Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Professional employer organizations - 56133


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing human resources and human resource management services to clients. These establishments operate in a co-employment relationship with client businesses of organizations and are specialized in performing a wide range of human resource and personnel management duties, such as payroll accounting, payroll tax return preparation, benefits administration, recruiting, and managing labour relations.

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    Professional employer establishments typically acquire and lease back some or all of the employees of their clients and serve as the employer of the leased employees for payroll, benefits and related purposes. Professional employer establishments exercise varying degrees of decision making relating to their human resource or personnel management role, but do not have management accountability for the work of their clients' operations with regard to strategic planning, output or profitability.

    Example Activities:
    Professional employer organizations


    Establishments primarily engaged in:
    supplying workers for limited periods of time to supplement the work force of the client (561320, Temporary Help Services).

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0-99 Employees


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