In 2020, it’s time to get back in touch with the Nature of Payroll at the Canadian Payroll Association 38th Annual Conference & Trade Show in majestic Whistler, British Columbia.

Set against soaring mountain tops and turquoise tinged glacial lakes, the 2020 Conference provides a natural combination of professional networking and professional development. In fact, attendees can choose from over 50 different education sessions, hear from inspiring keynotes, and visit Canada’s only trade show dedicated to Payroll!


Who should attend?

  • New and experienced Payroll, HR and IT professionals
  • Bookkeeping, Finance and Accounting professionals overseeing payroll
  • Consultants, trainers, business owners and other individuals who are responsible for payroll

Download the sample request letter to ask your employer for support to attend conference.



Description “Early Early Bird” Registration
( Nov. 4, 2019 – Nov 30, 2019)
Early Bird Registration
(December 1, 2019 – April 6th 2020)
Regular Registration
(April 7th – June 8th, 2020)
On Site Registration
(as of June 9th, 2020)
1st registrant (CPA Member)
Full Conference Package $1,295 $1,495 $1,595 $1,695
One-Day Pass (Thursday, June 18th) N/A $950 $1,050 $1,100
One-Day Pass (Friday, June 19th) N/A $790 $890 $990
Additional Registrant (CPA Organization Members Only)
Full Conference Package $1,295 $1,395 $1,495 $1,595
Full Conference Package N/A $1,695 $1,795 $1,895
One-Day Pass (Thursday, June 18th) N/A $1,050 $1,150 $1,250
One-Day Pass (Friday, June 19th) N/A $840 $940 $1,040

Education sessions will be posted for selection in January 2020. All EARLY EARLY Bird registrants will be notified by email once available. 

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must  be received in writing. Cancellations received by April 17, 2020 are subject to a $200 (plus applicable taxes) cancellation fee. Cancellations received between April 17, 2020, and May 18, 2020 are subject to a 50% cancellation fee (plus GST) on the total registration fee. No refunds will be granted after May 18, 2020. The CPA reserves the right to change or substitute program dates or content without further notice and assumes no liability for these changes.

Download the sample request letter to ask your employer for support to attend conference.


Full Conference registration includes:

  • Three engaging keynote sessions
  • Choice of 7 education sessions tracks featuring 56 topics (Thursday, June 18th and Friday, June 19th) – To be posted for selection, January 2020.
  • CPA Education Awards Lunch
  • Dinner & Fun Night Entertainment
  • Admission to the largest payroll Trade Show in Canada and lunch on the trade show floor (Wednesday, June 17th)
  • Annual General Meeting and breakfast
  • Online access to all the education session handouts
  • Logo’d conference bag and water bottle
  • Early Risers’ Club



Take some extra time to enjoy the beauty of Whistler by booking a pre or post-conference tour. There are many adventures to choose from and Canadian Wilderness Adventures is here to assist you in selecting your ideal experience. The CPA has made arrangements for conference delegates to enjoy a 15% discount off activities by using the promo code CPA2020. Please note, all events are at your own expense and risk.

Choose from a large selection of offerings, including:

ATV, off-road buggy, Jeep 4×4, canoe, electric mountain bike, the famous Crystal Hut Salmon Bake and forest bathing.

Click here to begin your adventure.