Payroll Compliance Legislation
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2020
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Payroll Compliance Practitione
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20200519_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course is offered in a classroom version only. Students taking this course must register with the Canadian Payroll Association as well as Sheridan in order to receive access to textbooks, exams and online course materials.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Learn about the payroll compliance responsibilities that affect organizations. Also develop knowledge to comprehend payroll legislation, and to effectively communicate these to all stakeholders. This course provides students with the payroll-related legislation affecting organizations as well as the tools to find information and apply that information to different scenarios in relation to individual pay.

Program Context

Payroll Compliance Practitione Program Coordinator(s): N/A
The Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification will give you a solid foundation in payroll. You will gain the compliance knowledge needed to process an organization's annual payroll cycle, effectively communicate payroll information and fully understand how accounting relates to payroll.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
This course provides students with the payroll-related legislation affecting organizations as well as the tools to find information and apply that information to different scenarios in relation to individual pay.
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Accurately describe Payroll's objectives and stakeholders in detail.
  2. Identify the different types of employee/employer relationships.
  3. Apply Federal and provincial legislation to payroll including: Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, Income Tax, Employment Standards Legislation, Workers' Compensation Acts, Quebec-Specific Legislation.
  4. Communicate the payroll compliance requirements to various stakeholders.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Mid-Term Exam30.0%
 Final Exam50.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Communication The communication mark is assigned by your instructor based on your Discussion Board postings 5% and two written assignments 7.5% each. Exams The midterm and final exams must be written in class under the supervision of your instructor. If you are unsure of the examination dates, please login to the online program and look at the main Menu. The exam dates will be posted under each exam link. Minimum Pass Requirement Students must achieve a minimum of 65% on the final exam and a 65% overall in order to pass the course.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Information Management
  • Numeracy

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: Multiple Professors
OptionalOtherCourse Materials are ordered directly through the Canadian Payroll Association. Please visit payroll.ca, Certification, Certification Forms, PCP Classroom General Part-time and complete/submit the application form.

Applicable student group(s): Continuing and Professional Studies Students completing the Payroll Compliance Practitioner Program
Course Details:
Week #Topics CoveredIn-Class ActivitiesHomework
Week 1Chapter 1, Payroll and its Compliance EnvironmentRead Chapters 1&2, Post on Discussion Board
Week 2Chapter 2, Federal LegislationRead Chapter 3, Post on Discussion Board
Week 3Chapter 3, CPP and EIRead Chapter 4, Post on Discussion Board, Complete Assignment 1
Week 4Chapter 4, Income TaxAssignment 1 DueRead Chapter 5, Post on Discussion Board
Week 5Chapter 5, Labour Standards- Employment StandardsComplete Reading Chapter 5
Week 6Chapter 5, Labour Standards- Employment Standards Cont'dRead Chapter 6, Prepare for Midterm Exam
Week 7Chapter 6, Labour Standards- Collective AgreementsMidterm Exam - Chapters 1-4Complete Reading Chapter 6, Post on Discussion Board
Week 8Chapter 6, Labour Standards- Collective Agreements Cont'dRead Chapter 7, Post on Discussion Board
Week 9Chapter 7, Provincial & Territorial Legislation Outside QuebecRead Chapter 8, Post on Discussion Board
Week 10Chapter 8, Quebec LegislationComplete Reading Chapter 8, Complete Assignment 2
Week 11Chapter 8, Quebec Legislation Cont'dAssignment 2 DueRead Chapter 9, Post on Discussion Board
Week 12Chapter 9, Workers' CompensationPost on Discussion Board
Week 13Government & External Shareholders MatrixReview for Final ExamPrepare for Final Exam
Week 14Final ExamFinal Exam - Chapters 1-9

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