Sign up and save for your child’s future education. It’s free to access information or sign up for:
- Canada Learning Bond
- Sign up for a social insurance number (SIN)
What is a RESP?
A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a special account to save money for your child’s education/training after high school. Some RESP accounts are free to open and do not require regular deposits.
What is the Canada Learning Bond?
The Canada Learning Bond is money that the Government of Canada can deposit directly into a child’s RESP for low-income families. This money is saved to help pay the costs of a child’s studies after high school such as:
- Trade Schools
Families do not need to contribute to earn. The earlier you sign up the more your child can receive. Each child can receive up to $2000:
- $500 for the first year
- $100 each year a child is eligible (up to 15 years old)
Have you seen this letter?
Is your child eligible?
- They are born on/after January 1, 2004.
- A resident of Canada.
- Your family (you or your spouse/common-law partner) has received or applied for the Canada Child Benefit.
Eligibility is also based on the adjusted net family income and number of children in the household.
Who can come?
Anyone is welcome to attend the event to learn more about education savings. Children are also welcome.
|Access:||Who needs to be there:||What to bring:|
|RESP – Referrals and service information||A guardian, relative, or friend who wishes to open a RESP for a child||Child’s: Social Insurance Number (SIN) and birth certificate|
|Canada Learning Bond –Eligibility and Savings Information||The primary caregiver, their spouse, or common-law partner||Child’s: Social Insurance Number (SIN)|
|Social Insurance Number (SIN) – Apply for any eligible children||A parent or legal guardian (with a document that confirms legal guardianship)||Child’s: Original birth certificate, Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, or Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad|