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.
Career OpportunitiesSuccessful 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.
Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Basic Bookkeeping Level 1 and a basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
Sage 50 Premium Accounting, Payroll Compliance Legislation, and Payroll Fundamentals 1 and 2
Job Search and Résumé Writing
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.