Support for students and new graduates who are not eligible for the CERB.
Latest Update: This program closed on September 30th, 2020
What is the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)?
The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provides support to students and new graduates who are not eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. It provides $1,250 per month for eligible students or $2,000 per month for eligible students with dependents or disabilities.
Who is Eligible?
Students and recent graduates must be able to and actively looking for work to be eligible to receive the CESB. If you still cannot find work due to COVID-19, you can re-apply for each CESB eligibility period that you are eligible for.
You are not eligible to apply for the CESB if you have already applied, or are receiving support from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI).
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will verify your eligibility to receive the CESB after you have applied. The CRA may ask you to provide supporting documents to confirm your eligibility at a later date.