Temp Work is a Wise Choice

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“If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.” 
— Martin Luther King


Looking for work but not sure what you want to do? Want a job with flexibility that suits your lifestyle? Consider temporary employment. It’s a great way to build your resume while keeping your foot in the door with many different companies and industries across Canada.

Temp work is also great for new Canadians looking for experience or those looking to get permanent residency. With the labour market being so tight right now, Canadian businesses are relying on foreign workers and international students to fill the void. Statistics Canada showed that the number of Temporary Foreign Workers grew seven-times as high as it had been in the new Millennium. 

This means there are plenty of vacancies and opportunities out there, you just need to seek them out. 

Other benefits of choosing temporary work is the potential for it to turn into a long-term, permanent position. Your temp position could end up being a trial for a full-time job. Even if the job doesn’t lead to a long-term position, it’s a wonderful opportunity to build your network.

By temping you will be introduced to many people – these people can provide you with references, introduce you to others in similar fields and help you tap into the hidden job market – jobs that aren’t necessarily listed online, especially saturated job boards or other trending channels. Read more about networking on LinkedIn’s article “The Top 10 Reasons Why Networking Is Still Important In 2022.”


Why You Should Temp with Staff Shop

While there are plenty of apps out there that promise to make temping easy, there are several reasons why you should deal with a legitimate staffing agency instead.

With the gig economy becoming more of a reality, Staff Shop stands out in what it provides for workers.

Rather than having to figure out your own taxes, Staff Shop does the heavy lifting for you by taking the proper tax deductions off your pay, providing you with a weekly pay cheque paid through direct deposit and issuing a T4 during tax season. You will also get vacation pay.

We follow all provincial government regulations regarding your rights as an employee. Your personal information will always be kept completely confidential. You will be registered as an employee, which offers you a level of protection you cannot get just as a gig worker.

While other staffing companies or apps might seem flashy, Staff Shop uses advanced technology for scheduling and communication amongst teams – you can download our app too, and accept or decline shifts at your convenience all year round! We also have the advantage of having actual Staffing Experts available as points of contact when you need something.


Join us or Hire us

Apply now by checking out our job board to see current opportunities. Staff Shop specializes in the hospitality industry, as well as professional services and more. We also love to highlight the staffing services we provide for flagship events across Canada such as:

  • Venues for major league baseball, hockey, basketball, football and soccer
  • Large concerts and charity events and annual festivals
  • National golf and tennis pro tournaments

Contact us today for more information!


“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” — Alexander Graham Bell



Staff Shop Inc. is a privately held Canadian-Indigenous-Women owned staffing and consulting firm servicing Canada I USA I Caribbean as an award-winning diverse supplier, certified with CCAB, CAMSC, WBE & WEConnect International.

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