Temporary help services for the National Capital Region
The temporary help services (THS) supply arrangement (SA) is the mandatory method of supply designed to assist federal departments in the National Capital Region (NCR) with their procurement of temporary help for an assignment period that does not exceed 48 consecutive weeks.
There are only 3 situations in which THS can be used:
- when a public servant is absent for a temporary period of time
- when there is a requirement for additional staff during a temporary workload increase, in which there is an insufficient number of public servants available to meet the requirement
- a position is vacant and staffing action is being completed
How security clearance changes affect our methods of supply.
Services and information
Details of the SA including terms and conditions and instructions on how to use the SA.
Temporary help services at a glance
An overview of the business rules governing THS in the NCR.
Streams and categories
All temp help streams and categories covered by the current version of THS.
Useful tools for client departments wishing to contract via THS.
Request for supply arrangement
Suppliers without a current SA interested in providing services via THS must download the most current version of our RFSA and use it to bid in the Centralized Professional Services System ePortal. New bids are evaluated quarterly.
Temporary help services announcements
A timeline of notices, changes and improvements in the life of THS.
Temporary help services regional contact information
Find out about the various methods of supply for THS in other regions of Canada.
Client satisfaction form
We encourage client feedback for further development of the THS tool in the NCR.
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