Program

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria

In order to qualify for the Explore funding, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (those studying in Canada on a student visa are not eligible); and
  • be at least 16 years old on the first day of the course; and
  • meet one of the following criteria:
    • have been a full-time student for at least one term during the current school year; or
    • have been an Odyssey participant within the last two years.

There are no grade or language-skill requirements for the Explore funding; however, you must have met all of the above criteria for the entire duration of the program. There are no exemptions from any of the eligibility criteria. Anyone who meets these criteria and submits their supporting documents before the deadline will be entered into the draw.

Note: You must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the course. While there is no maximum age limit for the Explore program overall, individual institutions do have age requirements for their respective programs, and you must be within the eligible age group for the entire duration of a given program (i.e., programs for 16- to 17-years-olds).

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FAQ: I am not eligible for the Explore program. Is there any way I can still participate?

The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) thanks all candidates for their interest in Explore. Please note that decisions regarding eligibility for the participation in the program are made by the relevant provincial and territorial ministries/departments responsible for education or postsecondary education and are also subject to the participating educational institutions’ policies, practices, and regulations. A candidate may be declared ineligible for participation in the program at any time including but without limitation if the candidate (i) has been previously dismissed from the program for any reason, (ii) does not or ceases to meet the eligibility criteria for or the conditions for participation in the program, (iii) does not meet any requirement or condition of the relevant provincial and territorial ministries/departments responsible for education or postsecondary education or of the participating educational institutions’ policies, practices, and regulations.


Questions?

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