Canadian HR compliance and policy databases

For over 25 years, First Reference has helped Canadian businesses and non-profits to comply with payroll and employment law and to create and update policy manuals for HR, Finance, Accounting, IT and non-profits essential for duty of care obligations.


Policy Management

PolicyPro® provides quick and easy access to hundreds of sample policies, forms and checklists in addition to the cloud platform that automates policy creation, distribution, sign-off and reporting.

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HR Compliance

The Human Resources Advisor™ offers clear, current and comprehensive HR and payroll compliance and best practice commentary, hundreds of crucial government and HR forms and much more.

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Payroll Compliance

PaySource® offers all the up to date information and guidance you need as a payroll professional to understand and manage compliance with hundreds of federal and provincial regulatory requirements.

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HR and Payroll News

HRinfodesk reports weekly the latest HR and payroll compliance news from every Canadian jurisdiction and includes progress of legislation, recent court decisions and a compliance calendar.

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What our clients say …

Jani KingJani King
13:49 16 Jan 23
Great source to keep you updated with policies within any organization, especially for small business. Has helped with keeping us up to date with government regulations.
Annette MendezcuriaAnnette Mendezcuria
21:26 03 Jan 23
First reference has been a great source for our employment policies. In addition relevant and much needed forms associated to the policies have really increased the value of using this service provider.
Theresa CarruthersTheresa Carruthers
19:19 25 Nov 21
With the amount of policies and procedures now required for a business to operate , we could not do without this program. We would need to outsource the position to consultants.An excellent resource to ensure policies and procedures are well produced and in adherence to legislation and best-practices.Always up to date and informative.
George HarperGeorge Harper
14:55 25 Oct 21
An excellent resource to ensure policies and procedures are well produced and in adherence to legislation and best-practices. Staff were very good at onboarding and providing assistance on setting up custom IT polices. Good investment for setting up IT policies for any organization and a time saver instead of starting from scratch.
Firstly, the sheer breadth of what one needs to know to run a charitable organization in Canada is overwhelming, and I speak as someone with a Law degree, so reasonably educated... ;-)Secondly, as a Church Administrator, one of my duties is to help our Board (which uses a Policy Governance model), create and implement the policies which they approve.Enter First Reference Policy Pro where, quite frankly, Subject Matter Experts come up with draft policies that make ME look like a genius! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! :-) and THEN, when you renew your subscription, they keep me up to date with any changes as we go. THANKS AGAIN!Run, dont walk, to First Reference Policy Pro.