Canadian Payroll Association

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) has been representing employers’ payroll interests since 1978, through its mission of Payroll Leadership through Advocacy and Education and its values of Community, Professionalism and Authoritative Knowledge. 

Professional payroll administration is mission-critical because of the magnitude of the remuneration by employers and the breadth of the legislative compliance requirements.

Canada's 1.5 million employers count on payroll professionals to annually pay $929 billion in wages, $310 billion in federal and provincial statutory remittances, and $180 billion in health and retirement benefits, all while complying with over 200 federal and provincial regulatory requirements. 

As the authoritative source of Canadian payroll knowledge, the CPA influences the operational, compliance and technology policies and processes of payroll service bureaus, software providers, hundreds of thousands of small, medium and large employers, as well as federal and provincial tax authorities. The CPA advocates on behalf of employers to federal and provincial governments, proactively influencing payroll-related legislation to enable all stakeholders to administer them in an efficient and effective manner. 

As the source of payroll education and advocacy, the CPA delivers certification, professional development programs, and products and services that enable payroll practitioners to enhance operations, meet new legislative requirements and utilize emerging technologies.

Locations:
Toronto, Ontario | http://www.payroll.ca/
Industries:
Labour/Trade Unions
Headcount:
50
Contact Information:
Alison Rutka
Communications Specialist 
Tel: 416-487-3380 x 125 
alison.rutka@payroll.ca

Latest

Apr 11, 2019, 17:42 ET Canadian Payroll Association Applauds Ontario Government's Commitment to Reduce Red Tape

TORONTO, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Payroll Association commends the Ontario Government for its commitment to working with the Canadian Payroll Association, as identified in today's...


Mar 06, 2019, 08:00 ET Risky Business: Canadian Businesses Blissfully Unaware of Payroll Audits and Associated Risks

TORONTO, March 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Too many employers are overlooking one of their primary business functions — payroll. And, to their peril, they are putting their business at significant risk. In 2018...


Feb 12, 2019, 09:00 ET Need a Source? On stories related to the pay and financial health of working Canadians

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Payroll is EVERYONE'S business. For working Canadians, the confidence that comes with knowing they will be paid accurately and on time is required for them pay the...


Nov 07, 2018, 08:00 ET Survey: Financial Stress Impacting Work Performance, Many Feel Uncomfortable Discussing Debt

Employers in Unique Position to Support Employee Financial Wellness TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - In support of Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2018) this November, the Canadian Payroll Association...


Oct 12, 2018, 08:00 ET CPP, Employment Standards Changes Among Primary Year-End Concerns

Canadian Payroll Association's Online and In-Class Seminars Focus on Key Year-End Payroll Issues TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - According to recent research by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), ...


Sep 05, 2018, 08:00 ET Survey Finds Quebecers Faring Best Nationally on Many Economic Indicators, But Take Longest to Pay Down Debt

Despite Some Positive Gains, Many Still at Risk in the Event of Changing Financial Circumstances MONTREAL, Sept. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Working Canadians seem to be making some progress towards improving...


Sep 05, 2018, 08:00 ET Survey Finds Albertans Have Strong Economic Confidence, but Remain Burdened by Debt

Increased Debt Load and Spending Putting Many Albertans at Risk in the Event of Changing Financial Circumstances CALGARY, Sept. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Working Canadians seem to be making some minor progress ...


Sep 05, 2018, 08:00 ET Survey Finds Atlantic Canadians Among Worst Nationally When it Comes to Economic Confidence, Living Pay Cheque to Pay Cheque

High Debt Load, Lack of Retirement Savings Puts Many Atlantic Workers at Risk in the Event of Changing Financial Circumstances HALIFAX, Sept. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Working Canadians seem to be making some...


Sep 05, 2018, 08:00 ET Survey Finds BC Employees Burdened by Debt, Not Saving Enough

BC Employees Show High Economic Confidence, But Many Live Pay Cheque to Pay Cheque, Put Themselves at Risk in the Event of Changing Financial Circumstances VANCOUVER, Sept. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Working...


Sep 05, 2018, 08:00 ET Survey Finds Ontarians Still Pessimistic About Economy, Remain Burdened by Debt

Despite Some Positive Gains, Many at Risk in the Event of Changing Financial Circumstances TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Working Canadians, and Ontarians, seem to be making some minor progress...


