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Business Growth: Northern Payroll Services

Northern Payroll Services has provided payroll solutions to businesses across Ontario since 2002.

Northern Payroll Services has provided payroll solutions to businesses across Ontario since 2002.

Specializing in customized reports and encrypted pay stubs, this Sudbury-based business is gearing up to expand its services across Canada.

Business owner Christine Evans worked in customer and business services at a major Canadian bank and was a “master of everything” for 10 years before services were centralized and her position become obsolete. It was the ideal opportunity to transfer her expertise to another payroll firm and for the next five years she worked in payroll services, refining her skills and keeping up to pace with software development. When the company she worked for centralized services, clients started asking her when she was going to open her own business.

“I had 10 clients waiting for me to start doing their payroll,” she said.  

In the last 15 years, Evans has developed a strong client base across the province –  more than 50 businesses turn to her for payroll solutions.

Northern Payroll Services has established relationships with government offices, arranging payments to the Canada Revenue Agency and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) while working on behalf of businesses to help resolve payroll disputes.

 “I would highly recommend this service to every company,” said Cindy Brennan of Barrydowne Paint. “Christine’s fees are very reasonable. And she is a very likable person.”

Barrydowne Paint was one of the first clients to join Northern Payroll Services.

“Working with a local payroll firm is much more efficient than a company that is not local,” said Brennan.

“We knew Christine when she worked with our prior payroll provider and as a customer in our retail store.  When we miss or need something done quickly Christine is always a phone call away and willing to go the extra mile for her customers. “ 

Brennan said that being able to depend on Northern Payroll Services for the remittance of income taxes, CPP, UIC, WSIB and health taxes, plus handling T4s, takes a lot of strain off her office.

“This leaves us with time for other important tasks at hand,” she said.

The Super 8 Hotel in Kapuskasing has been with Northern Payroll Services for two years.

“What I like most about working with Christine is her availability every time I need her,” said Jillian Duncan, Super 8 Hotel.

“I call or email her and can have answers to all my payroll questions in great detail. It’s a pleasure working with Christine.”