Approved Activities List

The following list details all approved activities that can be used to accumulate Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours.

CPE hours are assigned to a category: Communication/Instruction, Community/Leadership, Continuous Learning, and Work Projects/Initiatives.

Category

Description

CPE Eligible Hours 

Communication/Instruction

Write an article that is published in the Canadian Payroll Association's DIALOGUE or other trade publications

Based on hours contributed

Communication/Instruction

Listen to related Podcast topics, such as payroll, accounting, HR; or soft-skill related such as organizational capacity building, and strategic planning.

Based on hours participated

Communication/Instruction

Participating in communication and leadership development activities such as Toastmasters Club

Based on hours contributed

Communication/Instruction

Reading a Professional Magazine such as Dialogue Magazine, Canadian HR Reporter

Maximum of 2 hours per year

Communication/Instruction

Applied reading of Payroll Best Practice Guidelines and use of the tools and knowledge assessments therein, CPA's Vacation and Privacy publications Q and A's, other CPA compliance supporting resources such as e-SourceTM

Maximum of 7 hours per year
(this is a new category recognizing that compliance applied knowledge resources are a more relevant source of CPE for payroll professionals)

Communication/Instruction

Participate as a guest speaker on payroll at special events.

Based on hours contributed

Communication/Instruction

Participate in the development of courses for training or post-secondary instruction.

Based on hours contributed

Communication/Instruction

Provide/receive internal training courses at work

Based on hours contributed

Communication/Instruction

Teach a course at the post-secondary level.

Based on hours contributed

Communication/Instruction

Instruction of a professional development seminar.

Based on hours contributed

Community/Leadership

Contribute your expertise to the Canadian Payroll Association as a subject matter expert in various roles. Please complete the SME form to register.

Based on hours contributed

Community/Leadership

Volunteer in your community. Volunteer roles that can be counted in this category fall under skills and competencies that are transferable, such as directly related to payroll, accounting or HR; or soft-skill related, such as organizational capacity building, and strategic planning.

Based on hours contributed

Continuous Learning

Participate in conference events sponsored by influencer communities, such as accounting and human resources.

Based on hours contributed

Continuous Learning

Attend Canada's premier national payroll conference and earn CPE credits at the same time. The Canadian Payroll Association 's Conference and Trade Show provides payroll and other business professionals with valuable networking opportunities and a chance to learn about new developments in payroll, government legislation, management strategies, HR and technology.

Based on annual conference programming, as advertised.

Continuous Learning

Attend Network & Share sessions on current topics of interest to local payroll practitioners, offered by the Canadian Payroll Association 's regional branches.

Maximum of 3 hours per year

Continuous Learning

Attend professional development seminars offered by the Canadian Payroll Association. There is a full array of seminars that cater to all levels of payroll professionals. For topic information, click here.

Based on hours participated

Continuous Learning

Participate in a Canadian Payroll Association webinar on a topical subject. For a list of upcoming and archived web seminars, click here.

Based on hours participated

Continuous Learning

CRA, ESDC and Service Canada offer many seminars to businesses in Canada.

Based on hours participated

Continuous Learning

Take a post-secondary courses in influencer communities, such as accounting and human resources

Up to the maximum required hours can be applied to both the current annual CPE requirement and the following year's requirement

Continuous Learning

Participate in seminar or webinar events sponsored by influencer communities, such as accounting and human resources.

Based on hours participated

Work Projects/ Initiatives

You are involved in large-scale organizational change, such as merging with another organization. Further information may be required by the Canadian Payroll Association when claiming these hours.

Based on hours participated

Work Projects/ Initiatives

You are involved in the implementation of a new payroll or HRIS system. Further information may be required by the Canadian Payroll Association when claiming these hours.

Based on hours participated

Work Projects/ Initiatives

You are involved in the introduction of a new workplace program, such as Group Savings Plans (TFSA/RRSP). Further information may be required by the Canadian Payroll Association when claiming these hours.

Based on hours participated

Continuous Learning

CPM courses are considered CPE hours for PCP certified members.

PTP courses are considered CPE hours for certified members.

 

 

Up to the maximum required hours can be applied to both the current annual CPE requirement and the following year's requirement