Education passports canceled

Province to replace post secondary assistance program with a new one

  • Aug. 18, 2013 12:00 p.m.

THE province says it’s phasing out its Passport to Education program over the next three years.

The program, which provided secondary school graduates with up to $1,000 to help further their education, will be replaced with one that “allows students to be recognized for their unique interests trades, aboriginal languages, volunteer activities or technology education,” the provincial education ministry said in an Aug. 16 release.

The existing program provided “stamps” worth $250 each in Grades 10 and Grade 11 and $500 in Grade 12.

Those who have already earned passports won’t be affected but there will be no passport stamps issued to incoming Grade 10 students, the ministry said.