notsoNTH 
Member since May 12, 2010

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Wasn't born or raised in Halifax.

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Re: “Let's Not Abuse Those Who Don't Have a Voice

Whoa PK, I did not suggest anything at all. I just simply asked a question as to whether there is a specific type of tax that international students do not pay but Canadians do. That's all, nothing more. The international student debate is nice and old, but one thing is for sure...now they can apply for a work permit to work off-campus part time during the Fall/Winter, and full time during the Spring/Summer months. I don't know if all international students get all the income taxes back from filing a return, because that's case-by-case.

But enrolments are down at public schools in many places in Canada, and that means universities need international students to stay afloat. They just want more and more every year, and international students are perfect scapegoats because Canadians can easily point their fingers at them for "taking away seats from Canadians" and "not paying taxes".

Another thing is, many international students plan to stay in Canada to work and eventually immigrate (and become Canadians). Sure, some of them would go back home because their governments are sponsoring them and they would be thrown into jail if they don't go back etc., but I just don't get how you can work at a university and yet despise a certain group of students like you do. Maybe you should start a petition to remove all international students from campus if you have problem with "your tax dollars" going to educating them.

I personally don't mind "my tax dollars" going towards educating international students. Actually, I have been one myself, and saw many of my friends struggle when we were not allowed to work off-campus (many were from poor countries and lived with bare minimum while in Canada). I have heard my fair share of "if you have any complaints about this country, just leave" type of commentaries too, and they are definitely hurtful when all we are trying to do is get some decent education to have a chance at a good life.

Now that I have immigrated, I pay all sorts of taxes. I try and be a productive member of this Canadian "society". I just don't get how people have such huge issue with international students saying "too much is too much" when they already pay triple, quadruple, etc. the Canadian price tag for the same education. I really don't know why there is so much hate, especially coming from a staff at a university dealing with student accounts...that's kind of worrisome.

I need to sleep now...so that's all :) Nothing personal, just stating what i know.

Posted by notsoNTH on 04/19/2011 at 2:08 AM

Re: “What Sick Days?

Will have to find a nice creepy gnome pic :)

Posted by notsoNTH on 04/18/2011 at 8:28 PM

Re: “What Sick Days?

LOL thank you for that paingirl.... It took me a few seconds to understand what was happening...

Posted by notsoNTH on 04/18/2011 at 7:54 PM

Re: “What Sick Days?

I think OP meant that now they are in a new fiscal year and that whatever sick days OP was entitled to in the previous fiscal year went poof! But even then, there should be at least 1 day you are entitled to for this month??? I guess OP's option is to use the vacation carry-over, although that's kind of sucky too.

Posted by notsoNTH on 04/18/2011 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Let's Not Abuse Those Who Don't Have a Voice

What taxes do international students not pay that Canadians do, PK? My understanding is as follows:

Income tax: They, as in international students, do. (if they have any income in Canada, and they do have to claim their oversea income on income tax form) HST/GST/PST: They do. (Tourists can get some of that back, under some conditions.) Property tax: They usually don't have properties in Canada. Pension etc.: They usually don't pay into it because they aren't eligible to receive it. Health care premiums: Depends on the province, but they usually pay to the institution "international students health and dental plan fee" type fees which cover basic medical.

What am I missing? :( Is there some kind of secret tax I don't know about??? This "international students don't pay taxes" always boggles my mind, and I think PK might have the answer.

Posted by notsoNTH on 04/18/2011 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Dear Women

Happy International Women's Day to you, OP.

Posted by notsoNTH on 03/08/2011 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Kind of a Bitch kind of a Love...

Next time you see something like that, OP, please do tell the server what you wrote here. Hearing how some customers appreciate the work the servers do can really make a server's day.

Posted by notsoNTH on 03/07/2011 at 7:00 PM

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