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The key to growth and jobs in the years ahead is access to knowledge and skills. If Canadians are to prosper and achieve high living standards in the 21st century, then they must be equipped to fill the jobs of tomorrow.

This government believes that there is no better investment in the future than investments in education, knowledge and innovation. That is why it is making the single largest investment ever by a federal government to support access to post-secondary education for all Canadians -- the Canada Millennium Scholarships.

Helping 100,000 Students Annually

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation will manage an initial endowment of $2.5 billion and provide scholarships to more than 100,000 Canadians annually, beginning in the year 2000.

An Arm's-Length Foundation

Opportunities for Canadians of All Ages

Canadians of all ages -- studying full- or part-time in publicly funded universities, community colleges, vocational and technical institutes and CEGEPs -- will be eligible for scholarships.

Building Canada for the 21st Century -- The Canadian Opportunities Strategy

Canada Millennium Scholarships are part of the Canadian Opportunities Strategy designed to make knowledge and skills more accessible so that Canadians are better able to find and keep jobs that deliver higher standards of living in the 21st century. The Strategy takes action on seven fronts to:

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