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Old Nov 1st 2004, 3:32 am
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They have just been taught to use their brains, that is all.
Whichever way you look at it, they'll have a huge advantage in life.

I don't know if it's true, but a code 80 virtually guarantees them scholarships
 
Old Nov 1st 2004, 3:39 am
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Isn't there education plans you can pay into that are also tax breaks?
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Old Nov 1st 2004, 3:46 am
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Isn't there education plans you can pay into that are also tax breaks?
A Registered Education Savings Plan ... the government pays some money in too.

Ideally you double dip ... pay money into your RSP ... take the tax refund and pay it into your RESP ... the government then gives you a little sweetener to help the fund grow.

Go to any Canadian bank and ask ... they all do them.
 
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OK, dumb question - what is a "RSP"?


Originally Posted by Glaswegian
A Registered Education Savings Plan ... the government pays some money in too.

Ideally you double dip ... pay money into your RSP ... take the tax refund and pay it into your RESP ... the government then gives you a little sweetener to help the fund grow.

Go to any Canadian bank and ask ... they all do them.
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Old Nov 1st 2004, 3:56 am
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Originally Posted by Budgie1
OK, dumb question - what is a "RSP"?
Retirement Savings Plan.
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Originally Posted by Glaswegian
A Registered Education Savings Plan ... the government pays some money in too.

Ideally you double dip ... pay money into your RSP ... take the tax refund and pay it into your RESP ... the government then gives you a little sweetener to help the fund grow.

Go to any Canadian bank and ask ... they all do them.
That's the one. Cheers.
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Old Nov 3rd 2004, 9:40 pm
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Two *real* distance universities in Canada are Athabasca University and British Columbia Open University.

My wife took two courses (by which I mean individual university courses, not full degrees) from Athabasca that were no longer offered at the University of Calgary. They involved some assignments and a final exam taken at Athabasca's office in downtown Calgary. The courses were graded by a professor who was also available throughout the courses for questions. The material was covered properly, and knowledge learned was properly assessed. Only thing missing was the classroom experience. You would have to be highly self-motivated to get through a whole degree -- I don't think I could do it.

Every university in Canada will transfer courses from Athabasca; so you could do a year there, say, and then move into a traditional university and transfer your courses over. Very helpful if you don't meet a traditional faculty's entrance requirements right away: do a year at Athabasca, do well, and apply to a traditional university as a transfer student.

On the more general question of the quality of Canadian schools vs. British schools. I've said it before: if Canadian schools are no good, then it is a modern miracle that Canada functions. It does, obviously. So their schooling can't be all bad.
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Sorry to butt in on this thread, but speaking of degrees does anyone know if canadian uni's would accept a UK BSc as entry for a Masters? Just asking in case I decide to continue with my studies if I get PR (won't be for a couple of years yet). Any comments gratefully accepted.

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Originally Posted by cosmo
Sorry to butt in on this thread, but speaking of degrees does anyone know if canadian uni's would accept a UK BSc as entry for a Masters?
Of course they will!
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Old Nov 4th 2004, 2:38 am
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Originally Posted by cosmo
Sorry to butt in on this thread, but speaking of degrees does anyone know if canadian uni's would accept a UK BSc as entry for a Masters? Just asking in case I decide to continue with my studies if I get PR (won't be for a couple of years yet). Any comments gratefully accepted.

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Send a sealed transcript to the University you intend to apply to and ask them to give you a credit evaluation for the purposes of your application. If your BSc course was only three years long, you may have to do some extra courses to qualify for entry to a Masters program in some provinces.
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