Compliance Made Easy®

For 26 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, Fiance, Accounting, IT and accessibility 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 coverage, hundreds of crucial government and HR forms and much more.

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Payroll Administration

PaySource® offers all the 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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Internal Controls

Finance & Accounting offers sample policies cross-referenced to COSO and PEG. Information Technology has policies built upon ITCG and COBIT. Not-for-Profit includes policies, forms and checklists on the essential issues.

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What our clients say ...

The Human Resources Advisor is "an excellent reference tool" in both its print and digital versions. Without a dedicated human resources person, she "loves having something onsite that she can help her with day-to-day problems that may arise."

~ Darlene Belliveau of Alpha Court Community Mental Health & Addiction Services.
Thunder Bay, Ontario