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Calgary Staffing Agency

How to Use a Temp Agency to Hire Employees

Working with our leading Calgary temp agency can help you quickly fill those vacant construction jobs with skilled, experienced workers.   Working with a temp agency is a great staffing solution…

Calgary Staffing

Importance of Working For the Right Temp Agency

Looking for a reliable labor placement company in Calgary? Matrix is a leading staffing agency that helps match you to the best labor jobs in Edmonton, Calgary & beyond.   One of the smartest…

Construction Jobs In Calgary

Making the Most of Your Job Search With a Temp Agency

Looking for vacant construction labor jobs in Calgary or Edmonton? Here's what to expect when you work with a leading temp agency like Matrix.   While there continues to be a growth in new…

Calgary Temp Agency

How a Temp Agency Can Promote Safety on Your Construction Site

Looking to increase the safety on your Calgary construction site? Using a temp agency to help fill vacant labor jobs can help!  Health and safety is very important in all industries, but…

Matrix State of the Union

Matrix State of the Union

Update from Founder & CEO Shannon Warren As we start to see evidence of our economy recovering, I thought this would be an appropriate time to update you all on the progress of our companies and…

Calgary Staffing, Labour Jobs in Calgary, Construction Jobs in Calgary

The Ins & Outs of Working With Temporary Workers

Looking to fill that vacant labor job in Calgary? Learn about the changing face of temporary employment and how our staffing solutions can help your construction business grow.   It’s not just…

Calgary Staffing Agency

Industries That Benefit Most From Hiring Temp Agencies

Looking for innovative staffing solutions that will help your company grow? Here are the top Calgary businesses that benefit most from hiring a temp agency.   Whether you are a small company or…

Calgary Temp Agency

Is Hiring Temp Workers The Right Staffing Solution For You?

Do you need to fill a vacant construction job in Calgary? Find out why hiring temp workers might be your best staffing solution.   At Matrix Labor Leasing, a leading Calgary temp agency, we have…

Kris Rudy

Choose a temp agency

5 Factors To Consider When Selecting a Temp Agency

Looking to fill vacant labor jobs in Calgary? The right temp agency can help create customized staffing solutions to meet all your labor staffing needs. Benefits of Working With a Temp Agency in…

Temporary workers

How a Staffing Firm Can Mitigate The Concerns of Working With Temporary Workers

Temporary workers play an important role in many companies. But are they the right staffing solution for your business? Pros & cons of hiring a temp employee for that construction labor job. As…

Workforce Cost

What Is The True Cost of Your Workforce?

Our mandate is to consistently deliver accurate, cost-effective, and best in class labour supply solutions to our Industrial, Construction, Oil and Gas clients across Western Canada.  Supporting our…

find top construction talent calgary

How to Find Top Talent For That Vacant Construction Job

Looking for skilled workers to fill that construction job vacancy? Here’s how our Calgary labor staffing company can help you attract & keep talented employees. Behind every great company,…

temp vs independent workers

Temp Worker vs Independent Contractor

Are you looking for a skilled worker to fill that vacant construction job in Calgary or Edmonton? Learn whether temporary workers or contractors are the right option for you. Overview As more…

Temporary Workers

Benefits of Hiring Temporary Workers

Temporary workers play a vital role in many construction companies. Find out if they are the right staffing solution for your business. Overview Are you looking for an affordable and efficient…

Staffing Solutions and Temp Agency Calgary

Importance of Keeping Your Employees Happy on The Construction Site

The high demand for construction jobs coupled with a severe shortage of skilled workers is creating a significant staffing challenge for companies looking to hire and retain the best talent. In…

Construction Staffing and Construction Labour Jobs Calgary

2017 Construction Trends to Watch Out For

The construction industry was undoubtedly one of the hardest-hit during the recent recession. Some of the long-term effects were: Construction labor job losses Lower total construction…

Calgary Construction Staffing Trends

Keeping up With Current Staffing Trends

Keep ahead of this year’s blue collar staffing trends & stay competitive as the construction industry changes and grows in 2017. You’ve likely already set your goals and objectives for 2017,…

