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Let us be the Legal Employer of your Canadian Workers

If you are a foreign company looking to hire local workers in Canada but don’t want the hassles of maintaining a legal establishment in Canada, we have the perfect solution for you.   

As a federally registered Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and a provincially registered Employment Agency in Canada, we can be the legal employer of your Canadian workers and assign them to your company as our foreign client.  

This way, you don’t need a legal establishment in Canada as we are your legal establishment in Canada.  You would be able to direct and control your Canadian workers as agency placement workers while we look after all the legalities of being the official employer in Canada.

As the legal employer, we would treat and pay your Canadian workers as our very own employees. In essence, we would:

  • assure your Canadian workers are employed in a manner that is compliant with the provincial Employment Standards Acts that they are working in (i.e. work hours, statutory holidays, vacation days, termination notice)
  • assure all mandatory Canadian payroll taxes (i.e. employer pension contributions, employer unemployment insurance contributions, workplace accident insurance premiums, and in some provinces such as Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba, an employer healthcare tax) are remitted to various Canadian government agencies as all employers are required to do
  • assure employee source deductions (i.e personal income tax, employee pension contribution, employee unemployment insurance contribution) are deducted and remitted to various Canadian government agencies
  • issue pay stubs, income statements for income tax purposes and other government related employment reports such as record of employment (ROE) and worker accident reports as all Canadian employers are required to do.

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Long or Short Term, we have you covered!

We currently payroll hundreds of Canadian workers on behalf of Canadian and Foreign clients. Some clients require our service for the long term while some require our service for just a few months to complete a project in Canada.   

We payroll all kinds of employees. They can be sales agents (typically compensated through a base salary plus commission) to solicit Canadian customers, technical field representatives for local maintenance and repairs, professional engineers and related technical professionals for project based infrastructure developments in Canada, or software developers and highly paid consultants working in Canada in an ongoing basis. 

No minimum, we’ll employ a single Canadian worker for you!

A Swiss pharmaceutical company had one of its employees moved to Canada where they don’t have a local presence.   With us acting as their local Canadian PEO representative, this employee continued her employment in Canada.  A US company wanted a Canadian Network Administrator to maintain a server located inside Canada.  We were more than happy to be the official employer of this Network Administrator, the only Canadian employed by this US company.

Experienced PEO Provider

We payroll hundreds of workers in Canada for large and small clients in a broad range of industries. Our large clients include Bruce Power which operates the largest nuclear power plant in Canada and Amec Foster Wheeler, one of the world’s largest engineering construction firms based out of London, U.K.. However, most of our clients are like Supermetal Structures Inc, a privately held mid-size company in Canada. We also have much smaller clients such as CTC Clinical Trials Consulting AG of Switzerland, and GoToMyERP.com of California where we payroll just one Canadian employee for each them in Canada.

Employers choose our PEO service due to our strong understanding and legal compliance of employment laws and regulations in Canada. We have also built a state-of-the-art CRM (Customer Relationship Management) automated system that handles our entire back-end operation efficiently and effectively. This CRM system is capable of on-boarding employees, track employee time sheets, make on-time payments via direct bank deposits, issue pay stubs and email payment advices, as well as generate accurate client invoices and reconciliation reports with minimal manual intervention.

Our Service Fees are AFFORDABLE

We have one of the lowest rates in the industry thanks to our low cost financing model and our fully automated back-end CRM system that allows us to payroll many contractors at small incremental costs.

Related Services

Background and Criminal Check – We can provide optional reference and criminal checks on any prospective employee at nominal costs.

Independent Contractors – We can employ Canadian workers working as incorporated contractors or sole proprietors

Canadian Work Permit for Foreigners – We can sponsor US and Mexican professionals and managers to work in Canada under the NAFTA professional work permit program.

Nominee Directors – We can provide screened Canadian citizens as nominee directors for foreign clients who would like to establish a bona fide corporation in Canada.

Legal Compliance

Legal Framework – Cronos   Payroll Services Inc   is  a Canadian federally registered Professional  Employer Organization  (PEO) and provincially licensed Employment Agency located in Vancouver, British Columbia with offices in Toronto, Ontario. With these credentials, our foreign clients can be assured we hold the professionalism, qualification, and knowledge to competently employ their workers anywhere in Canada. 

Bona Fide Legal Structure – We hired Moody Gartner Tax Law LLP (Calgary, Alberta), one of the preeminent law firms in Canada specializing in employment law, to develop the legal framework with our placement workers and our clients. We want to assure all parties are in compliance with CRA regulations, various provincial employment law regulations, worker’s compensation board regulations, and specific provincial acts such as the Ontario Employer Health Tax (EHT). 

Excellent Customer Service

We recognize that providing contractor payroll service is a commodity based business where we need to have exemplary customer service to differentiate ourselves from the competitors. For this reason, we have live agents with no wait times to answer all client and contractors calls during regular business hours and our average contractor on-boarding time is less than one week. We are even capable of on-boarding a contractor the very next day.

See what our happy contractors have to say:

I have been associated with Cronos for 7 months. Their support on the initial phases made everything go smoothly. Their customer service is second to none. They are quick to respond to my concerns and very courteous. My payment statements were processed quickly and payment was deposited in my account in a timely manner.    My dealings with Cronos, they have been very professional. Their customer service deserves a 5 out of 5 star rating.   Thank you Cronos it has been a real pleasure dealing with you.

Mike Kobayashi5Stars

Contractor placed at

Bruce Power

I have been working thru Cronos for the past 22 months on a large industrial construction project in Saskatchewan. I have found their customer service and timing of payments to be first class. Any questions that due arise either from myself or Cronos are answered and or explained in a very professional manner.  5 out of 5 stars from this satisfied customer.

Llyle Gladu5Stars

Contractor placed at

Amec Foster Wheeler

5 Stars

Cronos is punctual, professional, and their customer service is second to none. 

Travis Pankiw5Stars

Contractor placed at

Amec Foster Wheeler

I truly thank you both for the professionalism and prompt payment/response to questions. I hope we have a chance to work together in the future.

Steve Watkins5Stars

U.S. Contractor placed at Amec Foster Wheeler

Cronos has been my payroll provider for the past 6 months and I have found their services to be very responsive and accurate.  My contacts at Cronos keep in touch frequently and provide quick response to my needs.  I appreciate the consistency and level of service I receive from the Cronos Team.

Amy Salisbury5Stars

Contractor placed at

Bruce Power

I just want to give you a status update on working with Cronos here at Bruce Power for the past 4 months. So far the work here has been exceptional. I think that you and your staff at Cronos have definitely set me up for success. I have had no issues getting on-boarded and getting setup through tempus. All my invoices have been paid on time and the responses to all my questions have been prompt. I am very pleased.

Mohamad El-Makdah5Stars

Contractor placed at

Bruce Power