Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) – About the grant
1. About the grant
The Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) is money that the Government adds to a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). This money helps to pay the costs of a child’s full- or part-time studies after high school at:
- apprenticeship programs
- CEGEPs (general or vocational college in Quebec)
- trade schools
The lifetime maximum amount of CESG a child can get is $7,200.
If you cannot contribute in any given year, you can catch up in future years.
Anyone can open an RESP
For a child to get the CESG, personal contributions must be made to an RESP. Anyone can open an RESP for a child and make contributions, not just the child’s parents.
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