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Salary guides reveal payroll is in-demand profession in many provinces
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 04/26/2018
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Robert Half’s 2018 Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance Professionals lists payroll managers as one of its “hot positions.” Credit: Shutterstock

While most employers in Canada are not looking to hire additional payroll staff this year, those who are recruiting say it is challenging to find the right candidate, a new report says.

The Payroll Salary Guide 2018 by staffing firm Hays Canada, found that despite a strong economy and expected continued business growth, 80 per cent of employers expect their payroll headcount to remain the same as it was last year.

The annual report, which surveys payroll professionals and employers about recruitment, retention, salary, and workplace issues, found that only 17 per cent of employers plan to increase their permanent payroll staff this year.