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If you have federal student loans in Canada, help could be on the way because the government has proposed a bunch of ways it plans to assist students.

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland released Canada's 2021 budget which includes a $4.1 billion investment to help make post-secondary education more affordable and to support students who have the greatest needs.

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As part of the 2021 federal budget, Deputy PM and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland announced that Canada’s minimum wage is set to be boosted across all federally-regulated industries.

Speaking on Monday, April 19, Freeland said that “low-wage workers in Canada work harder than anyone else in this country, for less pay.”

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As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Ontario continues to increase rapidly, Jagmeet Singh has called on Justin Trudeau to consider using the Federal Emergencies Act.

In a letter shared via Twitter, the NDP leader urged the PM to consider declaring a federal emergency in Canada, which would allow the government to issue orders and reallocate funding quickly following a Parliamentary review.

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In addition to cancelling federal student loan debt, Jagmeet Singh is also calling for free tuition in Canada one day in the future.

A new NDP campaign is urging the Liberal government to offer “more help not debt for students,” with the aim of “working towards a future where tuition is free.”

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If you have federal student loans in Canada you might get off the hook for paying them back, because Jagmeet Singh wants to cancel up to $20,000 of loan debt per student.

The NDP leader tweeted a petition calling for more help for post-secondary students instead of debt, and he has lots of ways to make that a reality.

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