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Payroll Administration in Quebec

An introductory course designed to give you a solid foundation in the basics of payroll in Quebec.

It is intended for:

  • Practitioners within or outside of Quebec who are responsible for Quebec payrolls;
  • Accounting and other professionals with a functional responsibility for Quebec payrolls; and
  • Suppliers providing payroll services to corporate customers with Quebec payrolls.

How to access your session:
You will be sent the information on how to access your online seminar three business days before the live event. If you do not receive the login information three days before the seminar, check your email SPAM folder. If it's not there, please contact membership@payroll.ca as soon


Sound for this online session is streamed directly through your computer or electronic device. Participants will be provided with a dial-in number.

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  • Introduction to Provincial Agencies
    • Revenu Québec
    • La commission des normes du travail (CNT - Quebec Employment Standards)
    • Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST - workplace health and safety and workers' compensation)
    • Workforce Skills Development and Recognition Fund (WSDRF)
  • Introduction to the Act respecting Labour Standards
    • Minimum wage and hours of work
    • Statutory holidays including overtime calculation for statutory holiday
    • National Holiday Act
    • Vacation pay legislation
    • Legislative leaves
    • Terminations
    • Record retention
  • Remuneration
    • Salary and wages
    • Taxable benefits and allowances (including the differences between Quebec and the federal income tax requirement)
  • Statutory Deductions
    • Quebec Pension Plan (QPP)
    • Quebec Parental Insurance Premium (QPIP)
    • Provincial income tax
  • Legal Deductions
    • Garnishments
    • Family support
    • Union dues
  • Producing a Regular Pay
    • Calculating net pay
  • Handling Special Payments
    • Commissions and bonuses
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Lump sum payments
  • CSST – Managing Workers’ Compensation
    • How to complete the forms required by CSST including:
      • Statement of wages
      • Employer’s notice and reimbursement claim
      • Preventative withdrawal and re-assignment for a pregnant worker
  • Workforce Skills Development and Recognition Fund (WSDRF)
    • Legislative background
    • Satisfying your employer obligations
    • Qualifying training expenditures
  • Year-end Requirements
    • Completing the RL-1 slip and summary
    • Quebec Health Services Fund (QHSF) contributions
    • Commission des normes du travail (CNT) calculations
    • Calculating the 1% (WSDRF) training contribution

Please note that after registering online for this event, you will receive an email confirmation that confirms your registration. Confirmation emails are sent approximately within 2 business days after the registration has been processed.

Three business days before the live event, you will be sent the link to access the online PD seminar on the scheduled day.

Also, detailed instructions on accessing the online PD seminar will be emailed to you the day before the event.

Cancellations or Transfers: requests must be received in writing at least four (4) business days prior to the online seminar date. Please note a cancellation fee or transfer fee in the amount of $50 plus applicable taxes will be applied. Cancellation or transfer requests received after the login information has been provided are not eligible for a transfer or refund.

LENGTH: 15 Hours

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