asked questions

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers

What is the difference between Canadian and US payroll?

red arrow pointg right down

Although the Canada and the US have some similarities in terms of how payroll is done there are some differences that can make doing payroll very difficult. Most payroll regulations fall under provincial law and each province calculates vacation pay differently, have different holidays, different minimum wages, and vary on how to calculate expense benefits, health benefits and retirement insurance.

Do I need to provide my employees with benefits?

red arrow pointg right down

Canada has a socialized healthcare system but 68% of workers in Canada are offered benefits by their employer. Polite has a great benefits partner that can help you review and select the benefits that work for your employee.

What is required to pay a Canadian employee?

red arrow pointg right down

The only thing a company needs to pay a Canadian employee is a Business Number. Polite can help you obtain this in as little as one day.

Do I need to open a bank account?

red arrow pointg right down

No. You do not need to open a bank account in Canada. Polite payroll has the unique ability to direct debit a US account eliminating all banking fees.

How long does it take to set-up a company with Polite payroll?

red arrow pointg right down

On average it takes about 5-7 business days but we can work with any of your needs.

What is the minimum amount of employees you will set-up for payroll?

red arrow pointg right down

Polite works with small and medium size businesses. We even have clients with one employee.

What are the fees?

red arrow pointg right down

Polite has the simplest fee structure in Canada. Depending on your business we have an implementation fee and monthly fee.

What is the catch?

red arrow pointg right down

There is no catch. Polite Payroll has always focused on service, security, and transparent cost (easy to understand?). We know how much it costs to do payroll in the US and Canada is no different. Just because its international payroll doesn't mean it has to be more expensive.

Give us a ring!

Fill out the form to chat with a Polite Payroll expert about your business needs and get your questions answered.

Have you done payroll in Canada before? *
Are you a US based company? *
How many Canadian employees are on payroll? *
Thanks for submitting!
Oops! Something went wrong with the form.
man on the phone sitting next to a bearman on the phone sitting next to a bear