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As ministry employers, our commitment to our staff members should include a dedicated effort to ensure that our employees are treated fairly. Compensation, group benefits, pension plans, and general workplace policies are all important factors to consider.

Employers have an obligation to

  • know what constitutes employment income (i.e., cash remuneration and taxable benefits) and what does not;
  • maintain a proper payroll system;
  • understand unique items affecting a charity's payroll (e.g., the Clergy Residence Deduction);
  • file properly completed T4 slips and a T4 Summary with the government;
  • know how to deal with post-filing issues (e.g., a Pensionable Insurable Earnings Review, CRA payroll reviews, or audits).


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