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Canada Emergency Student Benefit


Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) during COVID-19 pandemic


What is the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)?

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The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provides financial support to post secondary students, recent post secondary graduates, and recent high school graduates who are unable to find work due to the COVID-19 situation.

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Are you wondering if you are eligible to apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)? 

Eligibility – If you are able to work, you must be actively be looking for employment in order to be eligible for the CESB.  If you cannot find any work due to COVID-19, you can re-apply for each CESB eligibility period that you are eligible for.  The table below was resourced from the Government of Canada website at https://www.canada.ca/en.html.

Eligibility period Amount
May 10 to June 6, 2020 $1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility
June 7 to July 4, 2020 $1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility
July 5 to August 1, 2020 $1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility
August 2 to August 29, 2020 $1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility

How do I apply?

I applied for CERB, can I now transfer over to the CESB?

Short answer is NO.  If you have already applied, or are receiving support from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI) you are not eligible to apply for the CESB.


What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)?

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Where can I call for more information?

Call the CESB general line at or click on the following link to view the Government of Canada – Contact us about CESB


Prime Minister Trudeau’s Announcement of the Canada Emergency Student Benefit

 

Posted May 15, 2020 by Betty Ann Cardinal, Saddle Lake Post Secondary