Students and recent graduates: Still can’t find a job because of COVID-19? You can apply for Period 2 of the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) as of June 8. The CESB provides financial support to recent graduates and post-secondary students who are unable to work or find employment due to COVID-19. Eligible students can receive $1,250 per month for up to four months (May-August 2020) and eligible students with disabilities or those with children or other dependents can receive $2,000.
If you are able to work, you must be 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 can apply for the CESB:
- Online using My Account (the easiest way to apply); or
- By calling our automated telephone service at 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041
Click on the Learn More link for more application information.