In these very challenging times, all political parties in Canada are supporting interests of all people in Canada, including international students and other temporary residents. We published an article about how international students even are eligible to receive money every month to help in this difficult economic time in Canada.
Now Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has made indications that more help is coming for students in Canada whether they are Canadians or international students. While no official announcement has been made, it seems there is a plan to help young people who may have difficulty finding summer jobs. In Canada, it is highly common that when we finish our university or college or polytechnic semester in April, that we work from May-August to earn money for the next year. The following quotation is from the Prime Minister’s own words as quoted from the website of one of Canada’s leading national television networks:
“We know that we need to do more for young people as they come out of university and look for projects and ways of securing income this summer,” he said at a press briefing outside his home, where he remains in self-isolation.
“This is an issue that we are very, very aware of.”
Trudeau said the government “should have more to say in the coming days” about how it will help students and suggested that its aid could take the form of direct financial support or changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program, which helps Canadians between the ages of 15 and 30 find seasonal work.