Accounting and Payroll Diploma

The Payroll and Accounting program prepares students to work in the finance and payroll departments of business establishments. The Canadian Payroll Association’s (CPA) courses included in this program apply towards the CPA’s academics requirements for Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification.

Program Overview

  • Program Type: Diploma Program
  • Anticipated salary: C$39,588 – C$61,922 (Information from PayScale Canada)
  • Program Duration: 36 Weeks
  • Program Notes: Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
  • Program Category: Accounting Program

Program Syllabus: Click to Download

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status.
  • Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions.
  • An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program.
  • Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

Career Opportunities

Successful candidates can pursue careers in the financial sector, especially payroll, benefits, insurance, claims, and mortgage. Upward mobility in these vocations is possible with experience, motivation, dedication, and a positive attitude. Some examples of opportunities include:

  • Payroll administrator
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts analyst
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • and more!

With so many valuable skills learned, you’ll feel confident making the transition from student to working professional.


Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Operating Systems: Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Word Processing: Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheets: Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Business Skills: Business Math
  • Accounting: Payroll Compliance Legislation, Payroll Fundamentals Levels 1 and 2, and Sage 50 Premium Accounting
  • Office Skills: Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2

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Financial Aid

Student loans are available, to qualified applicants, at both the provincial and Federal level in order to assist with the cost of tuition, school supplies, living expenses and transportation. Options for assistance that may be available to you include:

Please click here to see the detailed information on Financial aid.

Contact Us

Contact Academy of Learning College Mississauga Campus today for more information and find out if a career as an Immigration Consultant is right for you. With financial assistance options for everyone, there’s no reason to put it off any longer! If you know anyone who suits this program, please refer him/her to us then you can benefit from our Referral Program as well.

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