Temp Agency Calgary

Advantages of Joining a Temp Agency

Working with a leading temp agency can be a very rewarding experience and can help add valuable skills to your resume. Choosing labor jobs on a temporary basis for a range of different…

Construction Staffing Solutions Calgary

How Our Calgary Construction Staffing Solutions Save You Money

No matter the size of your company, finding and retaining talent can be a difficult and expensive task. These costs only increase if you make a bad staffing decision. Hiring a temp agency to take…

Now Hiring: Integrity & Corrosion Specialist

NOW HIRING: Integrity & Corrosion Specialist

Now Hiring: Integrity and Corrosion Specialist in Grande Prairie Area Responsible For: Working with the Operating Unit Staff, the Integrity Management Coordinator and the Chief Inspector to…

Blue Collar Staffing Calgary

How to Work Successfully With a Blue Collar Staffing Agency

Choosing to work with a blue collar staffing agency can provide many benefits, in addition to paying your bills. Your skills stay up-to-date and you may get an inside track to a more permanent…

Construction Labour Jobs Calgary

4 Ways To Attract & Keep New Construction Employees

It’s no secret that the construction industry is facing a skilled worker shortage. The recent recession saw many construction workers leaving the industry, and now, finding quality workers to fill…

Construction Staffing Solutions Calgary

How To Improve Construction Client Communication

Aside from investing in the right staffing solutions, concise client communication is one of the most critical components of the construction job. Poor communication on a building project can…

Labour Jobs in Calgary

The Impact of The Electrician Shortage

With blue-collar workers aging out of construction jobs faster than they can be replaced, the country is facing a serious electrician shortage. There may be young prospects learning the trade and…

Temp agency

How To Work Successfully With a Temp Agency

There are two things any company, large or small, are trying to save: Time & Money. No matter the size of your business, engaging in the services of an experienced staffing solutions agency can…

Temp Agency Calgary

4 Ways To Improve Productivity On A Construction Site

One of the major setbacks for any construction project is a loss of productivity that results in delays and loss of funds. That is why, as an employer, you require staffing solutions that are…

Staffing Solutions Calgary

Top Construction Careers

5 Top Paying Construction Jobs in Canada Working in construction can be strenuous and intense but it can also bring opportunities to find rewarding and high-paying jobs. While some roles require…

Short term labour jobs Calgary

Pros and Cons of Being a Construction Worker

What is it like to work in Construction? With a career in construction, you will be a part of a global industry and have a variety of exciting and rewarding construction jobs to choose…

Calgary Temp Agency

Canada's Shift To Temporary Workers

Looking for a Labor Job in Calgary? What Canada’s Shift to Temporary Workers Could Mean For You According to Statistics Canada, temporary work has grown at more than triple the pace than…

Calgary Staffing Company

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Construction Career

As Canada’s population grows, new infrastructure, houses and commercial property continue to be built. The construction industry is ever changing through new challenges and exciting innovations and…

Calgary Safety

Improving Safety Standards of Small Construction Businesses

Promoting a strong safety culture on construction jobs not only reduces the amount of injuries and fatalities, but also impacts other business aspects such as productivity and competitiveness. And…

Calgary Labour Staffing

Construction Jobs On the Rise Despite Economic Downturn

Employment news in Calgary has been dominated this year by continual announcements of layoffs particularly within the oil industry. But despite the doom and gloom, some industries have recently…

Labour Placement Calgary

How To Mitigate The Dangers of Working From Heights

A construction job exposes workers to a wide range of hazards. In particular, falling from heights is a growing occurrence and has been reported to account for one in five serious injuries on the…

Construction Job Resumes

6 Resume Tips For Construction Workers

Once upon a time, a glowing recommendation was enough to land a construction labour job in Calgary.  But with the increase in competition, many employers now want to see a resume to find out exactly…

personal safety equipment calgary

A Basic Guide to Personal Safety Equipment

Construction site safety is everyone’s concern, and one of our top priorities at Matrix Labour Leasing. Personal safety equipment is an important part of staying safe on the job, so you should…

Matrix Connect

Searching for a Job?

