Canadian payroll you can count on

Get to payday your way. With Avanti’s flexible in-house Canadian payroll software, you can run your payroll accurately and confidently in less time.

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Trusted by 300+ Canadian Companies

Payroll tools with all the perks

Turn paydays into pay-yays with features that put you first. Our payroll tools make your days easier with streamlined processes, countless configuration options, and unlimited pay runs.

Simplify the way you pay your team

We see smoother pay runs in your future. With Avanti’s in-house Canadian payroll software, you run payroll your way. Follow your own schedule and set custom rules that work for you.

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Pay your employees at any time

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Reduce errors & manual tasks

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No extra costs for off-cycle or cancelled pay runs

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Dive deeper with advanced reporting

Let your data be your guide. From budgeting and forecasting, to finding trends and cost savings – Avanti’s reporting tools help you make informed decisions faster.

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Access 175+ standard reports

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Create custom reports at no extra cost

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Automatically schedule & send reports

Tackle Year-End with confidence

With Avanti’s Canadian payroll software you’re always one step ahead of Year-End with automatic employee tax exemptions, up to date CRA regulations, and options for managing compliance.

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Automatic amendments & adjustments

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Employee self-serve tax documents

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Year-End resources & support

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Empower your team with Self-Service tools

Save yourself time and give your employee’s anytime access to their information. Avanti’s Self-Service Portal and Avanti GO provide your team with secure and convenient access to the information they need.

Self-Service Payroll benefits

In Avanti Self-Service Portal, managers & employees can:

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Securely access pay statements

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Access tax slips, including T4s

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Review benefit information and make coverage changes

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Easily view total compensation & tax history

Avanti GO Payroll benefits

In the Avanti GO mobile app, managers & employees can:

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Edit personal information

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Access pay statements – anytime & anywhere

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Create workflows to notify your team of profile changes


What our clients say

Read our case studies
I believe Avanti is the best HR and Payroll solution in the country and it fully supports the needs of the thousands of colleagues that we employ.
Shirley Elliot
Switching to Avanti means more peace of mind. Avanti understands cloud-based security for payroll. And, when we did the initial proposal, we realized that the cost per employee per pay period was almost half of what it used to be.
Jonathan Lee
Corporate Controller, Westcorp
Because Avanti is so efficient at processing payroll, our payroll administrators don’t have to do a whole bunch of data entry anymore. They’re actually able to run the payroll and do some analysis… instead of just running to get it out the door.
Sherri Kisser
Manager, Finance & Accounting Systems, Glacier Media Group
We've been able to automate a ton of stuff that we had to key into the systems before...When we were using the old systems on a payroll processing week, it took us four days. Now, it takes us only two.
Candace McGee
Manager, Payroll & Benefits, Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts
Compared to the other systems I've used, I would recommend Avanti in a heartbeat. It's so nice to be able to do everything on your own.
Melissa Baena
Senior Payroll Specialist, Acera Insurance
We’ve been with Avanti for a long time and greatly benefit from having an integrated payroll and human resources (HR) solution. Before Avanti, we had a separate payroll function, and many HR tasks were done manually. Avanti’s HR information system (HRIS) has enabled us to go digital and has driven significant operational efficiencies.
Margaret Bailey
Assistant Manager and Systems & Applications Analyst, Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex (CASLM)
Empowering our employees with self-service reduces the time we spend running payroll by 25%.
Silke Attwood
Senior Payroll Officer for the M.D. of Bonnyville
Avanti makes it simple to assemble data and reports. We were able to use the software to consolidate our multitude of 20+ benefit plans and put out an RFP to market on a new plan. The result has been combined savings of at least 20% for both the employees and the employer. In most cases, (plan) coverages were improved as well.
Sherri Kisser
Manager, Finance & Accounting Systems, Glacier Media Group
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Payroll Management Features

Get the flexibility and accuracy you need with an in-house Canadian payroll software designed to simplify workflows and reduce tedious manual tasks. Go ahead, run payroll as often as you need, make off-cycle pay runs. The sky’s the limit.

