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CPA Members - Early-bird (register 14 days prior to seminar date)
$1600.00 plus taxes
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$1700.00 plus taxes
Non-member - Early-bird (register 14 days prior to seminar date)
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Payroll Administration in Canada (PAIC)

Five-day Seminar

For certified members, this seminar counts toward 37.5 hours of continuing professional education. Click here to find a date and location in your area.

Take this intensive five-day seminar and gain a solid foundation in the basics of Canadian payroll. It is ideal for:

  • Companies moving into Canada from the U.S. and overseas that need a quick, comprehensive overview of key payroll topics
  • Staff new to the payroll function, and practitioners returning to the field who have been away from payroll for awhile
  • Accounting and other financial professionals with a functional responsibility for payroll

Canadian payroll basics

  • Employee/employer relationship, contract of service vs. contract for service
  • Government agencies
  • Setting up a new employee
  • Minimum wage, minimum age and hours of work legislation
  • Federal and provincial TD1 forms, Quebec TP1015.3-V form
  • Social insurance number

Remuneration and deductions

  • Definition of Earnings
  • Handling Allowances
  • Withholding requirements
  • Taxable benefits and allowances
  • Income tax sources and rules
  • Statutory, mandatory and voluntary deductions

Producing a pay

  • Gross earnings
  • Canada/Quebec Pension Plan contributions
  • Employment Insurance premiums
  • Federal and provincial income taxes
  • Employer portions of statutory deductions
  • Special payments: bonus payments, retroactive payments, vacation pay, tips, commissions, garnishments

Workers' Compensation

  • Earnings subject to assessment
  • Maximum assessable earnings
  • Penalties

Employment and labour standards

  • Statutory holidays
  • Pregnancy, maternity and parental leaves
  • Sick leave
  • Vacation and vacation pay
  • Records retention


  • Notice requirements
  • Pay in lieu of notice and severance pay
  • Payment on death of an employee
  • Payment on termination
  • Completing the Record of Employment (ROE)


  • Required forms, guides and supplies
  • Filing procedures and deadlines
  • Avoiding the PIER Report

Pensions, PAs and PARs

  • Differentiating pension types
  • Calculating and reporting
  • Your obligations

Government remittances

  • CRA, RQ and health taxes: how to remit
  • Remittance deadlines
  • Reporting and compliance issues