Education & Certification


Learning Canadian Payroll I and II

Learn Canadian Payroll

Program Overview

Learning Payroll I is an introduction to the payroll function designed for new staff with no or limited exposure to payroll, or those returning to payroll after a break. Learn about processing and reporting requirements, and the payroll practitioner's key role in statutory withholding and remittance.

This course provides an introduction to the payroll function. Learn about establishing the employee-employer relationship, hiring a new employee, employment standards requirements, taxable benefits and allowances along with the payroll practitioner's key role in withholding statutory deductions from employment income.

Learning Payroll II expands on the concepts from Learning Payroll I by exploring more complex processes and government requirements. This interactive, exercise-based seminar covers the fundamentals of irregular payments, government remittance and reporting, along with basic termination information and how to complete the ROE.

These two-day seminars provide opportunities to ask questions, network with other professionals, and learn from best practice examples. Valuable take home materials for Level I include Setting-up A New Payroll Checklist and Learning Payroll I materials; for Level II, Learning Payroll II materials.

Canadian Payroll Association

These seminars are presented with the cooperation of The Canadian Payroll Association.

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2021 Pricing


Learning Objectives

Level I

  • Identify concepts of the roles and responsibilities of payroll compliance
  • Identify whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor
  • Describe basic employment standards
  • Recognize common taxable benefits and allowances
  • Understand the basic concepts of payroll deductions
  • Calculate manually to produce a net pay
Course Outline

Level II
  • Calculate and produce irregular payments using the bonus tax method
  • Best practices and procedures for correcting payroll
  • Identify, classify and calculate statutory remittances to Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Quebec
  • Describe, categorize and evaluate other government reporting such as health taxes and workers compensation premiums
  • Determine the termination notice based on province of employment
  • Prepare the Record of Employment (ROE) form
Course Outline

Who Should Attend

  • New staff with no or limited exposure to payroll and junior payroll staff
  • Practitioners returning to the payroll field
  • Other professionals who have functional responsibility for payroll (bookkeepers, accountants, and HR professionals)
  • Suppliers providing payroll services to corporate customers.

Delivery Options

Virtual Classroom


Two-day courses
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Level I: September 9-10, 2021, Last day to register: August 29
Level I: October 6-7, 2021, Last day to register: September 23
Level II: June 24-25, Last day to register: June 16
Level II: September 16-17, 2021, Last day to register: September 5
Level II: October 13-14, 2021, Last day to register: September 30

Credit Information

For each course: earn up to 7.5 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) or 0.75 Continuing Education Units (CEU) when attending this course. Not Eligible for CPE credit.

System Requirements

Important!! Sound for this online session is streamed directly through your computer or electronic device. Participants will not be provided with a dial-in number.

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Event Policies

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Please be sure to verify your class session before purchasing.
A $55 administrative fee will be assessed for each transfer/substitution, including changes from live to on demand sessions.