Sep 05, 2018, 08:00 ET Survey Finds Employed Canadians Failing to Take Advantage of Improved Financial Picture to Reduce Debt or Save More for Retirement

Many at Risk in the Event of Higher Interest Rates or an Economic Downturn TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Working Canadians seem to be making some minor progress towards improving their financial...


Aug 21, 2018, 09:00 ET Canada Revenue Agency Awarded Partner Award for its Support of Canadian Employers

CRA Commissioner Bob Hamilton Accepts the Canadian Payroll Association's Partner Award TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) presented its Partner Award to the Canada...


Apr 25, 2018, 09:00 ET Canadian Payroll Association Certification Celebrates Over a Decade of Success

Education Remains Foundation of Canadian Payroll Association Events TORONTO, April 25, 2018 /CNW/ - Over a decade ago, the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) redeveloped its foundational...


Feb 05, 2018, 09:30 ET Significant Changes to Provincial Employment and Labour Standards Legislation Important to Watch

Canadian Payroll Association Resources and Training the Best Way to Prepare for Changes Impacting Employers TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Employment and labour standards are changing constantly. And...


Jan 22, 2018, 09:00 ET Canadian Payroll Association Commends Government for E-T4 Efforts That Reduce Red Tape

Red Tape Awareness Week Highlights Government Wins and Opportunities TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - This week, January 22-26, 2018, the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) supports the ninth annual...


Nov 06, 2017, 09:00 ET Survey: Half of workers say financial stress impacts work performance

The Canadian Payroll Association Encourages Canadians to Take Charge of Finances by "Paying Yourself First" TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - In support of Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2017) this...


Oct 12, 2017, 09:00 ET In a Year of Change, Year-End Training More Critical Than Ever

Canadian Payroll Association Seminars Provide Crucial Year-End Guidance for Payroll, Accounting and HR TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - 2017 saw many legislative and regulatory changes affecting...


Sep 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Ontarians living pay cheque to pay cheque, Canadian Payroll Association's 2017 Survey finds

Ontario employees challenged by debt, not saving enough for retirement, pessimistic about local economy TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Even though there have been some signs of economic improvement...


Sep 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Atlantic Canadians faring worst nationally when it comes to debt, savings and retirement, Canadian Payroll Association's 2017 Survey finds

Many Atlantic employees living pay cheque to pay cheque, pessimistic about local economy HALIFAX, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Even though there have been some signs of economic improvement over the past...


Sep 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Quebecers faring the best in Canada when it comes to debt and retirement savings, but many still remain challenged financially

Canadian Payroll Association's 2017 Survey finds many Quebec employees still living pay cheque to pay cheque MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Even though there have been some signs of economic...


Sep 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Canadian Payroll Association's 2017 Survey finds spending and debt levels remain high, with about half of workers still living pay cheque to pay

Despite some economic gains, most employed Canadians continue to fall short of meeting their retirement savings goals TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Even though there have been some signs of economic ...


Sep 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Canadian Payroll Association's 2017 Survey finds B.C. employees challenged by debt, not saving for retirement

More B.C. Canadians living pay cheque to pay cheque, despite optimism about local economy VANCOUVER, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Even though there have been some signs of economic improvement over the past ...


Sep 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Canadian Payroll Association's 2017 Survey finds Albertans are burdened by debt, despite feeling hopeful about economy

Many Albertans living pay cheque to pay cheque, aware of economic uncertainty CALGARY, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Even though there have been some signs of economic improvement over the past year, most...


May 26, 2017, 09:00 ET Why the Record of Employment Needs to Be Administered Correctly

Canadian Payroll Association Seminar Focuses on Completing the Record of Employment and Administering Special Payments TORONTO, May 26, 2017 /CNW/ - The Record of Employment (ROE) is a mandatory form ...


Apr 21, 2017, 09:00 ET Payroll Education Reigns Supreme at the Canadian Payroll Association's Certification Celebrations

Certified Payroll Professionals and Alumni Toasted at Recognition Events and at National Conference and Trade Show TORONTO, April 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Celebrating education has always been a priority for ...