Payroll Administration in Quebec

An introductory course designed to give you a solid foundation in the basics of payroll in Quebec.

Designed to give you a solid foundation in the basics of payroll in Quebec. It is intended for:

  • Practitioners within or outside of Quebec who are responsible for Quebec payrolls;
  • Accounting and other professionals with a functional responsibility for Quebec payrolls; and
  • Suppliers providing payroll services to corporate customers with Quebec payrolls.

The curriculum covers:

  • Introduction to Provincial Agencies
    • Revenu Québec
    • La commission des normes du travail (CNT - Quebec Employment Standards)
    • Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST - workplace health and safety and workers' compensation)
    • Workforce Skills Development and Recognition Fund (WSDRF)
  • Introduction to the Act respecting Labour Standards
    • Minimum wage and hours of work
    • Statutory holidays including overtime calculation for statutory holiday
    • National Holiday Act
    • Vacation pay legislation
    • Legislative leaves
    • Terminations
    • Record retention
  • Remuneration
    • Salary and wages
    • Taxable benefits and allowances (including the differences between Quebec and the federal income tax requirement)
  • Statutory Deductions
    • Quebec Pension Plan (QPP)
    • Quebec Parental Insurance Premium (QPIP)
    • Provincial income tax
  • Legal Deductions
    • Garnishments
    • Family support
    • Union dues
  • Producing a Regular Pay
    • Calculating net pay
  • Handling Special Payments
    • Commissions and bonuses
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Lump sum payments
  • CSST – Managing Workers’ Compensation
    • How to complete the forms required by CSST including:
      • Statement of wages
      • Employer’s notice and reimbursement claim
      • Preventative withdrawal and re-assignment for a pregnant worker
  • Workforce Skills Development and Recognition Fund (WSDRF)
    • Legislative background
    • Satisfying your employer obligations
    • Qualifying training expenditures
  • Year-end Requirements
    • Completing the RL-1 slip and summary
    • Quebec Health Services Fund (QHSF) contributions
    • Commission des normes du travail (CNT) calculations
    • Calculating the 1% (WSDRF) training contribution

Your registration includes: seminar presentation, course reference manual and handouts, exercises with answers, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for all breaks.

Dress code is business casual. Please dress in layers to accommodate temperature fluctuations.

CANCELLATIONS OR SEMINAR TRANSFER: Requests must be received in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the seminar date. Please note a cancellation fee or transfer fee in the amount of $50 plus applicable taxes per day/per registrant for all sessions cancelled or transferred will apply. Cancellation or transfer requests received less than 5 business days prior to the seminar date are not eligible for transfer or refund.

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