Canadian Payroll Administration

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Program Overview

The main objective of Canadian Payroll Administration course is to provide a basic understanding of the Canadian payroll system. This course provides an overview of the requirements for processing payroll calculations, and disbursing the payroll to employees, government agencies, and other parties, in compliance with Canadian laws, regulations, and contractual arrangements.

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Gain necessary knowledge & skills aligned with Canadian payroll laws. Explore avenues like Payroll Practitioner & Accounting Clerk.

Job Opportunities

  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Payroll Practitioner


Earn up to $35.00* per hour as a Payroll Clerk.
All wages taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more) and Proof of English Language Proficiency.

For English Language Domestic Students need to have Grade 10 English or Successful Completion of English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by College Authorities.

International Students will need to submit a proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:

  • IELTS 5.5 Bands or More
  • CLB Score of 6 or more
  • PTE Academic 50 or more
  • Any other English language assessment test with equivalent score
  • Successful Completion of English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by College Authorities
  • Successful Completion of 24 week ESL Program at Western Community College

Program Duration

80 hours

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Canadian Payroll 8
2. Labour Standards in Canada 8
3. Calculations of gross earnings, pensionable, insurable, taxable earning 8
4. Non- Statutory deductions and remittance and calculation of net pay 8
5. Employer payroll taxation and premiums 8
6. Accounting for payroll 8
7. Payroll information system 8
8. Payroll remittances 8
9. Termination of employment 8
10. Year end reporting 8
Total Duration 80 


Fee Structure

Registration Fee $ 100
Tuition Fee $ 450
Total $550

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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