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Additional Resources


Money Matters PDF Workbooks and Courses

The Money Matters website contains PDF workbooks and online courses for Indigenous people, adult learners, and people with disabilities.

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Government of Canada Education Savings

Education Savings is the source for interactive information and tools designed to help you save, plan and pay for post-secondary education.

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Canada Education Savings Grant

The Canada Education Savings Grant is money that the Government adds to a child's Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to help pay the costs of a child's full or part-time studies after high school at: 

  • apprenticeship programs
  • CEGEP's (general or vocational college in Quebec)
  • trade schools
  • colleges
  • universities

The lifetime maximum amount of CESG a child can get is $7,200. Anyone can open an RESP for a child and make contributions, not just the child's parents/guardians. 

Learn more about Canada Education Savings Grant

Additional Canada Education Savings Grant

Children from middle- and low-income families might be eligible to get the Additional amount of Canadian Education Savings Grant (CESG). If eligible, an extra 10% or 20% is added to the first $500 contributed to an RESP each year. The maximum amount of CESG, including the Additional amount, a child can get is $7,200.

Learn more about Additional Canada Education Savings Grant

British Columbia Training and Education Savings Grant

Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs. To help, the B.C. Government will contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG).

There was an extension given to students born in 2006 to 2008, since that group of children turned six to nine years old during the year the program was launched. The parent or guardian plus the child must be residents of British Columbia. The last day to apply for the BCTESG is the day before the child turns 9 years old.

Learn more about British Columbia Training and Education Savings Grant

Youth Aged out of Care Funding

Youth who have lived experience in the BC foster care system as a child and/or youth for one (1) year or more can apply for the Tuition Waiver Program, which sponsors tuition and mandatory fees charged by the institution up to one's first certificate, diploma, or degree program.  Eligible students can apply for two tuition waiver programs at VIU-- the BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program and the Vancouver Island University Tuition Waiver Program (VIU TWP). Student eligibility will first be assessed for the BC Tuition Waiver Program--and if ineligible--eligibility will then be assessed for the VIU TWP.

Learn more about Youth Aged out of Care Funding

CLB Best Practices Guide

The CLB team at VIU has developed a best practices guide on the process of developing the Canada Learning Bond program at VIU over the past 2 years.
View CLB best practices guide

VIU CLB Poster for 18-20 year olds

Poster detailing VIU CLB process for 18-20 year old students at VIU.

PDF:   8.5 x 11 / 11 x 17

PNG:  8.5 x 11 11 x 17

Service Canada

Service Canada is the place where Canadians go—whether online, by phone, or in person—to access the programs, services, and benefits they need from the Government of Canada and its many partners.

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Bank Information

Often local banks will provide some information about the RESP's and the Canada Learning Bond on their websites. See what your bank has to say about saving early for your child's education after high school.


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