Eastern College Announces New Bursary for Unemployed Canadians

July 3rd, 2020

Halifax, NS – Eastern College announced the launch of a new bursary to help individuals who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Canadians who have become recently unemployed may qualify for the COVID Emergency Relief Bursary which provides up to $1,500 towards their tuition.

“A large number of Canadians are now thinking about new career options due to unemployment and job uncertainty caused by COVID-19” said Stuart Bentley, President, Eastern College. “We want to help people in the many sectors of our economy who have been impacted start to train for their new careers. Our COVID Emergency Relief Bursary offers financial assistance so individuals can begin training right away for new careers in growing fields.”

The new bursary will replace the 3 bursaries (Retail Bursary, Manufacturing Bursary, and Restaurant and Hospitality Bursary), previously announced on April 27th, while retaining all of the same benefits, including an extension until October 31, 2020. The new bursary provides savings to new students of up to $1,500 based on the length of the program and is available for all programs greater than 25 weeks. A complete list of programs available across their Business, Healthcare, Law, Supply Chain, Technology, and Art & Design faculties is available on their website. For more information about programs and full bursary details please visit www.easterncollege.ca/bursaries


About Eastern College

Established in 1983, Eastern College has delivered training in a modular approach to students to enable them to fast-track to job readiness. Eastern has four campuses in Atlantic Canada: Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, and online college diploma and certificate programs. Eastern College offers programs in Business, Technology, Healthcare, Law, Supply Chain and Art & Design.

For further information, please contact:

Massimo Noce, Director of Marketing

905-814-7212 x1034 communications@easterncollege.ca