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Lobby Week

Each year representatives from UCRU and other student unions travel to Ottawa to press the Federal Government to address student issues such as affordability, employment and student mental health.

 

Student Financial Aid

  • Invest in the Canada Student Grants such that the maximum receivable is permanently increased from $3,000 to $6,000.

  • Increase the Repayment Assistance Plan threshold from $40,000 to $50,000.


Mental Health

  • Make targeted investments into digital mental health resources for students and young people by providing the provinces with matched investments.

  • Invest in Canada’s federal mental health transfer.


Indigenous Student Education

  • Increase the federal budgeted amount for Indigenous student education to 512 million a year.


Student Employment

  • Develop specialized skill categories for international students within the framework of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, the Student Work Placement Program, and the Canada Summer Jobs program.

  • Amend the Canadian Experience Class (Express Entry) program such that international students are able to count part-time employment experience (while they are full-time students) towards fast-tracked permanent residency.

  • Permanently lift the cap on working hours for international students.

 

Download the complete Lobby Week Package