Canadian payroll legislation: EI and CPP information
Resources | Sep 09, 2019

Canadian payroll legislation: EI and CPP information

On your pay statement, if you have a look the 'Deductions' heading you will notice that every pay period there are deductions taken from your pay for both EI and CPP.  EI, or Employment Insurance, is program in Canada that supplies temporary income to unemployed individuals while they look for a new career or to those who are taking time off from work due...
Visiting United Way Agencies
Pay It Forward | Sep 08, 2019

Visiting United Way Agencies

It's that time of the year, where our United Way Workplace Campaign is right around the corner.  As a preamble to all things United Way, Payworks typically hosts a handful of United Way Winnipeg Agency Tours in the month of August, where 10+ members of our staff visit between three to four United Way sponsored agencies in the city to see first-hand the...
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Pay It Forward | Sep 07, 2019

Paying it Forward at a Bike-A-Thon

On Friday, May 17, Payworks’ Business Analyst Jennifer Foot spent her Pay it Forward Day volunteering at St. Emile School Bike-A-Thon, organized by the St Emile Parents' Association. The Bike-A-Thon is an annual fundraising event organized by St. Emile School in Winnipeg. To accumulate funds, students collect pledges prior to a bike ride throughout St. Vital Park in Winnipeg. The decision to spend her paid day off volunteering at this event came natural to Jennifer, as she could also support her children who were participating in the fundraiser.  Excitement from the students fell over the crowd as the day they had been preparing for had finally arrived. Students had spent the past month gathering donations from family and friends alike. On top of fundraising goals and to further generate...
Pay It Forward | Sep 06, 2019

Maria is pumped to lend United Way Winnipeg a helping hand

Payworks Quality Assurance Analyst, Maria Polishchuk will be our fifth United Way Winnipeg Sponsored Executive (SE), which means for a three-month time period Payworks will continue to pay Maria's salary as she works as a member of the United Way Winnipeg city-wide campaign. This is just one of the ways companies can donate to United Way; instead of giving...
Media | Sep 05, 2019

Happy International Day of Charity

September 5 is recognized as the International Day of Charity, declared so by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. It's a day to raise awareness and recognize charity-related activities and how they impact our communities on a local, national, regional and international level. Payworks philosophy is to Pay it Forward - to participate in meaningful...
Media | Aug 30, 2019

Say it like it is with Selena

As any Human Resources Department, the HR Team here at Payworks handles a range of functions within the organization including hiring our amazing employees from coast-to-coast, on-boarding new staff, training all employees, as well as maintaining and improving interoffice relationships. Selena Beneic was a Learning and Development Specialist (but she was...
Resources | Aug 26, 2019

Canadian payroll legislation: Tax credits

Why do Canadian employers need to be aware of federal and provincial tax credits?  In most instances, employers deduct tax from their employee's pay and remit those dollars to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or Revenu Québec. In order to do so accurately, employers calculate both provincial/territorial income tax in addition to federal income tax. Where tax...
Pay It Forward | Aug 24, 2019

'Putting' it Forward

Rachel Wolman aced her Pay it Forward (PIF) day while volunteering at the Winnipeg Harvest Lee Newton Memorial Golf Tournament June 11. In support of Winnipeg Harvest Inc., the St. Boniface Golf Club was host to the day-long event.Winnipeg Harvest is a non-profit organization with the goal of ending hunger and providing training opportunities to help end...
Media | Aug 23, 2019

Find out The Biz with Liz

  Payworks Client Service Representatives help our clients with everything under the sun. They provide personalized, one-to-one service to more than 20,000 customers across Canada. Our Service Team is there to help our clients in any way they can, and they are also there to support and help one another.  Let us show you how we're different. Watch this super fun video to find out the Biz with Liz - one of Payworks dedicated CSRs. 
Resources | Aug 19, 2019

Canadian payroll legislation: Workers compensation

It's one of those things you have, but hope to never use.  Workers compensation is a program administered by Canadian provincial and territorial governments. Essentially, it's a type of insurance for employees who either get injured on the job or become sick from an occupational disease. Those who qualify would receive wage replacement and medical benefits...
Pay It Forward | Aug 17, 2019

Bringing dinner home for RMHC Manitoba

For many companies, team building is an important component of the corporate culture. There are a variety of ways to engage your department or team in activities that increase motivation and promote cooperation - a team building exercise doesn't have to be 'traditional' in the sense that there are many modern and fun outings a group can partake in to...
Resources | Aug 12, 2019

Canadian payroll legislation: Special payments

A special payment is remuneration provided to an employee asides from a regularly scheduled payment. Special payments can include advances, compassionate care benefits, bonuses, retroactive pay increases, director's fees, retiring allowances, wage loss replacement plans, worker's compensation awards, lump-sum vacation payment, employee profit sharing plans,...
Resources | Aug 09, 2019

Book club with the Director of HR

Though the August long weekend may be over, we can't help but share our excitement for Friday, August 9. That's because today is National Book Lover's Day! This is a day for all the bibliophiles out there, whether you're a fan of graphic novels, drama, action, biographies, and everything in between. To celebrate, we spoke with our Director of Human Resources, Nicole Stewart, to find out her top five recommended HR books (in no particular order). We suggest finding a cozy reading nook, grabbing a hot cup of tea, and perhaps picking up a book from the list below. In the meantime, Happy National Book Lover's Day!  1. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni Through the exploration of team dynamics, Lencioni outlines the five dysfunctions that alter a team’s success at the very...
Culture | Jul 31, 2019

Welcoming Youth CEO for the third year

Payworks Winnipeg welcomed 15 youth and two mentors from the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (WASAC) to our Head Office and National Service Centre on July 23 as a part of the Youth CEO program. This Business Council of Manitoba initiative fosters youth with the opportunity to explore potential career opportunities and introduces them to...
Pay It Forward | Jul 27, 2019

Connecting with the community

Payworks Privacy Officer Louise Collette spent May 6th  Paying it Forward at Morberg House, a 12-bed transitional residence for homeless individuals in the heart of St-Boniface, Winnipeg. Staffed 24/7, the residence provides services and support for men overcoming homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges. The space equips individuals with the...
Pay It Forward | Jul 26, 2019

Trading desks & coffee mugs for hammers & hard hats

In June, Payworks staff traded in their desks, computers, and coffee mugs for hammers, nails, and hard hats. On two separate occasions there were 10 staff who used their Pay it Forward (PIF) Day to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Manitoba. HFH is a nonprofit organization located all across the country that provides affordable homes for low-income...
Culture | Jul 12, 2019

6th annual President's Circle in Nashville, Tennessee

Payworks' 6th Annual President's Circle trip took place June 23-25 in Music City - Nashville, Tennessee with a total of 54 staff members in attendance. This year's festivities kicked off June 23 with a welcome reception, where all attendees from across the country gathered for a meet and greet on the roof top of the Bobby Hotel. For some of our staff, this...
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