With oil prices dropping to new lows and companies like Husky announcing a new round of layoffs competition for jobs in Alberta continues to increase. Simply submitting a resume that showcases your…

Calgary Construction Jobs

What $700 Million in Infrastructure Spending Means for Alberta Workers

As workers across the province continue to feel the pinch of a slow economy the federal government has stepped up to try and jumpstart the economy. This week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally…

Long Lake Explosion

Workplace Safety Brought to Forefront After Fatal Nexen Explosion

Canadians everywhere were deeply shocked and saddened when they learned last Friday that there had been a fatal explosion at Nexen Energy’s Long Lake oilsands plant. The explosion, which occurred…

Construction Safety

Dress for the Weather

Canadian winters are cold, making outdoor workers susceptible to illnesses like hypothermia and injuries such as frostbite. Hypothermia occurs when your body’s core temperature drops below the…

Matrix Labour Leasing

Though the Oil Sector is Suffering, the Construction Sector is Set to Grow

Canada’s Federal Employment Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk recently met with Calgary business, municipal and economic leaders to discuss the current economic difficulties facing the province. Though…

Construction Safety

The Importance of Proper Winter Construction Boots

As winter finally settles in, many construction workers across Calgary will be bundling up for work. Cold weather, snow and ice present new safety risks that need to be taken into account. One of…

Winter Driving Safety

Winter Driving Safety

Safety awareness shouldn’t end as soon as you step off the job site. As many Matrix employees make their way home for the holidays we want to ensure that everyone drives safely. Here are 4 things…

Why Work For Matrix?

Why Work For Matrix?

With the price of oil dropping every day and the Canadian dollar sinking with it times are tough in Alberta. As the oil sector hemorrhages jobs Calgarians of all walks of life hold their breath,…

Construction Sector Remains Strong Despite Economic Downturn

Construction Sector Remains Strong Despite Economic Downturn

With more layoffs in the oil and gas sector being announced every day a lot of Calgarians are worried about their own jobs. However, it turns out that oil, gas and mining jobs total 175,000 jobs in…

Matrix Labour Leasing Helps Construction Workers Weather the Storm

Matrix Labour Leasing Helps Construction Workers Weather the Storm

As the oil and gas sector announces more layoffs every week Calgarians are nervous about their futures and job security. Construction workers and skilled tradespeople in particular can be vulnerable…

8 Things to Remember to Help You Stay Safe on the Work Site

8 Things to Remember to Help You Stay Safe on the Work Site

Workplace injuries can be easily avoided if you practice safe work habits. To help keep your body in top shape here are 8 things that you should remember to do. Always wear the appropriate safety…

Letter from Shannon Warren

Letter from Our Founder

Thank you for taking the time to review our prospectus.  My name is Shannon Warren and I am the CEO and founder of Matrix Labour Leasing, one of the fastest-growing staffing agency for Alberta’s…

The Matrix Advantage

The Matrix Advantage

A construction site can be a dangerous place. That is why Matrix, a COR certified company, requires all employees to have the appropriate safety training for the task at hand and enforces strict…

Why Work at Matrix?

Why Work at Matrix?

In these tough economic times you need to know you are working for a company that has your best interests at heart. That is why more and more tradespeople are turning to Matrix Labour Leasing. Here…

A Team of Experts

A Team of Experts

In every industry you need to know you can count on your workers, and no more so than in the construction industry. You need to know that each member of your team is qualified for the job and knows…

Is CalgaryNEXT The Next Job Creator in Calgary?

Is CalgaryNEXT The Next Job Creator in Calgary?

Last week’s article discussed an overview of Calgary’s newly proposed mega-sports arena, CalgaryNEXT. If the proposal is accepted, the new arena will replace the McMahon Stadium as well as the…

The Advantage of Networking

The Advantage of Networking

With more layoffs announced each day finding well paid work in Alberta is seeming like a more and more daunting task. The old adage that it isn’t what you know it is who you know is becoming even…

Hypothermia

Hypothermia

Work doesn’t stop just because winter is coming. The risk of getting hypothermia is increasing, but that doesn’t mean you need to fall victim to it. What is Hypothermia? Hypothermia is what…

Winter Safety on the Worksite

Winter Safety on the Worksite

Here at Matrix Labour Leasing safety is always our top priority. Winter brings a whole bunch of new dangers to construction sites. Luckily we can keep ourselves and our co-workers safe by using our…

Looking for a Job?

