Quebec University & Cégep Students Can Apply For Emergency Funds Starting Friday

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Update – Canada, Quebec

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Students and recent graduates across Canada will soon be able to apply for financial relief. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that applications for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) open Friday, May 15. The program’s webpage further indicates that they open precisely at 6:00 a.m. (EST).

“All post-secondary students who are unable to receive the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance, including cégep students in Quebec, are eligible”. confirmed by the federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability.

The CESB will give eligible students a total of $1,250 for a four-week period, according to the program page. Students with dependants or disabilities will get $2,000.

There are four eligible four-week periods for which students can apply:

  • May 10 to June 6
  • June 7 to July 4
  • July 5 to August 1
  • August 2 to August 29

Furthermore, The Government of Quebec is also making financial assistance available to some of its essential workers.

Through the Incentive Program to Retain Essential Workers (IPREW), some workers can receive “$100 each week for up to 16 weeks of eligible work, retroactive to March 15, 2020.”

Applications for the IPREW open between May 19 and May 22, depending on applicants’ month of birth.

source mtlblog

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