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Trudeau announces $9B aid for students struggling due to pandemic

BY , Apr 22, 2020 4:24 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is unveiling a $9 billion emergency program aimed at students.

It includes a Canada Emergency Student Benefit worth at least $1250 a month from May to August.

The benefit can be accessed by those in post-secondary school now, headed to post secondary school in September or anyone who graduated after December 2019.

The government is also creating 76,000 job placements for young people in sectors currently dealing with labour shortages.

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