COVID-19 Child Benefit

The window to apply for the COVID‑19 Child Benefit is now closed. We are not accepting new applications.

Learn about how you will receive your payment.

About Support for Learners

The Support for Learners program is now closed. We are not accepting new applications.

All applications must have been received by February 8, 2021 at midnight EST.

The purpose of the Support for Learners program was to support children, youth and students in their continued learning during the COVID‑19 pandemic in the 2020-2021 school year.

Getting your payment

We will send payments by e-transfer, direct deposit or cheque, based on what you chose when you applied. Payments will be made individually per child, youth or student to the account of:

  • the parent or guardian who applied for their child
  • secondary students who are over the age of 18 and applied on their own

Each application is verified and processed separately. This means if you applied for more than one child, you may not receive all payments at the same time.