Category: Financial Supports

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

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Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) For students who do not qualify for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI), the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) is now accepting applications and may pay eligible students $1,250 for each four-week… Read More

Filing Tax Returns

Underscoring the severe impact of COVID-19 on the lives of virtually every Canadian, the federal government has made important changes to the income tax filing requirements and payment dates. Canadians have been granted additional time to file their 2019 income… Read More

Federal Support

CBC News has an interactive hub of benefits to help Canadians discover and access the resources available. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted many Canadians, and the federal government has taken an iterative approach to developing a substantial amount of… Read More

Employment Opportunities During COVID-19

COVID-19 has severely impacted the lives of many people in B.C. The federal and provincial governments have implemented substantial support to minimize the impact on Canadians, with direct financial support to individuals, wage subsidies to businesses, and other measures intended… Read More

Provincial Support

The Province of British Columbia has done a phenomenal job of coordinating resources, sharing information, and creating confidence within the people living here. The data suggest that B.C. is leading the country in terms of controlling the pandemic, and this… Read More

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is an emergency benefit program created by the Government of Canada to support Canadian individuals during this crisis. The benefit is evolving, with new information, benefits, and requirements announced as they are available. Visit… Read More

National Financial Support for Students

We have compiled this list of financial resources to share COVID-19 information for many of the post-secondary institutions across the country. Please contact your institution directly to find the services available to you during this pandemic. British Columbia British Columbia… Read More

Medical Services Plan Coverage

The Medical Services Plan (MSP) for British Columbians has undergone multiple changes to ensure residents have access to essential medical services throughout the province, including: Waiving eligibility requirements – The three-month wait period for MSP coverage has been waived, effective… Read More

International Students

Recognizing that many students choose to complete their post-secondary programs in Canada, the federal government has arranged for special considerations for international students, such as: Expanding Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) eligibility to include online courses Allowing international students to… Read More

Canada Student Loans

The National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) has taken proactive steps to help student loan borrowers during COVID-19, and in many cases, you don’t have to do anything to benefit from the modifications. The main changes are: Student loans repayments… Read More