Statement on federal government’s support for students and recent graduates

April 23, 2020

Simon Fraser University commends the federal government on yesterday’s announcement of $9 billion in federal funding to support post-secondary students and recent graduates.  

Many students are concerned about being able to commence or continue their post-secondary education without the income generated from co-op or summer jobs, while others are graduating into a challenging job market.

Education is the best insurance against economic uncertainty, and Canada will require a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce to help rebuild our economy as we come out of this crisis. Consequently, this significant investment in students is good news for them and good news for our country.