The Government of Canada has made key enhancements to student financial assistance in recent years through Budget 2019, the Fall Economic Statement 2020, and Budget 2021. The Government also announced temporary measures for the 2020-2021 year to address urgent financial needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, starting in January 2022, the first cohort of Canada Learning Bond adult beneficiaries will be able to apply for and receive up to $2,000 in their Registered Education Savings Plans. Overall, these enhancements and developments help address the goals of: improving access/reducing barriers to post-secondary education; making debt loads more manageable; and improving awareness and understanding of student financial assistance.
Join officials from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) at this webinar to learn more about these measures and the role that colleges and institutes can play. The session will be presented primarily in English. Materials will be made available in both English and French.