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HR Assistant Course in St John’s

HR is a fast-growing profession, both in terms of job growth and earning potential. If you want to pursue a career in human resources, Eastern Academy is the right place. Our HR Assistant – Payroll Practitioner Program in St John’s helps in enhancing your skills and competencies. The course is conducted through interactive as well as practical sessions.


Training Program in Brief:

5-week field placement
Successful graduates of this program meet the educational requirement necessary for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification issued by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA)
Program Length: 72 Weeks.

Program Overview

Companies of all sizes are looking for talented Human Resources personnel to help craft workplace policies, source out new talent, and provide training and development. Human Resources is an invaluable role in any company, so if you have good interpersonal skills and want to help businesses grow and continue to find success then a Human Resources diploma may be for you.

A solid foundation in payroll will make any employer consider you an asset. You will be trained to Canadian standards and will be eligible to write the Canadian Payroll Association certification exam at our campus.

Program Courses

Student Success Strategies 20 hours
Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals 40
Software Lab: Word Processing 40
Software Lab: Spreadsheets 40
Software Lab: Presentations 40
Software Lab: Database Management 40
Bookkeeping Level I and II 80
Business Law 80
Organizational Behaviour 80
Legal Issues in Human Resources 20
Human Resource Management 40
Recruitment and Selection 80
Training and Development 80
Compensation Management 40
Employee Relations and Performance Management 40
Workplace Health and Safety 80
Industrial Relations 80
Human Resource Information Systems 40
Payroll Compliance Legislation 80
Payroll Fundamentals I 80
Payroll Fundamentals II 80
Business Math 40
Writing for Comprehension 40
Image Development 20
Career Planning and Preparation Level I 20
Career Planning and Preparation Level II 20
Field Placement – 5 Weeks
Total Weeks – 72


Successful graduates of the Computer Business Applications program can expect careers such as Human Resources Assistant, Recruitment and Selection Assistant or Clerk, Job Analyst, Payroll Officer, Training Specialist, Compensation and Benefits Clerk or Coordinator, Human Resources Junior Consultant, Occupational Health and Safety Clerk.


Successful graduates of this program will meet the educational requirement of achieving the appropriate passing grades to be eligible for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification issued by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). The certification is nationally recognized as the standard of excellence for payroll training.

Canadian Payroll Association “Payroll Compliance Practitioner” Certification

The Canadian Payroll Association’s “Payroll Compliance Practitioner” certification is the foundation for a career in payroll. Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you get certified, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant.

Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification requires three core courses, one transfer of credit, and one year of weighted, related work experience. Please see the requirements in completion order listed below.

Payroll Compliance Legislation
Payroll Fundamentals 1
Payroll Fundamentals 2
Introduction to Accounting (transfer of credit; offered at post-secondary institutions)
Payroll Compliance Practitioner “Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA)” – A minimum of one year work experience in payroll.

All courses, including the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit, require a passing grade of 65% in order to be accepted toward PCP certification.

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High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and academic achievement assessment passed). In addition, an entrance assessment must be successfully passed.

NOC CODE: 1415, 1432
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