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 three situations in which THS can be used:

Important notice

The following are some of the important changes that have been recently made to our method of supply:

Services and information

Supply Arrangement

Details of the supply arrangement (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 Temporary Help Services in the National Capital Region.

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 CPSS 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 temporary help services 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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