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Trudeau announces Emergency Student Benefit plan

Trudeau announces Emergency Student Benefit plan
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just announced a 9 billion dollar program for students who cannot get the CERB. These new measures come after some students had voiced concerns that they were not eligible for the $2,000 per month Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which requires applicants to have earned at least $5,000 in the past year.

Students will now be able to receive $1,250 a month from May to August. If you are a student and taking care of someone else or if you have a disability, that amount increases to $1,750 monthly. Working students who earn less than $1,000 per month are also eligible. Plus, all college and university students starting in September or who graduated in December.

Trudeau also announced new student jobs and grants are also on their way.

Employers who hire students for summer jobs can benefit for a subsidy of up to 100 per cent of the provincial and territorial minimum wage and Trudeau announced The Federal Government is creating 76 000 new jobs on top of the Canada Summer Job Program. Plus students who decide to volunteer to help in the fight to again COVID-19 will get anywhere from $1,000 and $5,000 over the summer. They are also investing $291 million to extend scholarships, fellowships, and grants for 3-4 months, $75 million for  First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Nation students and also doubling  the student grants from 2020-2021.

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