Payroll Supervisor - Saskatchewan

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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 instruction. 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. Part-time students may set their own schedules to a minimum of two training sessions per week. These times may be scheduled during the day, evenings, or on weekends.

Program Highlights

Anyone planning to enter the payroll field must have good computer skills and be familiar with automated payroll systems. This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide supervision in the payroll department. The student will become familiar with basic payroll practices and procedures, as well as the more complex aspects of payroll. This prepares the student to apply to the National Payroll Institute (formerly The Canadian Payroll Association) for both Payroll Administrator and Payroll Supervisor certification. In addition to accounting and payroll expertise, students gain skills and experience in business correspondence, office procedures, management fundamentals, and performing a job search.

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Career Opportunities

Payroll supervisors are employed by banks and other financial institutions, insurance companies, and other establishments throughout the private and public sectors. Careers that correspond with the skills learned in this program include:

  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Bookkeeping Supervisor


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


Semester 1

  • Keyboarding
    Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
  • Operating Systems
    Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Word Processing
    Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheets
    Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Database Management
    Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
  • Office Skills
    Internet Fundamentals, Office Procedures Levels 1 and 2, and Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2
  • Job Readiness/Employability Skills
    Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
  • Accounting
    QuickBooks Premier, Sage 50 Premium Accounting, Payroll Compliance Legislation, and Payroll Fundamentals 1
  • Simulations and Drills
    Business & Office Accounting Clerk Practical Simulation


Semester 2

  • Office Skills
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
  • Business Skills
    Human Resource Management, Business Supervisory Skills
  • Job Readiness/Employability Skills
    Employment Success Strategies and Job Search and Resume Writing
  • Simulations and Drills
    Practical Applications 1 Unit
  • Accounting
    Payroll Fundamentals 2
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  • Anticipated salary:

    C$49,221 – C$85,169 (Information from PayScale Canada)

  • Program Duration:

    46 Weeks

  • Program Notes:

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

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