Our Liberal government’s accomplishments in the last four years reflect our commitment to offering greater affordability to Canadians from Coast to Coast to Coast.
For post-graduate students we have increased the Canada Student Grants which offer $1200 – $3000 to alleviate financial stress, allowing students to spend more time in the classroom and less time worrying about their bank accounts. This support continues after graduation, diploma in hand. The Liberal government implemented a minimum annual income of $25,000 before loan repayments are required, giving every graduate the peace of mind they need to join the workforce in their field of interest. By making post secondary more accessible we are paving the way for our economy to grow and our middle class to thrive. Our work will ensure that students have the resources they need to attend and complete post-secondary education with less debt and to successfully transition into the workforce after graduation
Our commitment to Canada’s youngest learners is the same. The Liberal government enhanced the Canada Child Benefit, putting more tax-free money in the pockets of hard-working families. As children return to school this extra support is helping with the cost of everything from new backpacks and pencils, to sports gear and registration. This past July we raised the maximum annual benefit to $6639 per child under age 6 and $5602 per child age 6 through 17.
From students entering their last year of University, wondering about their career, to those entering their first day of Kindergarten with their first backpack full of new school supplies, I’m confident that when we invest in our students, we’re investing in our future.