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?

What can I buy?

What do I need to know?

How do I access these services?

How much does it cost?

Have any questions?

List of vendors/suppliers

Important Information

Who can buy from this supply arrangement?

This supply arrangement is available to

  • B.C. government ministries
  • B.C. broader public sector

What can I buy?

Temporary Help and Auxiliary Referral Services for the following job classifications:

  • Clerk 9
  • Clerk 11
  • Clerk Stenographer 9
  • Clerk Stenographer 11
  • Office Assistant 6
  • Office Assistant 7
  • Stockworker 6
  • Stockworker 7

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 Document (formerly POSO) to pay for the service.

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

Angus One Professional Recruitment

Suite 1800 - 777 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC  V6Z 1S4

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

Pricing/Schedule B (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000707**


Better Choice Staffing Ltd

1124 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 2M7

contact:  Anna Smith
phone:  250 590-5120

Pricing/Schedule B (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000704**


Design Staffing Group Inc. dba Talentcor

1124 Fort Street
Victoria, BC  V8V 3K8

contact:  Rose Arsenault
phone:  250 381-3254

contact:  Karen Russell
phone:  250 381-3254

Pricing/Schedule B (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000705**

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 (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000712**


Platinum Personnel

202, 1475 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 2A3

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

Pricing/Schedule B (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000713**

 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 (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000712**

Altis Human Resources (Vancouver) Inc

Suite 400, 905 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1L6

contact:  Lynda Connerty
phone:  604 408-8862

Pricing/Schedule B (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000710**


Design Staffing Group Inc. dba Talentcor

1210, 333 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC   V6B 5A6

contact:  Nicole Bradfield
phone:  604 630-5608

contact:  Caroline Cullen
phone:  604 638-3066

Pricing/Schedule B (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000705**


Hunt Personnel /Temporarily Yours of Canada

760, 789 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1H2

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

Pricing/Schedule B (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000711**

 

Angus One Professional Recruitment

Suite 1800 - 777 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1S4

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

Pricing/Schedule B (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000707**


Randstad Canada

420, 730 View Street
Victoria, BC   V8W 3Y7

contact:  Louise Ward
phone:  250 383-1389

contact:  Shannon Brown
phone:  604 408-2772

Pricing/Schedule B (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000578**


StaffQuest Placement Group (formerly Express Employment Professionals)

3, 2025 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC  V9S 5W6

contact:  Melodi Wood
phone:  250 751-2717

Pricing/Schedule B (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000709**

 

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

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

Pricing/Schedule B (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000712**

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 (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000712**


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 (XLS, 45 KB)
CS-000713**

 

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 terms and conditions for temporary help (PDF, 350 KB)