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Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator

Diploma 45 weeks

Ready for a rewarding career in the world of business? In under a year of training at CDI College, you can gain the in-demand skills you need to start a new career in human resources and payroll.

In this program, delivered online and on campus, you'll learn fundamental human resources topics including employment law, organizational behaviour, training, compensation, and more. You'll also received hands-on training in Sage 50 software, bookkeeping, and current accounting and payroll practices.

Also as part of the program, you'll complete a 100-hour practicum placement that will give you valuable real-world experience. You'll graduate ready to start working as a human resources and payroll professional.


National Payroll Institute Designation


The National Payroll Institute’s PCP designation is the foundation for a successful career in payroll.  The PCP courses will help you gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you achieve the designation, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant.


The PCP designation requires three core payroll courses, an Introduction to Accounting course transfer credit and one year of weighted payroll work experience:


  1. Payroll Compliance Legislation
  2. Payroll Fundamentals 1 – Prerequisite: Payroll Compliance Legislation
  3. Payroll Fundamentals 2 – Prerequisites: Payroll Compliance Legislation and Payroll Fundamentals 1
  4. Introduction to Accounting - must be completed at a post-secondary institution
  5. PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (a minimum of one year weighted payroll work experience)


All PCP courses, including the Introduction to Accounting transfer credit course, require a passing grade of 65%.


For more information visit, or email the Professional Certification Department at

Campus Availability

This program is approved to be offered at the following campuses. Please contact the campus of your choosing for program availability.

  • Calgary City Centre
  • Calgary North
  • Edmonton City Centre
  • Edmonton West

CDI College opened a lot of doors for me. Now, I’m graduating and I can only imagine what I can do now.  My diploma is opening doors for me.

Alexandra D.
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