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Benefits of Earning a Diploma in Accounting and Payroll Specialist
  • According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the Median Hourly Wage for Accounting and Payroll Specialist was $18.34.Whereas the Median Hourly Wage for all occupations was $23.00.
  • High Demand: From 2011-2020, job openings are expected to total 138,984. while only 145,971 job seekers will be available to fill these job openings.
  • 86% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81%. for all occupations.

Accounting and Payroll Administrator
Financial Aid & Scholarships Available
  • Government Student Loan.
  • RBC Royal Credit Line for Students.
  • There may be other forms of financial aid available to you. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for specific government grants and bursaries. Additionally, you may be eligible to receive funding through a government-sponsored agency such as HRSDC or WorkSafe.

Accounting and Payroll are much in demand in many business and are very valuable members too. The 45 – week Accounting and Payroll Specialist program prepares students for this career. The program emphasizes building a strong foundation in accounting principles (general), advanced accounting and business studies. It also teaches students the usage of specific software used for accounting in the industry.

Latest versions of Simply Accounting, QuickBooks Pro and AccPac are used for up-to-date training in accounting software. Training in office software like Word, Excel, Access and Outlook is also given. Students must complete certification courses from Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification of the Canadian Payroll Association for a good foundation and improved job prospects.

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