Payworks is a leading workforce management solutions provider and multi-year winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. With more than 300 employees, we are proud to be Canadian owned and operated, committed to developing world-class products and providing exceptional internal and external customer service.

Our purpose is Doing Right by People. We take care of each other, our customers, and our communities in a sustainable way not because we have to, but because it’s just what we do. Meet the driving force behind Payworks: our people.

Culture | Sep 19, 2019

A (work) day in the life of Janice Gross

Meet Janice Gross, a Payworks Team Lead in the Winnipeg Development Department. One could say Janice is a real-life Payworks superhero; first on the scene and always ready to share her knowledge and lend a helping hand. More specifically, Janice is responsible for a team of developers. From mentoring in best coding practices, reviewing her team's work to working through and overcoming challenges. Janice's day largely consists of troubleshooting and collaborating with her team.  First things first, Janice sets aside some time to focus on and gain control of her own developmental projects. Like a cup of coffee, establishing a foundation to better assist her team in their projects is the perfect way to start her day. With this base, Janice then works through 'pull requests (alternatively...
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...
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...
Culture | Jul 04, 2019

Pride at Payworks

In recognition and celebration of LGBT2SQ+ Pride Month (June), Payworks welcomed Rainbow Resource Centre Executive Director, Mike Tutthill and Pride Winnipeg VP of Programming, Barry Karlenzig. In honour of the Stonewall Riots, which took place in the early morning of June 28, the month of June is the chosen time to reflect upon the struggles faced by...
Culture | Jul 02, 2019

Canadian HR Reporter Readers' Choice Award winner

Payworks is proud to have been recognized as one of the Best Payroll Solutions in Canada by the Canadian HR Reporter's Readers' Choice Awards for 2019.  The 2019 Readers' Choice Awards winners were announced in the July issue of Canadian HR Reporter, Payworks being among them for Best Payroll Solution in Canada. This announcement highlights the top three...
Culture | Jun 28, 2019

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

From June 17-21, Payworks celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. Celebrated on the Summer Solstice (June 21), Payworks employees participated in events and workshops all week long that explored Indigenous culture and...
Culture | Jun 27, 2019

Cereal-ously the best

One of the most Cheerrio days of the year in the Payworks Winnipeg office is when The Culture Club organizes a cereal day!  On June 13, there was an entire counter full of cereal for our staff to choose from and enjoy. After all, the rumour is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day... and at Payworks, cereal day makes that a possibility for our staff all day long. 
Culture | May 03, 2019

20,000 thank yous

Winnipeg-grown payroll provider celebrates 20,000 customers. Payworks is proud to have reached the milestone of 20,000 customers in 2019 and is celebrating with a customer appreciation campaign titled 20,000 Thank Yous. Payworks has identified 20 clients from across Canada that will be highlighted on Payworks’ social media pages over the next 20 weeks. Each...
Culture | Apr 25, 2019

Get to know the people at Payworks: Chris C

Chris Chandonnet is one of our dedicated Client Service Representatives who works out of our head office in Winnipeg. Chris is a member of the Corporate Accounts team, which means he assists clients that generally have 75 or more employees. Chris has 192 accounts assigned to him with approximately 10 CPAS clients and said that he has a few clients that run...
Culture | Apr 02, 2019

Translation Station wins the Golden Keyboard

The CodeWorks train pulled into Translation Station in the March edition of Payworks Development Team's internal competition.  CodeWorks is a friendly contest that provides our DEV Team with the opportunity to bring their own innovative ideas to life. Essentially, twice a year, Payworks Systems Developers, Quality Assurance and Business Analysts, and UI...
Culture | Mar 21, 2019

Joining National Leasing for the Blanket Exercise

Together, employees of Payworks and CWB National Leasing, an equipment financing company, participated in a Blanket Exercise on March 7. The United Way GenNext chapters at both organizations offered the opportunity to 20 staff members and the Exercise was held at the office of National Leasing in Winnipeg.  "The KAIROS Blanket Exercise program is a unique, interactive and participatory history lesson developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators," reads the KAIROS website. "Developed in response to the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in 1996 - which recommended education about Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation - the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) covers more than 500 years in a 90-minute...
Culture | Mar 11, 2019

From gold to platinum, the difference is you

Payworks is proud to have been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for the seventh year in a row, achieving Platinum Club status in 2019. With this achievement, Winnipeg-grown Payworks joins an elite group of Manitoba businesses that have also achieved this...
Culture | Mar 07, 2019

Get to Know Tanna Kuiken

Tanna Kuiken is a Payworks Sales Consultant in Edmonton by day, but after hours - look out! She volunteers as the head Taekwondo instructor at Kamikaze Punishment, a mixed martial arts gym. She’s heavily involved with the organization’s Be A Buddy, Not A Bully Program. Through this program, she helps conduct seminars for youth groups, youth sports teams,...
Culture | Jan 21, 2019

T4 Season has come... and we have your back

Wait, what in the Seven Kingdoms is going on here? Our social feed is starting to look a lot like Winterfell all in the name of T4 Season. We wanted to create something for T4 season that would bring fun to what can otherwise be an extremely busy and often stressful time of year. So we did what we thought was right…got dressed up in faux furs,...
Culture | Jan 04, 2019

A Game of Thrones-inspired T4 Season?

What does the popular HBO television series Game of Thrones have in common with T4 season?  Absolutely nothing. But we have some major GOT fans in the house here at Payworks and thought, what better way is there to take the edge off a traditionally busy time of year than to grab faux furs, a foam weapon of choice, and take photos in the snow – impersonating...
Culture | Nov 28, 2018

Get to know the people at Payworks: the year-end edition

Cheryl Costen is a Payworks Product Support Specialist working out of our head office in Winnipeg. What her title doesn’t tell you is she’s one of the integral people on the Payworks team behind-the-scenes that keeps our year-end operations running like a well-oiled machine. Would you believe year-end for her begins in September? She’s our legislative...
Culture | Oct 01, 2018

Top Fundraising Team, AGAIN!

The Payworks United Way Winnipeg Plane Pull Team is never the one that gets the crown for pulling an 80,000-pound plane the fastest. But they are the crew that stands out on the tarmac for more than just their fluorescent orange t-shirts. The 2018 Plane Pull event was a daunting one. In 2017 we raised $11,336. With our fundraising heavyweights out of the picture in 2018 (Dee dela Cruz and Lauren Himbeault) how would we match those kind of funds? Answer: put the VP, Finance as the team captain. Once again Payworks captured the title of Top Fundraising Team at the United Way Winnipeg Plane Pull. In total, the squad raised $10,898, which goes back directly into the community for youth mentorship. The prize, a Winnipeg Jets suite and a pizza party for the entire team at Boston Pizza. An...
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