Ottawa, Apr 7 (Canadian-Media): Disappearance of jobs or internships due to the worsening economic downtown in Canada by COVID pandemic outbreak, had caused increased anxiety among post-secondary students regarding paying for school next year, media reports said.
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The students' concern that they can't rely on federal government help as the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) applies to people who lost their income due to the pandemic for at least 14 consecutive days in the last month.
Students who don't have a minimum annual income of $5,000, or who have not worked consistently throughout the academic year, won't qualify for funding.
Students have started rallying and signing petitions for being considered for federal government help.
me Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged these concerns yesterday and said his government is working to fill the gap and looking for ways to absorb students and Canadians without any work to help fill some of the crucial roles in agricultural producers, our fisheries, and our agricultural transformers.
About 60,000 temporary foreign workers who come to work in the agricultural sector, planting, producing and harvesting and had been exempted from travel ban must quarantine for two weeks upon arrival, Trudeau said Apr 5.
There also has been delays in the process to grant the necessary work visas due to the pandemic.
All these factors had led to the back log in the fields of agriculture, planting producing and harvesting and has effected the food sector of the country, which Trudeau's government is considering to improve by hiring students who do not qualify for CERB.