Temporary Labour - A Cut Above


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We are always looking for temporary labourers of all experience levels (including ticketed carpenters) to work with our national clients. If you are handy with a broom, can swing a hammer or use a shovel, and want to work in the construction industry, contact us! We have work for you! We also have work for those interested in working in manufacturing or warehousing. What we offer is a friendly team to assist you to not only find work, but to keep you working. Moving from client to client, you get the opportunity to experience many different work sites, and to meet lots of travelers and friendly local Canadians.

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“Pristine labour was a great company to work for because they were able to find work for me in commercial construction in the Vancouver area. If you are just as committed as they are in finding work for you. You will have a great working relationship with the pristine team.”

- Philipp (Australia)

"One of the best Labour firms I've worked for, who treat you equally as everyone else. They ensure your safety as top priority, and make sure your enjoying your workplace and work colleagues! Great time working alongside a professional team. I will always recommend this company to hard workers if you need the work! Thank you, my first choice in the future!"

- Edward (Canada)

"I have worked for Pristine Labour for almost two years. During that time I have been steadily employed through Pristine. When one contract ended they were always quick to find me a new one. If you prove you are honest, hard working and reliable, the Pristine team will look after you extremely well. Living away from home Pristine Labour helped me meet lots of new friends and professional contacts. I've really enjoyed working for Pristine Labour and would have no hesitation in working for them again."

- Patrick (Ireland)

"I want to thank you for being an amazing company. I appreciate all the support you have given me along these two months. Pristine is the exception in the general labour field, I have never been treated so well, all these acts create a big gap between Pristine and the others"

- Rafael (Brazil)

"I would like to thank you for the work you provided me last winter. During those days, the work you offered was an enormous help to me, much more than just a job. I am very grateful to you and your firm. Thanks"

- Mike (Canada)

"It was my pleasure to be Pristine's employee"

- Caroline (Brazil)

"Thanks heaps for the job opportunity and being an absolutely awesome agency. Seriously your team rocks!"

- Nicholas (New Zealand)

"Thank you, for being such a great company to work for and helping make my Canadian adventure special"

- Richard (UK)

"It was a pleasure working with Pristine Labour, and I am extremely grateful for everything you did for me. Without you I don't know where I'd be, but it's very possible I may have had to go back home. You played a huge part in my getting a full time job, and therefore in my staying in Vancouver, and for that I am eternally grateful."

- Michael (Ireland)

"I would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank you for finding me continued placements around the city. The positive messages from Manny and the team certainly helped to keep me motivated in the early hours of the morning. You guys truly are a well oiled machine, I really appreciated your professionalism and pro-activeness with keeping me informed of work etc."

- Steven (Australia)

Does a person read my resume?

At Pristine Labour, your resumé is read and assessed by an experienced HR professional. We acknowledge all applications received but only those candidates considered suitable for working with Pristine Labour will be offered the opportunity to come in for an interview.

How often do I get paid?

Pristine Labour pays all team members by cheque every two weeks. We take out all applicable taxes and insurances so that you don’t have to worry about these things yourself. This helps you to budget and manage your finances.

Do I need a special uniform or other items of clothing?

You provide your own personal protection equipment – steel toe work boots, a hard hat and hi visibility vest. Pristine Labour will provide you with all other incidental safety equipment such as gloves, dust mask and safety glasses.

How do you keep in touch?

Although we are easily reached by phone or email, we have found that text messaging via a cell phone or smart phone is a quick and efficient way to communicate with our employees.

What kind of safety training do you provide?

Safety of our employees is the number one priority for Pristine Labour. We want to make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities on the job site. Prior to attending an interview, you will complete an online safety orientation and quiz and your results will be reviewed during your interview. Furthermore, when we meet in person, we provide you with an overview on safety in the workplace as well as a Safety Handbook and further information from WorkSafeBC.

What happens if I work for a while then decide to travel and come back later?

As a temporary recruitment agency, we understand that you may be interested in a flexible work option, and we are OK with that! Communication is the key – we want to know when you can work and when you can’t. Always keep in touch with us for the best opportunities with our company!

Do I get paid overtime?

We pay our employees according to the Employment Standards Act of BC. For more information please visit their website and their Hours of Work and Overtime Fact Sheet.

How do statutory holidays work in Vancouver, Canada

We pay our workers statutory holiday pay according to the Employment Standards Act of BC. If you work 15 of the previous 30 days prior to a statutory holiday, then you are entitled to statutory holiday pay. Although a temporary recruitment agency that can’t promise or guarantee work, if you are still employed and actively working with Pristine Labour after a statutory holiday, and meet the average day’s pay rule, then we will pay you statutory holiday pay. Statutory holiday pay is one day’s average wages. For more information please read the Employment Standards Branch Statutory Holiday Fact Sheet.

How do I get to and from work?

You are responsible for getting yourself to and from a worksite, and you are not paid for travel time. For information on bus and Skytrain routes and schedules, visit Translink to plan your trip. Translink is the most accurate way to find out all of the bus and train routes in the Lower Mainland. Or try Google Maps if you are driving, cycling or walking.

What type of work will I do?

A typical workday is 8 hours, generally starting around 7:00 am. For our construction clients, you could do anything from general site clean-up, to assisting qualified tradesmen. Light manufacturing can be even more varied from general warehouse work to food manufacturing. Every day can be different in temporary labour.

If you are qualified in a trade, particularly carpenters, then we seek to find you work in your field of expertise.

I am new to Vancouver, where can I stay?

There are lots of hostels you could stay in initially until you find somewhere permanent to live. One of these hostels is the Samesun

Want to see British Columbia and Alberta?

Take a trip on the Moose Bus.