Students impacted by federal payroll issues continue to struggle

February 13, 2017

Some postsecondary students who have worked for the Canadian government continue to feel financial pressure due to wage issues associated with the Phoenix payroll system, reports CBC. “It's scary,” says Carleton University student Greg Owens. “I'm a student ... I don't have big savings accounts. I don't have an RESP. My line of credit only goes so far.” Canadian Federation of Students Chairperson Bilan Arte notes that students might also be unable to secure grants or loans in the coming year if their T4 tax forms are inaccurate as a result of the payroll problem. “It has huge ripple effects,” says Arte. “If they've been overpaid, for example, it might really hurt their chances to apply for certain programs and scholarships.” CBC