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Changing payroll frequency means changing your employees payment

frequency (i.e. Weekly, Biweekly, Semi-Monthly or Monthly)

Before you Submit Your Request

Changing your payroll frequency may have additional implications beyond when your employees receive their payroll. Below is a non-exhaustive list of topics to consider prior to making payroll frequency changes.


If you have questions about how changing the frequency of your Pay Period End Days and/or Pay Dates may impact your business, please contact your legal counsel.

Below is information to help you assess how changing your payroll frequency may impact your business.

See the bottom of this page for a Change Request Form.



This page is intended to provide resources to aid in your decision-making and is not legal advice. Please consult with your own legal counsel for advice about your specific situation.


  1. Are there Employment Contracts / Collective Agreements you need to review?
4. Have you issued Records of Employment? ( links to Service Canada website)
5. Have you reviewed the Guidelines for the Employment Labour Standards in your province?
Provincial Labour Standards Links

Other items that may need your consideration and recalculation;


  • Allowances 

  • Flat Amount Accruals (i.e accrue a set number of hours per pay period for vacation, sick time or bank time)

  • Bonus payments

  • Commission payments

  • Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)

  • Directors’ fees

  • Salary deferral arrangements

  • Salary Rate per pay

  • Stipends and honorariums

  • Top-up payments (e.g., maternity, paternity, parental, adoption, workers’ compensation)

  • Workers’ compensation advances

  • Taxable Benefits

  • Deductions

  • Group Insurance plans

  • Pension plans

Request Pay Period Change
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