Looking for a Job?

Though the economy may be facing tough times Calgary’s construction industry is still going strong. With the new CalgaryNEXT stadium, the C-Train Green Line and the revitalization of Calgary’s…

4 Ways to Protect Workers from H2S

4 Ways to Protect Workers from H2S

H2S--also known as sour gas, sewer gas, and stink damp--is a highly toxic gas that appears naturally in the earth in petroleum and natural gas. Although it does not strike often, when it does, it is…

Fall Protection Statistics for Construction Safety

Fall Protection Statistics for Construction Safety

In Canada, more than 40,000 workers get hurt each year because of fall accidents. Fall accidents represent a large percentage of “lost-time injuries” accepted by workers’ compensation boards…

What is a Certification of Recognition (COR)?

What is a Certification of Recognition (COR)?

A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is given to employers who create health and safety programs that meet established standards. A COR demonstrates that a certified auditor has evaluated the…

Work Safe Alberta: It's Your Job to Know your Job

Work Safe Alberta: It's Your Job to Know your Job

Work Safe Alberta, a government-led initiative to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, runs a scholarship contest every year for Albertan students. This contest gives students a…

Mike Legault

Mike Legault, Matrix Labour Leasing’s Vice President of Operations, was born and raised in Kitchener Ontario and attended York University. There he earned a bachelor of arts degree, with a heavy…

Matrix Connect

We’ve successfully built a social media platform that not only connects workers to employers in a friendlier way but also connects people to other people. It has a lot of social features like…

Calgary Labour Staffing: 3 Reasons Why Staffing Agencies Make A Huge Difference

Calgary Labour Staffing: 3 Reasons Why Staffing Agencies Make A Huge Difference

We all know that staffing agencies play a vital role in helping companies recruit talent and since staffing agencies are compensated for their results instead of activity level (like corporate…

How the Construction Industry Has Changed Over the Past 50 Years

How the Construction Industry Has Changed Over the Past 50 Years

The year was 1965: the race for space exploration was in full swing, the Vietnam War continued to divide a nation and Civil Rights protests broke out in U. S. streets. A lot has changed since 1965 and…

Are You CalgaryNEXT or CalgaryNOPE?

Are You CalgaryNEXT or CalgaryNOPE?

There has been a lot of hype from citizens regarding the newly proposed mega-sports arena (A. K. A CalgaryNEXT). This new arena will replace the Saddledome and the McMahon Stadium so that all Flames,…

The Matrix Advantage: Safety Excellence

The Matrix Advantage: Safety Excellence

In 2013, just about 1 out of 5 workplace fatalities occurred in the Construction Industry. OSHA recently reported that the main causes of these construction site deaths were falls, employees being…

Shannon Warren - CEO and Founder

From 2002 to 2015 Shannon took a 3 man basement start up to a 10 million dollar company that employs over 120 people. Shannon left his home town of Rexton, New Brunswick to frame houses in Vancouver. …

The Matrix Advantage: Safety Tickets

The Matrix Advantage: Safety Tickets

Take a drive around Calgary and you’ll see all the construction jobs sprouting up: new condos, office building renovations and replacing infrastructure. As one of Calgary’s premiere staffing…

The Matrix Advantage: Onsite Management Teams

The Matrix Advantage: Onsite Management Teams

Project Management is an integral role in any task.  In our experience, having access to management during projects creates cohesion and organization amongst employees, helps maintain scheduled…

The Matrix Advantage:  Employee Benefits

The Matrix Advantage: Employee Benefits

Whether you’re going through a staffing agency or on an independent basis, looking for a job is tough. After researching available opportunities and filing the proper paperwork, you finally find…

A Message From the President

A Message From the President

Although our economy has faced a few speed bumps recently, I strongly believe that the media is sensationalizing the magnitude of the downturn.   Like every responsible business we have been…

