Students who collect emergency COVID-19 aid must attest they’re looking for work (CBC News)

From CBC News:  Students who collect emergency financial aid will be required to confirm that they’re looking for summer work and will be connected with a government job bank to help employers struggling with shortages of labour.

Legislation providing $9 billion in assistance to students who saw their summer employment prospects dry up due to the COVID-19 crisis — which was adopted at second readings and at all stages in the House of Commons tonight and sent to the Senate — says applicants must “attest to the fact that they are seeking work.”

The bill also says that the government will make information available about employment opportunities through a government-managed job posting system.

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