Canada invests $12M in bursaries for Anglophone students studying in French

March 22, 2021

The Government of Canada will be investing $12M over four years to fund the Bursary Program for Post-Secondary Studies in French as a Second Language. The program gives bursaries to Anglophone students who are pursuing postsecondary studies in French, with students who are facing financial difficulties or who are from underrepresented groups receiving special attention. The program aims to contribute to bilingualism through supporting students in building employable language skills. “Pursuing a post-secondary education in their second official language is a big step,” said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages. “The Government of Canada is committed to helping them succeed, because they are laying the foundation for strong and sustainable bilingualism that benefits everyone.” CBC | NewsWire (National)