Canada Student Service Grant

Did you hear that students who volunteer their time this summer can get up to $5000 dollars towards their post secondary education?

The Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) is an additional way students can help reduce the financial strain of school through volunteering. Students will receive $1000 dollars in grant money for every hundred hours they volunteer, which breaks down as follows;

  • 100 hours gets $1000

  • 200 hours gets $2000

  • 300 hours gets $3000

  • 400 hours gets $4000

  • 500 hours gets $5000

Students who are already receiving the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) are eligible as well. (See here for more details on eligibility)

Students who are employed and receiving a stipend under the Canada Service Corps (CSC) micro-grant stream can use their hours towards either the micro-grant OR the CSSG, but not both.

Those who are receiving or have previously applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) are ineligible.

 
 
 
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Additional Benefits

 

 

In addition to the grant money, students will also gain FREE access to 25 hours of courses, training, and skill development with LinkedIn LearningWhich will allow them to gain valuable certifications and specializations they can add to their resume. There are over 5000 courses to choose from!

Through volunteering students will also be able to gain valuable on-the-job training and work experience while getting paid.

The hours spent using LinkedIn Learning can also be used towards their volunteering hours for CSSG.

 

ELIGIBILITY

The following are the eligibility specifications for the Canada Student Service Grant (SCCG)

  • Student must be enrolled and attending (at least 1 class) Post-Secondary education during Summer 2020 and/or September 2020.

  • Students who have graduated from Post-Secondary in December 2019 or later are also eligible.

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, registered First Nation, or have refugee status.

    • International students are not eligible

    • Canadian residents who study abroad are eligible as long as they are currently residing in Canada and do volunteer hours in Canada

  • 30 Years of Age or younger (those who are under 18 and are still eligible based on the other criteria will need to provide contact information for their parent/guardian, so they can give consent for the student to participate)  

  • Part-time and Full-time students are eligible as long as they study over a period of at least 12 weeks in pursuit of a degree, diploma, or certificate at an accredited institution

 

How to Apply

  • Applicants must be registered by August 8th, 2020 in order to receive the CSSG

  • Applicants must reach the minimum number of hours for each threshold (eg. a student who volunteered for 270 hours would only receive grant money for 200 hours).

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