Industry Statistics:

ACSESS - Statistics Canada report on the industry 2013

Dear ACSESS members,

Please click on link below to view the 2013 Statistics Canada report on the industry released earlier today.

Operating revenue for the employment services industry totalled $12.5 billion in 2013. Operating expenses amounted to $12.0 billion, resulting in an operating profit margin of 3.7%.

The employment services industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in the permanent placement, executive search, contract staffing, temporary staffing and co-employment staffing services.

Salaries, wages and benefits represented the largest expense item for the industry, accounting for 64.4% of total operating expenses, followed by subcontract expenses at 23.2%.

Most of the industry's operating revenue was generated in Ontario (51.1%), followed by Alberta (25.4%) and Quebec (12.0%).

The business sector is the primary client of the employment services industry, accounting for 86.7% of sales in 2013, while government and public institutions accounted for 10.6%.

Employment services, 2013 - Released: 2015-09-17

Report on the 2013 Survey of Employment Services - ENGLISH (PDF Format)

Report on the 2013 Survey of Employment Services - FRANÇAIS (PDF Format)

The Benefits of Flexible Labour
  • The advantages of temporary work are recognized by workers, businesses, 
    economists and policymakers. It affords flexibility, training, supplemental income - and a bridge to permanent employment for those who are out of work or changing jobs.
  • The growing number of temporary employees are highly paid and highly skilled technical, computer and health care workers who choose temporary and contract work as a preferred employment option because of the flexibility, independence, and in some cases, higher pay.
  • Staffing firms supply employees in every industry in every job category, from unskilled industrial labour, assembly and production work, office and clerical support, to technical, scientific, professional and managerial positions. 
  • Staffing firms provide a wide range of human resource services such as recruiting, skills assessment, skills training and upgrading, risk management, and payroll and benefits administration – allowing customers to concentrate on their core businesses.

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