Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

Eligible post-secondary students will receive $1,250 a month from May to August. If they are taking care of someone else or have a disability, that amount increases to $1,750 monthly.

College and university students currently in school, planning to start in September, or who graduated in December 2019 are eligible.

Working students earning less than $1,000 per month can also apply.

Other measures announced for students include:

  • Raising the maximum weekly amount that can be provided through the Canada student loans program in 2020-2021 to $350 from $210.
  • More than $75 million in additional supports for Indigenous post-secondary students.
  • Another $291 million for federal granting councils to extend expiring federal graduate research scholarships and post-doctoral fellowships and supplement existing federal research grants.

There is no timing on when this benefit will be available, as it still needs to be legislated.