Payroll and Accounting

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Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

Program Highlights

The Payroll and Accounting program prepares students to work in the finance and payroll departments of business establishments. National Payroll Institute (formerly The Canadian Payroll Association) courses included in this program apply towards the CPA’s academics requirements for Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification.

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Career Opportunities

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


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
    Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Business Skills
    Business Math
  • Accounting
    Payroll Compliance Legislation, Payroll Fundamentals Levels 1 and 2, and Sage 50 Premium Accounting
  • Office Skills
    Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2
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  • Anticipated salary:

    C$39,588 – C$61,922 (Information from PayScale Canada)

  • Program Duration:

    20 Weeks

  • Program Notes:

    Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.

  • Program Category:

    Accounting and Payroll

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