Janice MacLellan

Title/Position: Vice-President of Operations

Company: Canadian Payroll Association

Janice MacLellan has over 35 years of experience in the payroll industry and is considered an industry leading expert in assessing legislative impacts on employers. She previously served in executive positions at ADP Canada, leading payroll technology product development, government relations and outsourced payroll administration for over 3, 500 Canadian and Global employers.

Janice is a former Chair of The Canadian Payroll Association’s Board of Directors. She is also a past Chair of the CPA’s Federal Government Relations Advisory Council where she advocated on behalf of Canada’s 1.5 million employers to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of payroll legislation, regulations and administration for all stakeholders – employers, government and employees.

In her current role as the Vice President, Operations at the Canadian Payroll Association, she serves as a member of the Senior Leadership team, and oversees the Association’s Financial Literacy program and the Annual Employee Survey, which has measured the financial wellness of Canadian employees for the past 10 years. She began her career as a personal and small business lender for RBC and observed first-hand the impacts of two economic recessions on the lives of individuals and small businesses.