Payroll Administration in Canada

An intensive week-long program that provides   a comprehensive foundation in payroll. Learn about Canadian payroll basics,   remuneration and deductions, producing a pay, workers’ compensation,   employment and labour standards, terminations, year-end, pensions and pension   adjustments, and government remittances.

Examples, Exercises, and Quizzes Are All Included in this Intro Seminar

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

Your registration includes: seminar presentation, course reference manual and handouts, exercises with answers, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for all breaks.

Dress code is business casual. Please dress in layers to accommodate temperature fluctuations.

CANCELLATIONS OR SEMINAR TRANSFER: Requests must be received in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the seminar date. Please note a cancellation fee or transfer fee in the amount of $50 plus applicable taxes per day/per registrant for all sessions cancelled or transferred will apply. Cancellation or transfer requests received less than 5 business days prior to the seminar date are not eligible for transfer or refund.

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