Emergency Grant


Emergency Grant for Foreign Students in Canada

COVID-19 has affected the lives of everyone. Millions have lost their jobs. Students have been hit hard during this pandemic.

Normally, international students in Canada can work up to 20 hours per week. During the pandemic, they are permitted to work longer hours in certain essential sectors. Despite this change, thousands of international students might be vulnerable as employment opportunities for them are limited at best.

Knowledge, Education and Training Canada (KEATCA) recognizes poverty as a barrier to development and supports individuals in accessing education and training at post-secondary level. KEATCA provides grants to individuals who meet these two basic criteria: -
a. Have an annual family income of less than $30,000 Canadian or its equivalent in terms of purchasing power parity, and
b. Are enrolled in a public post-secondary institution in Canada.

KEATCA is offering a one- time $500 for up to 20 students as emergency grant to assist foreign students in Canada, who fulfill the above-mentioned conditions.

Please go to our website at keatca.org and send us an email with subject line "Emergency Grant." Kindly include the following information in your email:
1. Full name
2. University enrolled in
3. Address in home country and address in Canada
4. Phone number or email
5. Please attach to email tax papers from last year showing family income is $30,000 Canadian or less
6. Circumstances under which grant is being requested

Our Grants Committee will respond on a first come, first serve basis. Its decision will be final.