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The Government of Canada provides Canada Student Grants to over 1 million students

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Published on June 26, 2015 with No Comments

Today Member of Parliament Parm Gill, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, is helping to announce that over 1 million post-secondary students have received Canada Student Grants (CSGs) since their introduction in 2009. Canada Student Grants provide up-front, non-repayable financial assistance.
CSGs were introduced in 2009 to make post-secondary education more accessible to Canadians, and help minimize student debt. From 2009 to present, the Government of Canada has offered nearly $3.3 billion through Canada Student Grants, helping to support low- and middle-income students, as well as those with disabilities and dependants.
MP Gill also took the opportunity to talk about the new measures announced in Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2015 to help students and families: starting in 2016-17, the expansion of CSGs will help approximately 42,000 additional students per year, including almost 22,000 students in private career colleges gain eligibility for CSGs. Expansion of the CSGs compliments the Government’s strong record of supporting students with their post-secondary education. Over $10 billion is invested annually by the Government to support programs such as the Registered Education Savings Plan, the Canada Learning Bond, the Canada Education Savings Grant, Canada Student Loans and Grants, as well as the Repayment Assistance Plan. “Our Government’s top priority remains creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians. We are committed to making post-secondary education accessible to all Canadians, recognizing that education and training are key factors in building a strong economy. Our intention to expand the eligibility of Canada Student Grants for students from low- and middle-income families to include short-duration programs will assist additional students in obtaining the skills and training they need to get good jobs and fully participate in the Canadian workforce,” said MP Gill.

 

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