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Canada Student Financial Assistance Act

Version of section 2 from 2013-01-01 to 2018-07-31:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,

    appropriate authority

    autorité compétente

    appropriate authority, in respect of a province, means an appropriate authority designated for the province pursuant to subsection 3(1); (autorité compétente)

    designated educational institution

    établissement agréé

    designated educational institution means an institution of learning designated pursuant to subsection 3(1), and includes a specified educational institution within the meaning of the Canada Student Loans Act; (établissement agréé)



    lender means a financial institution within the meaning of the Bank Act or other corporation that is a party to an agreement with the Minister entered into under section 5; (prêteur)



    Minister means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as may be designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act; (ministre)


    Version anglaise seulement

    prescribed, in the case of a form or the information to be given on a form, means prescribed by the Minister and, in any other case, means prescribed by the regulations; (Version anglaise seulement)

    qualifying student

    étudiant admissible

    qualifying student means a person

    • (a) who is a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or a protected person within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of that Act,

    • (b) who is qualified for enrolment or is enrolled at a designated educational institution as a full-time student or part-time student for a period of studies at a post-secondary school level, and

    • (c) who intends to attend a designated educational institution as a full-time student or part-time student for a period of studies described in paragraph (b) if it is financially possible for that person to do so. (étudiant admissible)

  • Marginal note:Other definitions

    (2) In this Act, the words and expressions borrower, consolidated student loan agreement, course, family income, family physician, financial assistance, full-time student, loan year, nurse, nurse practitioner, part-time student, period of studies, post-secondary school level, program of studies, severe permanent disability, student loan, student loan agreement and under-served rural or remote community have the meanings assigned by the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Words and expressions in relation to previous loan years

    (3) Words and expressions used in this Act have, when used in respect of a loan year before the loan year in which this section comes into force, the meanings assigned to them by the Canada Student Loans Act.

  • Marginal note:Electronic documents and communication

    (4) A document or other communication under this Act or the regulations may be in electronic form, and a reference in this Act or the regulations to a document includes a document in electronic form.

  • 1994, c. 28, s. 2
  • 2001, c. 27, s. 219
  • 2003, c. 15, s. 9
  • 2008, c. 28, s. 101
  • 2011, c. 24, s. 152

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