Research & Presentations

We are the authoritative source for payroll knowledge.

Payroll is responsible for making sure employees are paid accurately and on time. They are also the first line of communication for employees seeking to understand their pay. For these reasons, the Canadian Payroll Association continues to publicize how payroll supports financial literacy for all employed Canadians.

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National Payroll Week™ (NPW) is the Canadian Payroll Association’s biggest networking event and our largest annual public relations initiative. Sign up and see for yourself.

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We offer the only payroll certification programs in Canada. The Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) are recognized by employers as the gold standard in Canadian payroll education. Our Certification Recognition Events acknowledge the outstanding academic achievement of our new graduates and honour our alumni. Interested in becoming certified? Attend a Benefits of Certification Information Session.

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Each year, Hays Canada releases its Payroll Salary Guide, providing ongoing research into payroll salary trends. The findings continue to spotlight the importance of professional payroll certification as an asset to employers and employees alike, reinforcing the CPA’s message that Certification Pays.

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Robert Half’s annual Salary Guide offers a valuable overview of upcoming payroll hiring and salary trends. Learn more about the skills that pay, the value of certification and what you as a payroll practitioner can expect in terms of salary.

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The Member Census is conducted every 3 years to measure member satisfaction and help us understand the value members receive from our payroll compliance offerings.

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Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

Learn who we are and what we do.

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News Releases

News Releases

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Photo Gallery

People dancing at the CPA Annual Conference

It’s not just about numbers. We have fun!

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