Federal Fall Economic Updates

News Staff - Fri Nov 04, 2022

Major new federal investments will impact students during and after their time at the University of Alberta. These investments spring from long-term advocacy work by the Council of Alberta University Students (CASA), which counts the University of Alberta Students' Union (UASU) among its members.

For University of Alberta students, some of the most exciting improvements are $400 million for the Canada Summer Jobs program over two years, and $50 million to address immigration backlogs and processing times.

"Escalating immigration backlogs and processing times have been harming too many international students," said Christian Fotang, UASU VP External and Chair of CASA. "We're very pleased to see the government working to fix the situation. This slate of investments will benefit students in the near future in tangible ways."

The federal government has also eliminated interest on Canada Student Loans going forward, which will ease debt burdens on many recent and new graduates. The CASA press release gives more detail on the new federal investments.

About the University of Alberta Students’ Union

The UASU is the official representative of 35,000 undergraduate students at the University of Alberta. It advocates for students’ needs and priorities to the University of Alberta and at all levels of government.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Ari Campbell

External Relations Specialist

University of Alberta Students’ Union

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