This course can be applied toward a program:

Online: Self-Paced

This course introduces you to the 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.  

Average commitment per module: 4-5 hours. Total course commitment: 20+ hours.

When to Register

If you’re registering for the Spring 2023 term (January - April), the registration period is:

  • January 9 to 29

You’ll be able to access the online classroom one to two business days after you register. Once you enrol in the online classroom, you’ll have 90 days to complete the course. During these 90 days, you’ll have access to all courses materials as well as the mentor.

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 a 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

  • Free access to a one-year license for QuickBooks Online software, including a 30-day trial for payroll (instructions will be provided). Access to the software is subject to Intuit policy.
  • Windows or Mac computer (desktop or laptop)
  • High-speed internet (at least 25 Mbps download speed) – Find out your internet connectivity speed.

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604 984 4901


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