This course can be applied toward a program:

Online: Cohort-Based

This course introducesyou to fundamental knowledge and skills behind administering payroll for small- and medium-sized businesses. Topics include payroll compliance legislation, employee pay and benefits, payroll remittances as well as accounting documentation for payroll and reconciliations. You’ll learn to process payroll using QuickBooks Online and how to communicate payroll to internal, external and government stakeholders.  

Note: This a cohort-based online course. You can complete the course at a time and place of your choosing. However, be mindful of weekly deadlines and expect to commit 4-5 hours a week. There will be an optional one-hour live Q&A session with an instructor each week.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply federal and provincial payroll rules and regulations
  • Process employee pay and benefits
  • Process payroll remittances
  • Prepare accounting documentation, including T4, T4 summary and ROEs
  • Communicate payroll to different stakeholders


Module 1: Delving into Payroll Administration

Module 2: Setting Up Payroll System

Module 3: Processing Benefits and Deductibles

Module 4: Processing Remittances and Filing Payroll Taxes and Workers Compensation

Module 5: Generating Year-end Reports for Payroll and Performing Reconciliations 


Evaluation Method



Required Materials

  • You will get free access to a one-year license for QuickBooks Online software (instructions will be provided).
  • You will need a computer with microphone and webcam to attend Q&A sessions.
  • High-speed internet (at least 25 Mbps download speed) – click here for more information


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Course Reference Number (CRN) 93050

Instructor Melina Rousselle