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Qualtrough on Sver Wala Show: International students not eligible for CESB, can work for 40 hours

BY , Apr 23, 2020 3:34 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

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Minister Carla Qualtrough on Sver Wala Show/ Connect News

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough says that international students will not be eligible to apply under the newly announced Canada Emergency Students Benefit program.

In an exclusive interview on Sver Wala Show on Connect FM this morning, Minister Qualtrough revealed that international students can now work up to 40 hours per week to make ends meet until the end of August.

She said that the legislation is still being finalised and did not deny that international students may be included in the final draft that gets passed.

About the timeline for this legislation, she said that the government is hoping to get it passed by the mid of May.

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