Accounting & Payroll Certificate Program –


Cohort 1 Recruitment Ended -For Cohort 2 April 2024, please wait for the new application side opening in Christmas.

Cohort 1 - October 23, 2023 – March 29, 2023 (23 weeks)

The Accounting and Payroll Administration program will provide a thorough working knowledge of fundamental accounting, bookkeeping and payroll procedures. The program provides the skills necessary to administer payroll and to maintain manual or computerized accounting records. This program is ideal for someone with some office administrative assistant or clerical experience who would like to move to a position in bookkeeping, accounting or payroll. It is also useful for someone who needs to manage the finances of their own business.

Admissions Requirements

Living in BC

not receiving duplicative financial supports from another provincially or federally funded labour market program, though may be receiving complementary, non- duplicative financial supports from other programs, such as WorkBC, that enable or enhance program participation;

Unemployed or Precariously Employed; and

individual who self-identifies as facing two or more of the following barriers to employment:

a. housing instability

b. recovering from addiction

c. mental health challenges

d. lack of recent and/or Canadian work experience

e. lack of basic employment skills

f. limited literacy, financial literacy, or digital literacy skills

g. limited English language skills

h. having less than a Grade 12 education

being a:

A. Visible Minority, Recent Immigrant, Refugee; or

B. Young Adult at Risk; or

C. Older Worker; or

D. Survivor of Violence and/or Abuse; or

E. Person with Disabilities.


Introduction to Computers

Office Procedures

Customer Service

Business Communications 1

Business Communications 2

Accounting Fundamentals 1

Accounting Fundamentals 2



Payroll Fundamentals

Excel 1

Excel 2

Success Strategies

Employment Strategies

Program Structure:

Orientation & Essential Skills – 1 week

Working Safely and Occupation Certifications – 1 week

Accounting & Payroll certificate training – 15 weeks

Practicum Preparation – 1 week

On-the-job practicum – 4 weeks

Job Search Follow up support – 1 week

Contact Details

Yuhan Yu

Tel: 604.324.7733

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