Duration:17 Weeks

Class Schedule:Mon - Fri

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Our Payroll Administrator certificate program uses the most up-to-date and relevant course content to give graduates the skills that will put them in an administrative position. Our students become familiar with related computer software programs and automated payroll systems. In addition to accounting and payroll expertise, students gain skills and experience in word processing, spreadsheet applications and telephone communication skills. Students are also eligible to apply to the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification.

Contact Academy of Learning College Bay & Queen Campus for more information. One of our helpful career consultants will happily discuss your education and financial assistance options with you. A new direction starts today! With classes starting every week, you can get started on a whole new career path sooner than you thought possible!


Payroll Administrators collect, verify and process payroll information and determine pay and benefit entitlements for employees within a department, company or other establishment. Their duties may include:

  • Maintaining records of employee attendance, leave and overtime to calculate pay and benefit entitlements, in Canadian and other currencies, using manual or computerized systems.
  • Preparing and verifying statements of earnings for employees, indicating gross and net salaries and deductions such as taxes, union dues, garnishees and insurance and pension plans.
  • Preparing employee payments and benefit payments by cheque or electronic transfer
  • Preparing Record of Employment forms
  • Completing, verifying, and processing forms and documentation for administration of benefits.
  • Preparing T4 statements and other statements.
  • Providing information to employees on payroll matters, benefit plans and collective agreement provisions.
  • Compiling statistical reports, statements and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts.
  • Preparing and balancing period-end reports and reconciling issued payrolls to bank statements.
  • Operating computing, calculating and other office equipment.
  • Applying payroll legislation.

Contact us today and learn more about our Payroll Administrator certificate program. In just 17 weeks, you could have all the skills and training needed to start a new career with confidence!


A Payroll Administrator certificate from Academy of Learning College Bay & Queen Campus will let employers know that you have the skill and experience they’re looking for. Some of the personal attributes employers also look for include:

  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Ability to give direction
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Provide confidentiality for employee information
  • Proficiency with computers and payroll-related software applications
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Analytical skills


Payroll Administrators are employed by payroll administration companies and by other establishments throughout the private and public sectors. Careers that correspond with the skills learned in this program include:

  • Benefits Officer
  • Pay Advisor/Clerk
  • Pay and Benefits Administrator/Clerk
  • Payroll Officer/Clerk
  • Salary Administration Clerk

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In just 17 Weeks, you can have your Payroll Administrator certificate and jump into a whole new career! Why wait a moment longer? Contact Academy of Learning College Bay & Queen Campus today! We’ll go over our admissions procedures with you and show you the many financial assistance options that can get you in a classroom sooner than you thought possible.