Students and recent graduates who have seen their education and job prospects hampered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will soon be able to claim a new Canada Emergency Student Benefit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced, as part of a $9 billion package of new measures aimed at helping young people.
The benefit will see eligible postsecondary students receive $1,250 a month from May to August, and if you are taking care of someone else or have a disability, that amount increases to $1,750 monthly.
College and university students currently in school, planning to start in September, or who graduated in December 2019 are eligible.
As well, working students earning less than $1,000 per month can apply.
“COVID-19 has meant that there aren’t as many jobs out there for students, and without a job, it can be hard to pay for tuition or the day-to-day basics. You might normally have turned to your parents for help, but right now mom and dad are stretched, too,” Trudeau said.
Trudeau said the benefit will require additional legislation and talks are now underway about how quickly a bill to implement this new program can be brought forward.
In Wednesday’s update on COVID-19 measures from Rideau Cottage, Trudeau said new student jobs and grants are also on their way.
Specifically, the federal government is also:
- Creating an additional 76,000 jobs for young people in sectors that need an extra hand right now, or that are on the frontlines of this pandemic which could include contact tracing or helping out on farms;
- Investing $291.6 million to extend scholarships, fellowships, and grants for three or four months to keep research projects and placements going, including for postdoctoral fellowships.
- Broadening eligibility for financial assistance and raising the maximum weekly amount that can be provided to a student in 2020-21 from $210 to $350.
- Launching a new Canada Student Service Grant of between $1,000 and $5,000 for students volunteering in the COVID-19 fight to go towards their fall tuition;
- Providing $75.2 million to specifically increase support for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Nation students; and
- Doubling the Canada Student Grants for all eligible full-time students to up to $6,000 and up to $3,600 for part-time students in 2020-21.The Canada Student Grants for Students with Permanent Disabilities and Students with Dependents are also being doubled.
Netflix Revealed All the Ontario Locations that Are Secretly Used For ‘Ginny & Georgia’
Season 2 of the show is filming now, and some Toronto neighborhoods made a special appearance!
Like many famous Netflix shows, you might wonder that Ginny and Georgia must be filming in the suburbs of the United States, but it is filming in Ontario’s small towns.
Netflix just revealed the list of the secret locations in Ontario where the hit TV series is filming, and if you wish, you can visit these places as well.
In North York, Nelson A. Boylen Collegiate Institute only had minor cosmetic changes to become Ginny’s high school.
Most Season 1 was shot in Cobourg, including at the Victoria Park bandshell, where the mayor wins the election in the season finale.
Some King Street shops got a new name, like The El, which appears as the Blue Farm Cafe where Joe works.
Like Audrey’s in Town Fashion, other stores were left unchanged on the picturesque street.
Ginny And Georgia start with Ginny, a 15-year-old, and her mother, Georgia, 30 years old, along with her son Austin moving to New England Town to start their life fresh. Ginny is more mature in personality than her mom, who takes things lightly and keeps making bad decisions.
Ginny And Georgia season one was released on February 24, 2021, on Netflix. The second season is renewed for release on Netflix in 2022. For any updates about the new season, keep an eye on Netflix and what announcements they have to make.
Even though it is a comedy-drama, there is a lot you can see as
the 10-episode series. This show has crime, love, betrayal, and friendship drama. Because of the fantastic response to the show, the show’s renewal for another season was made. We will update you when any announcements about Ginny
And Georgia is made.
Entertainer Kal Penn to Play Toronto Raptors Superfan in the New Film
Hollywood entertainer Kal Penn is getting ready to play Toronto Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia on the big screen. The news originally broke in a restrictive report by Deadline however was subsequently affirmed via online media by the two players.
“Superfan is going Hollywood,” Bhatia said on Twitter.
“Eager to have Kal Penn accept playing me in the new biopic!!”
“I cannot trust all of this. I’m stunned and I’m respected!
Bhatia went to his first Raptors game in 1995 after the group joined the NBA and recently let CTV News Toronto know that he became “addicted”. In more than 25 years, Bhatia has never missed a home game.
He is likewise known for giving many Raptors passes to individuals from the Sikh people group including countless youngsters, to observe Vaisakhi, the Sikh new year.
In May, he became one of the main fans to at any point be respected at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Penn, who is known for his jobs on “House,” “Assigned Survivor,” and “Harold and Kumar,” took to Twitter to say that he is “very invigorated” to carry Bhatia’s story to Hollywood.
“Heaps of us are b-ball fans, however, there’s just one (Nav Bhatia),” he added.
“His account of determination and solidarity is staggering and I’m really eager to carry his super fan story to the (super?) big screen.”
Other than the way that the film is being delivered by Stampede Ventures, not many different subtleties have been delivered openly.
Air Travelers Must Have A Negative Covid-19 Test Before Arrival In Canada
All passengers who are traveling to Canada aged five years and above will need to take negative Covid-19 test results before they can set foot in the country. This ruling will be implemented starting from the 7th of January.
This decision was announced by Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Thursday. The federal government is introducing this rule in an effort to control the rising number of Coronavirus cases within the country over the past few days. Canada ended the year 2020 with around 8400 new Corona cases on the 31st of December.
Additional Restrictions To Curb The Spread Of Corona
Passengers will have to obtain a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to their scheduled time and date of departure. PCR tests are treated as the gold standard for detecting even minute traces of Coronavirus within the body.
The minister has been in constant touch with Canadian airline companies in this regard. He also mentioned that the government had zeroed down on January 7th as the starting date for implementing this rule keeping in mind the concerns of the airline companies. They believe that a week’s time will be sufficient for all major airlines traveling to Canada to make the necessary arrangements.
These rules will be enforced in a very strict manner for passengers across the board. People will be permitted to board the plane only after they are able to produce the relevant documentation showing negative Covid-19 results. In case someone fails to get their testing done in spite of the availability of clinics at the place of departure, they will have to reschedule their flights.
14-day Quarantine Still Compulsory
This decision to implement pre-departure corona testing is in addition to the existing rules and regulations to prevent the influx of new cases from outside the country. Already the government has made it mandatory for all airline passengers from outside the country to enter into 14-day quarantine on arrival.
The government is also making additional efforts to boost surveillance of those arriving from abroad during their quarantine period. This is being done to ensure that travelers are strictly abiding by the rules of quarantine. In case anyone violates the rules of the Quarantine Act, they are liable for strict punishment which can include hefty fines of up to 750000 Canadian Dollars or six months in prison.
If someone is traveling to Canada, the passengers will have to inform the federal government officials in advance of their quarantine plans in the country. however, anyone who does not have adequate isolation arrangements will have to enter into mandatory quarantine in federal facilities.
Problems In Implementation?
The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) has pointed out that the timeframe of one week is not adequate. The President and CEO of NACC, Mike McNaney has also mentioned that lack of information and guidance to implement the policies in compliance with government regulations will cause a lot of problems both for airlines and passengers.
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