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Payroll Clerk

Payroll Specialist

Program Info:

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent graduate or Mature Student status (19 years of age or over with at least one year out of high school). Mature Students must successfully complete an admissions test to properly assess their personal strengths and weaknesses. Good command of the English language, and be able to work with an individualized learning system, particularly the Integrated Learning™ System, or online learning as applicable, and to follow instructions.

Program Highlights

The Payroll Clerk program provides students with the skills necessary to perform basic payroll administrative responsibilities with some understanding of payroll regulations and legislation. The Canadian Payroll Association’s (CPA) courses covered in this program apply towards the CPA’s Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification.


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Career Opportunities

Successful candidates can pursue careers in the financial sector, specially payroll, benefits, insurance, claims, and mortgage. Upward mobility in these vocations is possible with experience, motivation, dedication, and a positive attitude.

Core Courses

Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Operating Systems
    Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Word Processing
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheets
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Office Skills
    Basic Bookkeeping Level 1 and a basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
  • Accounting
    Sage 50 Premium Accounting, Payroll Compliance Legislation, and Payroll Fundamentals 1 and 2
  • Employability Skills
    Job Search and Résumé Writing
  • Program Type:Certificate
  • Anticipated salary:C$31,077 - C$55,177
  • (Information from PayScale Canada)
  • Program Duration:24 Weeks
  • Program Notes:Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
  • Program Category:Accounting
  • Program Syllabus:Click to Download
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