The province is taking steps to relieve the financial burden on Manitobans that have invested in post-secondary education.

Premier Brian Pallister announced that the province is suspending the repayment of student loans for six months.

The temporary stoppage of repayments is similar to a measure put in place by the federal government under the Canada Student Loan Program.

From April 1st to September 30th, the Department of Economic Development and Training has suspended all repayments of loans under the Manitoba Student Aid Program.