Payroll Fundamentals 1 FIN 9016

Online Option

Our Payroll Fundamentals 1 course teaches you how to apply payroll legislation and calculate all components of individual pay (from remuneration, through deductions, to net pay) for both regular and irregular situations. Get the knowledge and skills you need to effectively communicate all aspects of the individual pay calculation process to both internal and external stakeholders. In addition, learn to accurately complete records of employment.

This course is equivalent to the Payroll Fundamentals 1 course offered by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) as part of the CPA Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification. For more information, visit the CPA website.


Course Delivery Method:

This is normally an in-class course but will be offered temporarily online via Blackboard Learn/Collaborate while college buildings are closed.

Course Policies:

In order for this course to be accepted by the CPA towards the PCP certification, you must register in and pay for this course at George Brown College and register with and pay a separate course fee to the CPA and you must achieve a passing grade of C (65%). Email to register with the CPA. You must register with the CPA and pay the applicable CPA fees no later than 10 business days before the course start date in order to ensure the timely delivery of printed course materials and access to online materials. The CPA will ship the printed course materials to your preferred mailing address and email an access code for the online materials to your preferred email address.


You must have completed our FIN 9015 Payroll Compliance Legislation course. (An approved equivalent is also acceptable.)

Hours and Fees





Course Sections

Delivery Method: Online

Contact Information


Business Department

Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.