The United Church of Canada’s policy for processing payroll for ministry personnel in pastoral relationships earning more than $5,000 per year requires that the payroll be processed through the payroll service administered by ADP (Automatic Data Processing Inc.).
Enrolment is optional for lay employees; however, it is recommended that they be included in the payroll service along with ministry personnel. For lay employees not included in the payroll service, the ministry unit is responsible for making all necessary remittances on behalf of that employee. This includes income tax, Canada Pension Plan contributions, Employment Insurance premiums, and deductions for United Church pension and benefits. Manual invoicing for pension and benefits remittances must be arranged through the General Council Office (1-800-268-3781, ext. 3010—Pension & Benefits Administrator) at a current cost of $55 per month.
If you require ADP payroll forms, or have payroll related questions, please contact General Council Office (416-231-7680 or 1-800-268-3781):