Class 8512 - Labour supply services of Central Product Classification (CPC) Version 2.1 includes these subclasses:

This class includes:

  • provision of labour services to clients through a variety of types of contracts

85121 Contract staffing services

This subclass includes:

  • finding individual contractors to fill positions on the basis of written contracts that stipulate the deliverables for which the client has contracted, as well as specific terms and conditions of employment

Note: Under the terms of this agreement, the service provider has legal rights and duties with respect to the individual contractors. The individual contractors are normally responsible for their own payroll deductions and government filings.

85122 Temporary staffing services

This subclass includes:

  • supplying personnel for temporary work assignments

Note: The temporary staffing firm hires its own employees and assigns/supplies them to clients to support or supplement the client's workforce in work situations such as employee absences, temporary skill shortages, seasonal workloads, and special assignments and projects. The employees are on the payroll of the temporary staffing firm which is legally responsible for their actions, but when working they are under the direct supervision of the client. The temporary staffing firm specifies the pay, benefits, etc. of the employee.

85123 Long-term staffing (payrolling) services

This subclass includes:

  • supplying personnel for extended work assignments

Note: Under the terms of this arrangement, the client may recruit the person or persons hired by the staffing firm and assigned to their place of work, or transfer a portion of their existing workforce to the staffing firm. Long-term employees are placed on the payroll of the staffing firm, which is legally responsible for their actions, but when working they are supervised by the client. This service includes labour leasing, staff leasing, employee leasing, extended employee staffing and payrolling. The services of Professional Employer Organizations (PEO's) are not included.

This subclass does not include:

85124 Temporary staffing-to-permanent placement services

This subclass includes:

  • supplying of personnel for temporary employment with the expectation of permanent work at the end of a trial period with the client

Note: The employee remains on the payroll of the temporary help staffing firm until the hiring decision is made at which time he or she becomes an employee of the client or, if not, returns to the temporary help staffing firm. This service may include training, counselling, assessment, and resume upgrading.

85125 Co-employment staffing services

This subclass includes:

  • supplying of personnel through a staffing arrangement in which an organization, i.e. a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), co-employs a client's workforce

Note: The PEO and the client enter into a contractual agreement whereby the rights and responsibilities in respect of co-employees are shared or allocated, with the service provider assuming responsibility for certain activities as agreed with the client. These range from basic to fullservice packages.


Product of: #isic7810 - Activities of employment placement agencies, #isic7820 - Temporary employment agency activities, #isic7830 - Other human resources provision
Coding hashtag: #cpc8512


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