COVID-19 Update: Federal Supports for Students and Recent Graduates Affected by COVID-19
COVID-19 Update

Federal supports + international student work hours

April 30, 2020

Federal Supports for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates Affected by COVID-19

The federal government has announced a package of new and enhanced financial supports for post-secondary students:

  • Targeted supports for students who are ineligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit;
  • Increased and expanded eligibility for student financial aid;
  • Targeted supports for Indigenous students; and, 
  • Expanded supports for graduate students.

For more information visit the Government of Canada official website.

Federal Change to International Student Work Hour Limits

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced that effective immediately and until August 31, 2020, international students may work more than the 20 hours/week during their regular academic session to assist with delivering essential services or functions to protect life and property, such as the health care sector.

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