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24-Week Payroll Clerk Training Program in BC

Payroll Clerks are responsible for all tasks relating to payroll processing, such as collecting employees’ timesheets and payroll data, calculating wages, issuing statements, detailing earnings, and preparing paychecks. Enrolling in payroll clerk courses or a comprehensive payroll course is highly beneficial to excel in this role.

Start your career in payroll administration today by gaining the essential skills through our payroll clerk certification program. We offer both in-person and payroll clerk courses online, providing flexibility to suit your learning style and schedule. Our payroll clerk training is designed to cover crucial aspects of payroll processing, including using the latest payroll software, understanding current legislation, and effective payroll management practices.

Become A Qualified Payroll Clerk

Our Payroll Clerk certificate program is designed to equip you with essential skills in bookkeeping, software, and clerical tasks, which are essential for a career in the financial sector. The program focuses on practical, industry-relevant skills, preparing you for entry-level employment opportunities. With time, motivation, and dedication, these foundational skills can serve as a stepping stone to higher positions in the field. The program’s curriculum includes training in computer payroll time reporting and processing, vital for effective payroll management. Additionally, the program covers basic computer knowledge and data entry skills, both crucial in modern financial work environments. 

Our program includes courses endorsed by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), specifically designed to meet the requirements for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification.  Delivered through our innovative Integrated Learning System™ (ILS), the program ensures that students learn the necessary theoretical aspects and gain practical, hands-on experience. This approach is tailored to build skills directly applicable in the workplace.

AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
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Program Outcomes

Our payroll clerk online courses will prepare you to:

  • Collect and summarize timekeeping information, obtain overtime approval, and calculate commissions
  • Print and issue paychecks and arrange electronic payroll deposits
  • Update payroll records and perform basic bookkeeping duties when needed
  • Provide payroll-related information to employees
Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you may find yourself working as a/an:

  • Payroll Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Benefits Officer
  • And more!
Economic Outlook

The economic outlook for payroll clerks and other related accounting clerks in B.C. will grow steadily in the next decade. With almost 70% of new jobs created to replace retiring workers, the opportunity to transition into intermediate and supervisory positions is very strong.

Program Outline

Operating Systems
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Word Processing
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Office Skills
Basic Bookkeeping Level 1 and a basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
Sage 50 Premium Accounting, Payroll Compliance Legislation, and Payroll Fundamentals 1 and 2
Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing


24 Weeks

Expected Wage Range

$31,077 - $88,177*
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