Resources for Youth

Financial Assistance

Canada Student Loans Program

The Canada Student Loans Program provides financial assistance in the form of loans and grants to full-time and part-time post-secondary students who demonstrate financial need.

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Canada Student Loans Program – Permanent Disability Benefit

The Permanent Disability Benefit allows for the forgiveness of Canada Student Loans for persons who have a permanent disability and are experiencing hardship repaying their loans due to their disability.

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Apprenticeship Grants

Apprentices can receive up to $4,000 in grants to pay tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.

There are many career opportunities in the trades, everything from construction and roofing to cooking and hairstyling. Visit Skills Canada to learn more about careers in the trades.

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EDC International Studies Scholarship Program

Export Development Canada (EDC) created the International Business Scholarships because International trade is critical to Canada’s economic prosperity and EDC is dedicated to helping the next generation of business leaders succeed.

EDC awards up to 30 scholarships annually, 25 of which go to undergraduate university or college students interested in pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business, with up to 5 additional scholarships for students in programs which combine business with environmental or sustainability studies.

An EDC scholarship is worth a $4,000 cash award.

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Youth Employment and Skills Strategy

The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market.

The YESS is a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies. The previous streams offered by the YES, merged together to create a more integrated and flexible service delivery network, are Skills Link, Career Focus, and Summer Work Experience (excluding Canada Summer Jobs).

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Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) helps match students with federal departments and agencies for temporary jobs by maintaining a national inventory of students seeking employment within the federal public service.

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Working in Canada Tool

The Working in Canada tool allows users to search through job descriptions, wage rates, skill requirements, and training and job opportunities based on different occupations within specific geographic locations. This tool will help Canadians make informed decisions on the best career path and educational options available to them.

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Youth Path

Information on services for unemployed youth, aboriginal youth, disabled youth, newcomer youth, and employers.

Youth Path Information


Exchange Opportunities

Official Languages Programs

The OLP (Explore, Destination Clic, and Odyssey) are funded by the Government of Canada and administered by ministries and departments of education across the country. Officials from each province and territory work with the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) to promote the programs, establish common procedures and regulations, and help to ensure success for all participants.




Kidsport is a community-based sport funding program that provides grants for children aged 6 – 18 to participate in a sport season of their choice

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Youth Engagement Canada

Get involved with the Federal Government, including the Prime Minister’s Youth Council

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A Kids’ Guide to Separation and Divorce

Information to help children understand separation and divorce.

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