Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

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

This benefit is for students who do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI).

From May to August 2020, the CESB provides a payment to eligible students of:

  • $1,250 For each 4-week period; or
  • $2,000 For each 4-week period, if you have dependants or a disability

For more information on the CESB, go to https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/emergency-student-benefit.html