Legislative Update: Year-end and New Year

Designed for seasoned payroll professionals with a strong understanding of the year-end process, this half-day overview focuses on the large amount of new legislative changes impacting year-end and payroll operations.

This year, unlike any, COVID-19 brought about several federal and jurisdictional measures that impact payroll such as:

  • Employer financial aid programs
    • CEWS
    • Work-sharing programs
    • TWSE
  • Workers’ Compensation deferral programs
  • Employee Programs such as CERB and Pandemic Pay
  • Job protected leaves and Temporary Layoff measures
  • Labour and Employment Standards Changes; and
  • New Codes for the T4 plus many more

Join us as our experienced roster of instructors help you navigate through the year-end reporting race and get a head start on the New Year requirements. With sessions running in the morning, afternoon, evening, and weekends you have your choice of a time that is convenient for you.

We have limited the number of enrollments in each online session so attendees have ample opportunity to ask questions.


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Federal Legislative Updates from Canada Revenue Agency and Service Canada

  • CPP rates
  • CPP enhancement
  • EI rates
  • EI reduced rates
  • BPA and 2020/2021 TD1 forms
  • Pension limits and PA values
  • COVID-19
    • CERB
    • CESB
    • 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy
      • Balancing T4s to remittances and reconciling 10% subsidy
    • CEWS
      • New T4 reporting of CEWS benefits
    • CRA garnishments temporary suspension
    • $500 tax exempt reimbursement for computer equipment for telework
    • T2200 – temporary work from home
  • Taxable benefit update
    • Mileage reimbursement rates
    • Prescribed rate for loans
  • Record of Employment (ROE)
    • Benefits of electronic ROEs
    • What is an interruption of earnings
    • Codes to use for COVID-19 interruptions
    • ROE and application for CERB
    • New ROE period when retroactively reinstating for CEWS
    • When are amended ROEs required

Jurisdictional Updates

  • Minimum wages
  • Temporary pandemic pay and bonuses for essential workers
  • Provincial income tax changes
    • British Columbia increase
    • Yukon increase
  • Employment Standards
    • New legislative emergency leaves
    • Temporary layoff provisions – allowed – interaction with new emergency leave
    • Proposed national sick leave
  • Workers’ Compensation
    • Premium deferrals
    • 2020/2021 maximums
    • Canadian Payroll Association assessable earnings chart
  • Health taxes
    • Deferrals or temporary increases to exemptions

What’s New in Quebec

  • QPP rates
  • QPP enhancement
  • EI rate in Quebec
  • QPIP rates
  • HSF rates
  • COVID-19
    • Pandemic pay for essential workers
    • PIRTE and interaction with CERB
    • HSF credit for furloughed employees paid under CEWS
    • Certain Revenu Quebec garnishments temporary suspension
    • $500 exemption for essential equipment for teleworkers
    • TP.64-3 temporary work from home
  • Changes to maternity and parental leave and adjustment to benefits

Please note that after registering online for this event, you will receive an email confirmation that confirms your registration. Confirmation emails are sent approximately within 2 business days after the registration has been processed.

Three business days before the live event, you will be sent the link to access the online PD seminar on the scheduled day.

Also, detailed instructions on accessing the online PD seminar will be emailed to you on the morning of the event.

Cancellations or Transfers: requests must be received in writing at least four (4) business days prior to the online seminar date. Please note a cancellation fee or transfer fee in the amount of $50 plus applicable taxes will be applied. Cancellation or transfer requests received after the login information has been provided are not eligible for a transfer or refund.


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