What Is Seasonal Employment?

Seasonal employment is temporary work in order to meet the needs of an organization during specific periods of the year generally referred to as seasons.

How Does Seasonal Employment Work?

Any organization can offer seasonal employment if its activities require more workforce due to increased demand or temporary conditions. Tourism industries often offer seasonal employment to sustain their operations during busy times of the year. Agricultural industries depend on climate.

Seasonal employment has a fixed term set at the end of the seasonal period. Seasonal employees can benefit from employment insurance when their seasonal contract ends.

What Are Examples of Seasonal Employment?

Common examples of industries where seasonal employment is common include:

  • Construction;
  • Restaurant;
  • Tourism;
  • Agriculture;
  • Landscaping.

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