Education funding

Whether you are planning to study at a university, college or learn a specialized trade, figuring out the financial side of paying for school and managing your finances while studying can be a challenge. Tuition, books, student fees, transportation, housing and other expenses require a large financial investment.

For most students, personal savings will not be enough to cover these costs. Students often rely on student loans for financial support. Student loans can be helpful, but students should aim to graduate with as little debt as possible.

For parents, grandparents and others

If you're saving for a child's post-secondary education, consider opening a registered education savings plan so that you can take advantage of the government grants that you become eligible for.

For students and parents looking to pay for post-secondary education

Working while learning

Internships, co-operative education and apprenticeships can be great options to gain valuable work experience while studying. Sometimes you can even get paid for this work experience. The Government of Canada also offers a number of grants and initiatives to help post-secondary students gain work experience while financially supporting themselves during their studies.

Need help in your job search? Here are useful tips and videos to guide you through every stage of the process of finding a job.

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