There are grants and student loans available to support your learning. These offer financial assistance for tuition and other expenses.


Find Government of Canada funding resources on:

  • Scholarships.
  • Budgeting for student life.
  • Student lines of credit.
  • Paying back student debt.
  • Working to pay your education.
  • Student loans and bankruptcy.
  • Registered education savings plans (RESPs).
  • Education and training benefits.
  • Education planning.

Canada student loans

The Government of Canada provides financial assistance in the form of student loans.

Better Jobs Ontario

You may qualify for Better Jobs Ontario if you either:

  • have been laid-off and have not been working or are working a temporary job just to cover costs
  • have not been laid-off but have been unemployed for six months or longer and are part of a low-income household

You can still apply if you receive either:

  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

Better Jobs Ontario aims to help you rejoin the workforce quickly and focuses on training programs that take 52 weeks or less to complete, including micro-credential programs.

If you want to attend training longer than one year, you can apply to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for a mix of grants and loans to help you pay for your postsecondary education.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a popular program that helps students pay for post-secondary education.


You can apply for student grants to help you with your education costs.

There are grants available for:

  • Full-time students.
  • Full-time students with dependants.
  • Students with permanent disabilities.
  • Services and equipment for students with permanent disabilities.
  • Part-time students.
  • Part-time students with dependants.
  • Apprenticeship incentives.
  • Apprenticeship completions.
  • University and college entrance preparation programs for Aboriginal people.
  • Post-secondary student support programs.
  • Legal studies for Aboriginal people programs.
  • Athlete assistance programs.
  • Second language summer programs.

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