When global economies began shutting down earlier this year due to Covid-19, the focus of governments initially was on employers and their employees and how they were being impacted. As the pandemic progressed and it became clear that this crisis was going to be with us for long into the summer, the focus shifted to include the impact on students. As students were finishing up their winter semesters, it was clear that many students would not be able to secure or maintain their jobs for the summer.
The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) will provide a benefit to qualifying students of $1,250 for a four-week period from May 10 to August 29, 2020. The designated online portal started accepting applications on May 15, 2020.
According to the CRA website, the benefit is available to students who:
The CESB will be $2,000 for students who satisfy all of the above conditions and at least one of the following:
Students must meet the above conditions for each four-week period being applied for. More information is available here:
Additional support is available to post-secondary students through:
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