Temporary Help Services

If you need assistance with your office work there is help available to fill short-term, temporary positions.  This supply arrangement is for the provision of temporary help services.

Who can buy from this supply arrangement?

This supply arrangement is available to

  • B.C. Government ministries
  • Agencies, boards and commissions that are covered under the Public Service Act and receive services from the Public Service Agency through a service level agreement

What can I buy?

  • Temporary Help and Auxiliary Referral Services for the following job classifications:
     
    Office Assistant 6 Clerk Stenographer 9
    Office Assistant 7 Clerk Stenographer 11
    Stockworker 6   Clerk 9
    Stockworker 7 Clerk 11

What do I need to know?

  • Requests for services may be for bargaining unit or excluded positions
  • Temporary help services for bargaining unit positions must not exceed 30 calendar days. This limitation does not apply to excluded positions
  • For bargaining unit positions:
    • No individual will be permitted to work on a subsequent appointment without the elapse of a period of 30 days since the expiry of that individual's most recent appointment of less than 30 days
    • A ministry may not use an individual from a temporary help agency in succession to perform the same duties for a period in excess of 30 days within a period of 90 days
  • A retained hire fee will be paid if the manager retains the temporary help services worker (e.g. hires the worker as an auxiliary employee)
  • For auxiliary referral services, the hire rate will be paid upon successful hire of an auxiliary referral candidate and is paid per hire
  • Overtime is regulated by provincial government legislation and not provincial government collective agreements.  For the purpose of calculating overtime, the week begins on Sunday
  • Overtime in the Province of British Columbia means either:
    • Overtime rate #1:  Time worked in excess of 8 hours per day or 40 hours in any week
    • Overtime rate #2:  Time worked in excess of 11 hours in any day
  • Potential users should read and understand the agreement prior to contacting any of the approved agencies as specific terms and conditions under the BCGEU collective agreement apply to the use of temporary help services
  • These supply arrangements do not facilitate the hiring of any candidate into a permanent position.  A ministry is required to conduct an appropriate meritorious process to fill any permanent position

How do I access these services?

  1. Contact the supplier directly and advise them you are with the provincial government
  2. Request the classification of worker you are looking for, provide the supplier with the anticipated start and end dates of the assignment and the name of the manager to whom the temporary worker will report
  3. Use your Purchasing Card or a Purchase Order on Standing Offer (POSO) form to pay for the service. If necessary, you will find a POSO form here. Learn more about B.C. Government Purchasing Cards here.

How much does it cost?

  • Cost is dependent upon the job classification and differs for each supplier. The price list next to each supplier below shows the total breakdown of all costs. Each supplier has different hourly rates for each job classification and a separate fee for retained hires
  • Additional information can be obtained by contacting the supplier directly

Have any questions?

Email the Procurement Services Branch to reach the commodity manager

List of vendors/suppliers:

GREATER VICTORIA

Angus One Professional Recruitment
Suite 1800 - 777 Hornby St
Vancouver  BC  V6Z 1S4

contact:  Janice Borsholt
phone:  604 609-7190

toll-free:  1 888 682-8367

Pricing/Schedule B  
CS-000707
Accepts pCard  

Better Choice Staffing Ltd
1124 Blanshard St
Victoria  BC  V8W 2M7


contact:  Anna Smith
phone:  250 590-5120

Pricing/Schedule B 
CS-000704
Accepts pCard  

Talentcor
1124 Fort St
Victoria  BC  V8V 3K8

contact:  Rose Arsenault
phone:  250 381-3254

contact:  Karen Russell
phone:  250 381-3254

Pricing/Schedule B
CS-000705

KAMLOOPS

Adecco Employment Services Ltd
150, 5890 No. 3 Road
Richmond  BC  V6X 3P6

contact:  Stephanie Lyle
toll-free:  1 877 273-4345

Pricing/Schedule B
CS-000712
Accepts pCard  

Platinum Personnel
202, 1475 Ellis St
Kelowna  BC  V1Y 2A3

contact:  Sherri Chapman
toll-free:  1 800 652-1511

Pricing/Schedule B 
CS-000713
Accepts pCard  

KOOTENAYS

Adecco Employment Services Ltd
150, 5890 No. 3 Road
Richmond  BC  V6X 3P6

contact:  Stephanie Lyle
toll-free:  1 877 273-4345

Pricing/Schedule B
CS-000712
Accepts pCard  

LOWER MAINLAND

Altis Human Resources(Vancouver) Inc
Suite 400, 905 West Pender St,
Vancouver  BC  V6C 1L6

contact:  Lynda Connerty
phone:  604 408-8862

Pricing/Schedule B 
CS-000710
Accepts pCard  

Hunt Personnel /
 Temporarily Yours of Canada

760, 789 West Pender St,
Vancouver  V6C 1H2

contact:  Sarita DeVries
phone:  604 689-8558 ext. 122

Pricing/Schedule B
CS-000711
Accepts pCard  

Talentcor
1210, 333 Seymour St
Vancouver  BC   V6B 5A6

contact:  Nicole Bradfield
phone:  604 630-5608

contact:  Caroline Cullen
phone:  604 638-3066

phone:  604 698-7717

Pricing/Schedule B
CS-000705

NANAIMO

Angus One Professional Recruitment
Suite 1800 - 777 Hornby St
Vancouver  BC V6Z 1S4

contact:  Janice Borsholt
phone:  604 609-7190
toll-free:  1 888 682-8367

Pricing/Schedule B 
CS-000707
Accepts pCard  

Randstad Canada
420, 730 View St
Victoria  BC   V8W 3Y7

contact:  Louise Ward
phone:  250 383-1389
or
contact:  Shannon.Brown
phone:  604 408-2772

Pricing/Schedule B 
CS-000578 
Accepts pCard  

StaffQuest Placement Group
(formerly Express Employment Professionals)
3, 2025 Bowen Rd
Nanaimo  BC  V9S 5W6

contact:  Melodi Wood
phone:  250 751-2717

Pricing/Schedule B
CS-000709
Accepts pCard  

 

NORTH

Adecco Employment Services Ltd
1150, 505 Burrard St
Vancouver  BC   V7X 1M4

contact:  Natalie Dupont
toll-free:  1 877 699-7117

Pricing/Schedule B
CS-000712
Accepts pCard  

OKANAGAN

Adecco Employment Services Ltd
150, 5890 No. 3 Road
Richmond  BC  V6X 3P6

contact:  Stephanie Lyle
toll-free:  1 877 273-4345

Pricing/Schedule B 
CS-000712
Accepts pCard  

Platinum Personnel & Business Services Inc.
202, 1475 Ellis Street
Kelowna  BC  V1Y 2A3

contact:  Sherri Chapman
toll-free:  1 800 652-1511

Pricing/Schedule B 
CS-000713
Accepts pCard  

Important Information

  • This supply arrangement expires April 30, 2018 and has one option to renew for an additional two-year term
  • Temporary help services for bargaining unit positions must not exceed 30 calendar days
  • *Pricing information is confidential and must not be shared with suppliers
  • **Obtain a copy of the complete terms and conditions applying to this supply arrangement

Contact Information

Email the Procurement Services Branch to reach the Commodity Manager
Telephone: 250 387-7300
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