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Accounting & PayRoll

Accounting and Payroll Administrators can work as Accounts Payable Clerks, Accounting Clerks, Tax Clerks in Financial Accounting, Payroll Clerks or Officers, Bank Tellers, and Bookkeeping Clerks in various industries and companies.


Students will be equipped with a basic understanding of office procedures, including QuickBooks computerized accounting and other financial accounting and payroll-related works. As per the National Occupational Classification source, Payroll Administrators collect, verify and process payroll and accounts information and determine employee pay and benefit entitlements within the department, company, or other establishments. Payroll administration companies and establishments employ them throughout the private and public sectors.


While accounting and related clerks calculate, prepare, and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets, and other financial records according to established procedures. They are employed throughout the private and public business sectors and industry.


Career Opportunities 

• Benefits officer-payroll administration


• Pay advisor


• Pay and benefits administrators


• Pay and benefits clerk


• Pay clerk


• Payroll clerks


• Payroll officers


• Salary administration officer


The Accounting and Payroll Administrator Diploma Program is a full-time 54-week duration or equivalent to 2 years with a total number of 1200 hours. This includes field experience and Practicum or on-the-job training of 200 hours in various accounting firms/settings, both in private and public neighbourhoods or workplaces.

Standard Admissions

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria

• Alberta high school diploma, verified by transcript, with 50% or better in Grade 12 English and a Grade 12 Mathematics or non-Alberta equivalent OR

• Successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) with a standard score of 450 or better in English and Mathematics

• Successful test result on Wonderlic Exam

• Successful interview with the Admission Adviser.

• C.P.R. & First Aid certificates.

Mature Admissions

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria

• Be at least 18 years of age before admission

• Successful test result on Wonderlic Exam

• Alberta high school diploma with 50% or better in Grade 10 English and in Grade 10 Mathematics OR


• Non-Alberta equivalent

• Successful interview with the Admission Adviser

• C.P.R. & First Aid certificates



• Current Police Information Check (P.I.C.) with a Vulnerable Sector Search

• Complete Immunization Record

English Proficiency- if the first language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency requirements for more details or must present one of the following:


- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)- Academic with a minimum overall band score of 6.0 (

- Canadian Language Benchmark with a score of not less than 7.

- CELPIP general assessment at C.L.B. Level 7 must be achieved in all areas.


Many of the students require financial assistance. Our team in the finance section will help you realize and discuss funding options such as Student Aid or visit RESP, personal loan/line of credit.


Make sure to get in touch with our Student Financial Clerk/Advisor for more information on your tuition fee funding options.

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