About First Reference

Established in 1995, First Reference Inc. (known as La Référence in Quebec) provides Canadian organizations of any size with practical and authoritative resources to help ensure compliance with payroll and employment law and to establish robust internal controls in the areas of human resources, accounting and finance, corporate governance, information technology, not for profit, and operations and marketing.

Practical, reliable and easy-to-use resources

First Reference provides comprehensive, reliable and easy-to-use resources for Canadian businesses. With our products, employers, managers, executives, business-owners and others can:

First Reference, in collaboration with specialists in human resources and internal controls, renowned authors and jurists, and reputable firms, offers businesses, high quality, innovative and practical services and resources, in print and electronic formats, to improve their management systems, productivity and effectiveness. We are also associated with various non-legal professional organizations, such as the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada), Certified Human Resources Associations, the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) and others.

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