-19: Students & The Canadian Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

Question: How do I find help for students? My internship got cancelled this summer, now what?

  • CESB (Canada Emergency Student Benefit):
  • The Federal Government announced on Wednesday, April 22 that they are launching the Canadian Emergency Student Benefit for post-secondary students whose education and job prospects are disrupted by the pandemic.
  • The CESB will add up to $9-billion, and post-secondary students can receive $1,250 per month from May to August.
  • The CESB benefit can increase to $1,750 for people with disabilities/have dependents.
  • Announced the government is creating 76,000 jobs for students in industries/sectors that currently need a helping hand (e.g. Contact tracing, Agriculture, and others).
  • The Government of Canada will outline further details about this program, announce them and update their website. For more information, please visit:

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