The Evolution of Workforce Placement - Matrix Labour Leasing

The Evolution of Workforce Placement - Matrix Labour Leasing

Born and raised in Rexton, New Brunswick, Shannon Warren moved to Vancouver in the late 1990s to work as a house framer. A few years later, in the early 2000s, he relocated to Calgary for something…

4 Signs You Are Working With The Wrong Staffing Agency

4 Signs You Are Working With The Wrong Staffing Agency

Establishing mutually beneficial partnerships is an important element of any business strategy.   Long-term corporate relationships can save your organization time and money. This is especially true…

Four-In-Four-Out

Four-In-Four-Out

The debate about temporary foreign workers in Canada is a heated one; no matter what position you take. Nevertheless, regulations announced in 2011 have gone into effect this past April, which…

Canadian Residential Construction Industry will need an additional 129000 skilled tradesmen over the next decade

Canadian Residential Construction Industry will need an additional 129000 skilled tradesmen over the next decade

Canada’s residential industry shows no signs of slowing down. Add to the equation the continued strength of new construction and an ageing workforce planning on retiring in the near future, there…

Construction Safety during the Rainy Season

Construction Safety during the Rainy Season

Calgary and Alberta are notoriously known for drastic weather changes in the blink of an eye. Thus far, the weather has been warm and sunny; however, ominous clouds are a reminder that thunder…

Partner Profile: StyleLabs

StyleLabs is a full service digital marketing firm specializing in Marketing Strategy, Web Development, Search Engine Optimization, Strategic Communications and Market Research.  As Matrix’…

Safety Gear on Construction Sites

Safety Gear on Construction Sites

It doesn’t matter what industry you work in, safety is key to continuing production and keeping a business a success. Employees don’t want to be out of work due to an injury, just as much as…

The Safety Mindset You Need On Alberta Construction Sites

The Safety Mindset You Need On Alberta Construction Sites

In last week’s blog we discussed the physical stress that worker’s bodies’ can endure on a construction site. In this week’s blog, we’re going to look at mindset and awareness which are…

Partner Profile: Merit Contractors Association

Partner Profile: Merit Contractors Association

Merit Contractors Association is a province-wide not-for-profit association comprised of over 1,400 contractor member firms that employ over 50,000 people in commercial, residential, and industrial…

Safety on Construction SItes

Safety on Construction SItes

Working in the construction industry in Alberta is a rewarding and prosperous career, but can also be physically demanding on your body. Using equipment, moving heavy loads and climbing scaffolds can…

Let's raise funds for Kids Cancer Care and the High Hopes Challenge

Let's raise funds for Kids Cancer Care and the High Hopes Challenge

As you may already know, I have signed up for the High Hopes Challenge with the Kids Cancer Care Foundation. This is a fantastic organization that helps children and their families in the fight…

Partner Profile: Stawowski McGill & Partners LLP

Every action we take impacts our client’s business,their life, and their path to success.  We understand where your business currently is and its potential for growth. The options for achieving…

Partner Profile: Mountain Industrial Safety Services

Our firm provides job specific training programs for Matrix employees and works to ensure all elements of their Disability management program are appropriately considered on every occasion. Our…

Partner Profile: BDO

The BDO team of trusted accountants and advisors has been proudly serving organizations in the Calgary area for over five decades. We are one of the largest accounting and advisory offices in the…

Edmonton Weathers the Storm

Edmonton Weathers the Storm

Even with current low oil prices, Edmonton’s future is looking bright! The Oilers are drafting top prospect Conner McDavid and, in bigger news, the city’s economy generated 4,800 new jobs in the…

The Need for Skilled Labour

The Need for Skilled Labour

The state of Michigan has garnered lots of notoriety in the past few years for all the wrong reasons. The state wanted to transform itself from being a powerhouse of skill workers in the auto…

Beware! How to Avoid Employment Scammers in the Construction Industry

Beware! How to Avoid Employment Scammers in the Construction Industry

The low oil prices have made for a tough and slow economy in Calgary. As if the job cuts weren’t hard enough to deal with, job seekers are now falling victim to opportunists that are promising…

Introducing Align Personnel

Introducing Align Personnel

Calgary’s Align Personnel has the focus of placing Indigenous craft labour in the Alberta oil and gas industry. With the company’s core values that are centred on people, Align’s mandate pairs…

