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Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

The CESB closed to applications on September 30, 2020. You can no longer apply for this benefit. If you continue to need income support, go to the COVID-19 benefits page.

The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provided financial support to post-secondary students, and recent post-secondary and high school graduates who were unable to find work due to COVID-19.

Applicants received $1,250 for a 4-week period for a maximum of 16 weeks, between May 10 and August 29, 2020.

Applicants could also get an extra $750 (total benefit amount of $2,000) for each 4-week period, if they had a disability or dependants.

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