Job Location:
Main Campus

Interested in a career at Langara College?

Our employees exemplify Langara’s values of excellence, collegiality, innovation and integrity. If you think this position fits your qualifications, we encourage you to apply! 

Langara College is located in Vancouver, B.C.: applicants to postings must be located in BC or willing to move to BC to accept work with Langara College. Exceptions to this will be clearly outlined in the event Langara College requires  work (or positions to be based) to be performed outside BC or Canada.

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Job Title:

Senior Payroll Consultant

Employee Group:


Employee Type:

Temporary (Fixed Term)

Start Date:

Monday, April 3 2023

End Date (if applicable):

Friday, October 4 2024

Job Description:

The Senior Payroll Consultant will support the operations of the Payroll Services department, including regular payroll processing, quality assurance, and account reconciliations. The incumbent supports the Manager, Payroll Services with ensuring compliance with established payroll principles and practices in accordance with the collective agreements, relevant legislation, regulations, and employment standards.


Qualifications Required

Education & Experience

  • Two years related diploma (finance, business, etc.) plus completion of the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience directly related to processing of pay or payroll systems in a complex, high volume, multi-union environment, preferably in the public sector.
  • Workday experience will be strongly considered.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Intermediate or advanced working knowledge of MS Office applications (including Excel) and the ability to upgrade if required.
  • Knowledge of collective agreements as they pertain to payroll matters.
  • Knowledge of the various regulations governing payroll administration in British Columbia, including the Income Tax Act, Employment Insurance Act, regulations of the Canada Pension Plan and College Pension Acts and Workers’ Compensation Board.
  • Knowledge of pension information and calculations.
  • Knowledge of auditing and internal control best practices.

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to investigate and resolve issues and discrepancies, including complex payroll issues.
  • Ability to interpret and apply College, government, agency, and departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of initiative, responsibility and accountability while being a proactive, organized, and energetic team player.
  • Maintain current knowledge in new or existing standards, regulations, and laws relevant to payroll. 

Leadership Competencies

  • Solution orientation – makes timely decisions and advances solutions that are in the best interest of the College and our students
  • Relationship intelligence – demonstrates emotional maturity and operates respectfully in all situations and dynamics
  • Conflict resolution – acts with courage to take on tough issues and conversations
  • Mobilization of people – empowers others to be engaged, motivated, and resilient through change
  • Vision and strategic thinking – energizes people around the vision and supports team alignment with the strategic plan
  • Continuous learning – cultivates a growth mindset and provides opportunities for development
  • Accountability – fosters and demonstrates a culture of accountability and ownership
  • Communication – uses personal interaction, transparency, and language to effectively build trust and commitment

To obtain the full job description, please contact our recruitment team.

Salary Range:

$39.84 – $58.44 per hour

Pay Grade:

Admin Paygrade 09

Compensation beyond the mid-point requires approval by the Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat (PSEC). 

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Hours may vary according to the needs of the department. 

Closing Date:

People and Culture is committed to embracing, honoring, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace. We remain dedicated to focusing our efforts on creating an inclusive employee community that fosters a sense of safety and belonging for everyone. We humbly acknowledge that we are just beginning our journey, which includes engaging in our own internal learning and creating a data-driven action plan that supports the integration of EDI practice into the work of People and Culture and the work we do with employees and leaders. Langara College welcomes applications from everyone including people from groups that are experiencing inequity including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please contact us.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials noted on their resume.  In addition, those shortlisted with international credentials must have their education credentials evaluated through WES (World Education Services) and provide Langara College, People & Culture document evaluation access for employment purposes.


We thank you for your interest in Langara College and for taking the time to complete an application. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted due to the number of applications received.


Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.