Looking for a Construction Job in Alberta's Shrinking Market? Matrix Can Help

Looking for a Construction Job in Alberta's Shrinking Market? Matrix Can Help

Late last week, one of the hottest topics on the news was yet another downturn in the Alberta oil sands economy, which is resulting in job losses across the province, especially in Fort McMurray,…

Matrix Connect and the Alberta Labour Industry

Matrix Connect and the Alberta Labour Industry

One of the biggest barriers to connecting the right workers to the right employers in the Calgary construction industry, as well as the general labour industry in Calgary, Fort McMurray and Edmonton,…

Introducing Matrix Construction based in Calgary

Introducing Matrix Construction based in Calgary

The Western Canadian construction industry has, for years, felt the stinging need to skilled workers in the workplace. In Alberta and B. C. alone, 60,000 workers with specialized skills are currently…

Resume Writing Tips for Construction Workers

Resume Writing Tips for Construction Workers

The Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Calgary construction industries are hot and competitive. Standing out from the crowd is key to landing the best jobs in Calgary construction projects, whether…

Staying Safe on the Road

Staying Safe on the Road

Calgary streets can seem more dangerous then the Indianapolis speedway, and can make for an occupational hazard for people who earn a living driving. Unlike controlled worksites, driving services are…

Housing Starts Showing Promising Signs for Calgary Construction Industry

Housing Starts Showing Promising Signs for Calgary Construction Industry

For people who work in Calgary’s construction industry, there’s little to be concerned about when it comes to the city’s current economic conditions, if Calgary housing starts are any…

How to Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market

How to Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market

Showing potential employers your flexibility, exceptional work ethic and willingness to exceed expectations are great ways to stand out in Calgary’s competitive job market. With the state of…

Despite Slowing Oil Industry, Suncor Pushes Forward With Key Projects

Despite Slowing Oil Industry, Suncor Pushes Forward With Key Projects

Overview: Things are definitely slowing down for the oil industry in Alberta but despite this Suncor is still pushing forward with some of its flagship projects. Find out more in the blog…

The Importance of a Good Resume

The Importance of a Good Resume

Overview Getting a construction or labour job in Calgary can sometimes be a challenge – but it doesn't have to be that way! One of the easiest ways you can give yourself a boost in the job…

The Importance of Labour Staffing and Business Relationships

The Importance of Labour Staffing and Business Relationships

Overview Unless you've been living under a rock these past few weeks, you'll have no doubt heard about the plummeting oil prices. With a resource-orientated economy like Canada's,…

Matrix Open House: Len Webber's Speech

Matrix Open House: Len Webber's Speech

Len Webber, MLA of Calgary Foothills, strongly advocates the Matrix philosophy.   Watch his speech below.       To join Matrix Connect today, click here: matrixconnect.ca    

Matrix Open House: Peter Pilarski's Testimonial

Matrix Open House: Peter Pilarski's Testimonial

Vice President of Merit, Peter Pilarski offered some great feedback about our new online community Matrix Connect after the event. Here's what he said:     Join Matrix Connect…

Matrix Open House: Joe Magliocca's Speech

Matrix Open House: Joe Magliocca's Speech

Ward 2 City Councillor Joe Magliocca discusses Matrix Labour Leasing and our new online community, Matrix Connect! Watch his speech here:   Have you joined Matrix Connect? Sign up here -…

Matrix Open House: Chris Tutty's Testimonial

Matrix Open House: Chris Tutty's Testimonial

Owner of Executive Elite Marketing, Chris Tutty was interviewed after the Matrix Connect launch event’s keynote. Here’s what he said!       If you haven't already, sign up to…

Matrix Open House: Shannon's Speech

Matrix Open House: Shannon's Speech

President and CEO Shannon Warren opened The Matrix Grand Opening and Matrix Connect (online HR community) launch night with a few words about investment in people.  Here’s what he…

Matrix Open House: Event Overview

Matrix Open House: Event Overview

Event Overview The Matrix Grand Opening and Matrix Connect (online HR community) launch was a great success last month.   Our talented media team captured the entire event!  Over the next few…

