[ Browse by Service Category : Job Situations : Sub-Topics of Alternative/Contingent Employment Situations (10) ]

Day Labour

Programs that provide safe places for day labourers to wait to be picked up or otherwise assist people to obtain skilled or unskilled work that is available and paid for by the day.

[ View Programs and Services (1) ]

Independent Contract Work

Programs that provide or assist people in obtaining employment in which they function as independent contractors, consultants, freelance workers or other similar arrangements.

[ View Programs and Services (1) ]

Seasonal Employment

Programs that provide or assist people in obtaining work arrangements that are available at a predictable time during a portion of the year based on fluctuations in demand. Construction and agriculture are examples of occupational areas that are typically seasonal in nature.

[ View Programs and Services (1) ]

Temporary Employment

Programs that provide or assist people in obtaining employment arrangements that are temporary in nature. Included are temporary help agencies that pay workers to fill temporary positions in other organizations while permanent staff are on vacation or otherwise unavailable and organizations that provide temporary positions for individuals who are chronically unemployed and retain the position on a time-limited basis as a transition to permanent employment.

[ View Programs and Services (7) ]

The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


Please Note: Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this database is accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive. The Community Information Centre of Ottawa (CIC) cannot assume liability resulting from errors or omissions. Inclusion of a programme or service does not imply endorsement, nor does omission reflect on the contribution that an organization makes in a community. The reader should verify the information before acting on it.

This Site is linked to other websites that are not under the control of and are not maintained by the Community Information Centre of Ottawa (CIC). The CIC is not responsible for the content of those websites. The CIC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link to such websites does not imply endorsement by the CIC of those websites. Anyone linking to this site must comply with these Terms and all applicable laws.