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Canada Learning Bond (CLB)

The Student Financial Assistance office has created a high-level summary of the recently announced Canada Learning Bond (CLB).

Disclaimer: The information on this page is subject to change. Please review the original sources of information under Resources.

Note: The CLB does not need to be reported when applying for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Last updated: February 17, 2022

What is it?

The Canada Learning Bond (CLB) is money that the Government adds to a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for children from low-income families. This money helps to pay the costs of a child’s full-time or part-time studies after high school at the following:

  • Apprenticeship programs
  • CEGEPs
  • Trade schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities

Personal contributions to a RESP are NOT required to receive the CLB.

For more information, please visit the Canada Learning Bond Eligibility Criteria (external link) .

To be considered for CLB, you need to do the following:

  1. Gather personal information.
  2. Contact a participating RESP promoter to open an RESP.
  3. Check that the CLB is deposited in the RESP.

For more information, please visit Canada Learning Bond Application Details (external link, opens in new window) .