The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) offers the only payroll certifications in Canada.

Did you know that the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) has been representing employers’ payroll interests since 1978; Canada’s 1.5 million employers count on payroll professionals to annually pay $810 billion in wages, $250 billion in federal and provincial statutory remittances, and $90 billion in health and retirement benefits, as well as produce 25 million T4s, 9 million T4As, and 7 million RL-1s – all while complying with over 190 regulatory requirements. Professional certification at one or more levels is a prerequisite for employment and career advancement in payroll by an increasing number of employers.

Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification Program

The CPA’s PCP certification is the foundation for a career in payroll.  Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you get certified, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant.

Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) Certification Program

The CPM certification is a valuable credential providing the management skills needed by experienced PCP certification holders to advance their career in payroll management. New students must have at least two years of experience with responsibility for an organization’s payroll function (obtained in the past five years), including being accountable to management for the accuracy of employees’ pay and all government statutory remittances, or equivalent experience.

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CPA Course Registration Form

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Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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