COVID-19 Updates

ACMT’s Response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, ACMT leadership is committed to providing regular updates to our community about how we are responding. The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority.

ACMT campuses and student clinics are closed until further notice. On Sunday March 15th, 2020 Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the immediate closure of all post-secondary schools.

The health and well-being of our students, staff and community continue to guide our decision-making and future planning. That starts with continued adherence to federal and provincial orders, states of emergency requirements and health and safety recommendations in the fight against Covid-19.

There will likely be a gradual return to opening up our communities and schools once again. Although we have no definitive view of what this may look like yet, we are planning and reviewing alternatives in order to continue to provide engaging educational experiences.

 

Classes & Practical Exams

ACMT has moved all theory instruction and exams to an online delivery method. Students please check your emails regularly for updates on how online learning will be delivered.

 

Clinic

ACMT student clinics are closed. Clinic Manager, Rebecca will be reaching out to students with a targeted plan to complete any outstanding hours.

 

Support from Administrative Office

Administrative staff is available to answer questions Monday-Friday during regular office hours. Please email student services or call 1-877-768-8400 to connect with a Student Advisor today. You can also text our textline at 587-401-2268.

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Your education is our top priority and we remain dedicated to ensuring your time with ACMT is of excellent quality.

ACMT has put together a list of resources for students; see it here: Covid-19 resources for students.

 

Useful links:

Canada Emergency Student Benefit

The federal government has announced a financial aid package for post-secondary students:

  • Targeted supports for students who are ineligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit; benefit would provide $1,250 per month for eligible students or $1,750 per month for eligible students with dependents or disabilities. This benefit would be available from May to August 2020.
  • Increased and expanded eligibility for student financial aid;
  • Supports for Indigenous students and;
  • Expanded supports for graduate students.

 

Canada Student Service Grant

For students who choose to do national service and serve their communities, the new Canada Student Service Grant will provide up to $5,000 for their education in the fall.

  • Will help students gain valuable work experience and skills while they help their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Government of Canada will expand existing federal employment, skills development and youth programming to create up to 116,000 jobs, placements and other training opportunities. In addition, to help students continue their studies in the fall, the government will:

  • Double the Canada Student Grants for all eligible full-time students to up to $6,000 and $3,600 for part-time students.
  • Broaden eligibility for student financial assistance by removing expected students and spouses’ contributions in 2020-21
  • Enhance the Canada Student Loans Program by raising maximum weekly amount that can be provided to a student in 2020-21 from $210 to $350
  • Increase existing distinctions-based support for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation students pursuing post-secondary education by providing an additional $75.2 million in 2020-21

 

Federal changes to International Student Work Hour Limits

Effective immediately and until August 31st, 2020, international students may work more than the 20 hours/week during their regular academic session to assist with delivering essential services or functions to protect life and property, such as the health care sector.

 

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

COVID-19 information for Albertans

All the latest updates from Health Canada

All the latest updates from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention