Education & Certification


Learning Canadian Payroll

Learning Canadian Payroll

The following courses are offered in cooperation with the National Payroll Institute.

Canadian Taxable Benefits & Allowances will show you how to avoid the most common compliance issues found in the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Revenu Québec (RQ) audits. Throughout this course, an additional focus will be placed on one of the most common audit issues: excluding taxable benefits and allowances from employment income.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize taxable benefits
  • Understand sales tax issues
  • Understand automobile benefits and allowances
  • Identify other benefits and allowances
Course Outline

Learn Canadian Payroll I is 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 Objectives:

  • 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

Learn Canadian Payroll II expands on the concepts from Learn Canadian 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Canadian Terminations will equip you with the knowledge and tools to successfully administer, supervise and oversee a termination of employment – taking into consideration employment/labour standards, human resources issues, types of payments, retiring allowances and the Record of Employment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Complying with employment/labour standards
  • Resolving human resources issues
  • Administering payments on termination
  • Paying retiring allowances
  • Providing records of employment
Course Outline

Canadian Pensions and Retirement Plans: Payroll's Responsibility demonstrates the important role payroll professionals play in the administration of employer-sponsored plans. Our expert instructors will show you how to administer employee contributions through payroll deductions, monitor contribution limits, correct errors, exceptions, year-end reporting, and much more. The benefits of these savings plans go beyond just administration, as payroll's efforts play an important role in the current and future financial well-being of all employees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe plan types and features
  • Manage contributions and payroll withholding
  • Correct contribution errors
  • Determine the impact of leaves of absence on plan contributions
  • Coordinate year-end reporting
Course Outline

2023 Pricing


As a courtesy, this course is offered at one price for everyone.

These seminars provide opportunities to ask questions, network with other professionals, and learn from best practice examples. Valuable take home materials are included with each course.

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Each class is presented on two days from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
Canadian Pensions and Retirement Plans: Payroll's Responsibility
23CP303V – Days: Thursday & Friday, June 15-16, 2023, last day to register: June 7
Learn Canadian Payroll I
23CP101V – Days: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 27-28, 2023, last day to register: June 19

Who Should Attend

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

Delivery Options

Virtual Classroom to be delivered through the National Payroll Institute (NPI) platform

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!! Audio 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 and Health and Safety Procedures

Please read our Event Policies regarding registration, transfers, substitutions, cancellations, refunds, travel arrangements, and consent to use your photograph and contact information, and our Health and Safety Policies (note: as of January 2023, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test is no longer required for entry to in-person events).

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