Payroll

Payroll. Professional.

Work towards your Payroll Compliance Practioner (PCP) or Canadian Payroll Management (CPM) certification.

Admission Requirements

Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certificate

Enrolment in any of the following courses is open to students who have satisfied all program entrance requirements and any/all posted course prerequisites or equivalencies. Be advised: Students who do not meet the prerequisites will be required to withdraw. In such cases, CCE’s withdrawal/refund policies will apply.

Students who wish to enter the program must:

  • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent; or
  • Be a mature student as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar of McMaster University; or
  • Be deemed an exceptional case by the Centre for Continuing Education

Payroll Experience Prerequisite Application:  Effective January 2015, if you want to enroll in the PCP program, you must meet a payroll experience prerequisite. Requirements are as follows:

  • at least one year of weighted payroll experience obtained within five years before or five years after the start of the Payroll Compliance Legislation Course.
  • Go to http://www.payroll.ca/ and click on Certification to find the application.

*Laptop Requirement - Payroll Compliance Practitioner Courses
Students taking PAY 101, PAY 102 and PAY 103 will be required to bring a laptop or netbook computer for the mid-term and final exams. The computer should be able to connect to the internet either through WiFi or an ethernet connection (wired). Computers may use Windows XP (service pack 3), 7 or Vista or Mac OS. You will also need access to the internet to complete some homework assignments.

Have you already completed courses through the Canadian Payroll Association? Learn about transfer credits here. 

Canadian Payroll Management (CPM) Certificate

Enrolment in any of the following courses is open to students who have satisfied all program entrance requirements and any/all posted course prerequisites or equivalencies. Be advised: Students who do not meet the prerequisites will be required to withdraw. In such cases, CCE’s withdrawal/refund policies will apply.

Students who wish to enter the program must:

  • Be a certified Canadian Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP); and
  • 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; and
  • Meet the Canadian Payroll Association’s CPM Payroll Experience Prerequisite requirement; and
  • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent; or
  • Be a mature student as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar of McMaster University; or
  • Be deemed an exceptional case by the Centre for Continuing Education

NOTE:  Each CPM student must submit a Payroll Experience Prerequisite Application (PEPA) and receive approval from the Canadian Payroll Association prior to enrolling in the Introduction to Payroll Management course.

Have you already completed courses through the Canadian Payroll Association? Learn about transfer credits here.