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 (Read more…). 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 http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/ and their Hours of Work and Overtime Fact Sheet. (http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/facshts/hours_of_work_and_overtime.htm)

How do statutory holidays work in Vancouver, Canada

We pay our employees 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 visit http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/ and their Statutory Holiday Fact Sheet (http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/facshts/statutory_holidays.htm)

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. Click here for more information: Translink. If you’re driving. If you’re cycling.

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.