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Multi-pay Frequency Support

Run payroll as often as you need with frequency options for bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, and more.

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In-House Payroll

Have complete control over your payroll. Create your own workflows, make last-minute changes, run payroll when you want and as many times as you need with zero extra costs.

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Auto-Rate Levelling

No more manual wage adjustments! If your business has multiple pay grades (hours worked, location based, tenure), you can set up rules to automatically track and bump employees into the next level/rate using Avanti’s Auto-levelling.

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Employee Profile and Document Manager

Automatically create employee profiles in one place for admin and employee access. Easily onboard new team members and securely collect an employee’s personal information.

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Monthly Expense Accrual

Easily track everything that happens within a pay cycle and accurately create a report for a specific accounting period. This data can be sent to any accounting/ERP system through our G/L export feature so you can make sure all your systems are on the same page.

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Multi-Business Number Support

Stop manually running your payroll for multiple locations and business numbers. In Avanti, you can operate multiple business numbers, including franchisee management or subsidiary organizations.

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Multiple Pay Runs & Retroactive Pay

Avanti supports processing multiple pay runs such as off-cycle and manual payments at no extra charge, including retroactive pay.

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Avanti Self-Service Portal (ASSP)

In Avanti’s online Self-Service Portal, your employees can access their pay statements, benefits deductions, and other pay-related information.

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Report Designer

Create custom reports at no extra charge.

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Standard Report Templates

In Avanti, you get access to 175 standard reports that you can automatically schedule and send.

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G/L Integration

Sync essential financial data with your payroll. Avanti easily integrates with your financial systems/ERPs through a G/L export file or our open-API.

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Open API

Avanti’s application programming interface (API) seamlessly integrates with your favourite software to reduce processing times, decrease errors, and eliminate double data entry.

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Advanced Benefits Administration

Manage and update employee benefit plans all in one place. Employee benefit plan eligibility and balances sync with your employee’s profile.

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Benefit Reconciliation

Automatically process the review of health insurance and benefit premium invoices against payroll deductions.

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Employee Benefits Viewing

Employees can view their coverage and make changes directly from Avanti without needing to log into your benefits provider.

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Features for people & payroll in Canada

Simplify your work and support your team backed by our full suite of powerful HCM tools and Canadian payroll expertise.

Canadian Payroll Guide

Payroll compliance made easy

Keep up with changing legislation and avoid common compliance issues with our Canadian Payroll Guide.

It has all your Canadian payroll legislation in one place. Click and bookmark for future reference—it’s that easy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your time is precious, let’s save you a few clicks. Here are some of our most asked questions.

Can Avanti generate payroll reports?
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Avanti comes with 175 standard report templates. You can also create custom reports using all the data across your system with our Report Designer at no extra charge.

Is there a cost for off-cycle payroll runs?
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No, there’s no additional cost! Avanti supports processing multiple pay runs such as off-cycle and manual payments at no extra charge, including retroactive pay, which includes compensating employees for a shortfall from a previous pay period.

Can Avanti handle multiple unions?
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Yes, Avanti can handle multiple collective agreements within the system, support collective agreements, and multiple benefit programs.

Can Avanti handle multiple business numbers?
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Yes, Avanti can handle multiple business numbers, including franchisee management or subsidiary organizations.

Can I customize my pay codes in Avanti?
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Yes! Part of your implementation process will involve working with a dedicated Implementation Consultant to understand how you currently run payroll and configuring your Avanti system with to meet your needs, including pay codes, earning/deduction codes, time and attendance requirements, and more.

Is my employee's payroll data secure?
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Yes. As a SaaS provider, Avanti Software takes your security seriously. This dedication is reflected in everything we do – from our people and processes to our data centres and product security. As an Avanti client, you can rely on us to protect your data and operational security at every step. For more information, learn more about our security practices here or review our privacy policy.

Can employees access their tax slips in Avanti?
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Yes! Avanti’s self-service web portal makes it easy for you to distribute tax slips during year-end and for employees to securely access them.

If you’re a client and need assistance, please visit our Client Support Portal

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