Matrix Open House: Ward Sutherland's Testimonial

Matrix Open House: Ward Sutherland's Testimonial

Thanks Ward for the great feedback! Here’s his post event testimonial:       If you haven't already, don't forget to join Matrix Connect today: matrixconnect.ca    

Matrix Open House: Peter Pilarski's Speech

Matrix Open House: Peter Pilarski's Speech

Vice President of Merit, Peter Pilarski spoke at our event as well. Here’s his speech:       Have you joined Matrix Connect yet? Join now today: matrixconnect.ca    

Matrix Open House: Ward Sutherland's Speech

Matrix Open House: Ward Sutherland's Speech

Ward 1 City Councillor Ward Sutherland was just one of the many outstanding politicians that attended our successful Matrix Connect launch night.   Ward confirmed Matrix’s positive direction in…

Matrix Open House: Joe Magliocca's Testimonial

Matrix Open House: Joe Magliocca's Testimonial

We were hounoured to have Ward 2 City Councillor Joe Magliocca at our Matrix Connect launch event. We caught up with the Joe after the event. Here were his thoughts:       If you…

Matrix Open House: Brittany and Stephanie's Testimonial

Matrix Open House: Brittany and Stephanie's Testimonial

We are grateful for our talented team. Meet Brittany and Stephanie!       Join Matrix Connect today! Visit: matrixconnect.ca to find out more.    

Matrix Open House: Ric McIver's Speech

Matrix Open House: Ric McIver's Speech

MLA of Calgary Hays and Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour for Alberta Ric McIver discusses how Matrix’s model and new Samurai Connect technology could close the gap for the 100,000+…

An Exciting Time Ahead for The Calgary Construction Industry

An Exciting Time Ahead for The Calgary Construction Industry

Overview If you're looking for a labourer or construction job in Calgary, or if you already work in the industry, then there's plenty going on to be excited about. The usual site of cranes…

Job Vacancy in Alberta: The 2015 Forecast

Job Vacancy in Alberta: The 2015 Forecast

Overview: With fears of potential layoffs in the oil and gas sector due to dropping oil prices, Albertans should still feel optimistic about the availability of jobs in the province. Third quarter…

Projected Job Growth for Alberta: Edmonton and Calgary on the way up

Projected Job Growth for Alberta: Edmonton and Calgary on the way up

Overview Albertans have enjoyed the steady pace of job growth and demands for the past several years. The results from a recent labour-market study show that the future in Alberta will have…

Certificate of Recognition for Matrix

Overview Matrix Labour Leasing has achieved a Certificate of Recognition by Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour.   The Certificate of Recognition (COR) for Matrix Labour Leasing further…

Recent Construction Deaths Leave Room For Improvement for Industry

Recent Construction Deaths Leave Room For Improvement for Industry

Overview A number of recent incidents have put the spotlight on the Calgary construction industry and the conditions that workers operate under. Since the start of November five workers have died…

Office Construction in Calgary Creating Jobs and a Bright Future

Office Construction in Calgary Creating Jobs and a Bright Future

Over the past five years, office construction in Calgary has gone from strength to strength. Not only is this boom in office tower construction creating jobs, it is also paving the way to a bright…

Calgary Construction: The Labour Staffing Industry in Calgary

Calgary Construction: The Labour Staffing Industry in Calgary

As the Calgary Construction industry continues to boom, there is an ever-increasing need for reliable labour and this has led to emergence of labour staffing companies like Matrix Labour Leasing. In…

Matrix Open House: Jonathan Denis' Testimonial

Matrix Open House: Jonathan Denis' Testimonial

Unfortunately MLA Minister of Justice & Solicitor General Jonathan Denis couldn't make it to our event due to an important meeting in Banff, but he sent us a personal message! Watch it…

Matrix Open House: Almin's Speech

Matrix Open House: Almin's Speech

12 months ago Matrix began working with digital marketing agency StyleLabs to design, build and deploy a revolutionary online HR community for Canada's blue collar construction…

Plug In With Matrix Connect

Plug In With Matrix Connect

Overview Have you heard of Matrix Connect? If you haven't, then you're missing out! Matrix Connect is a new online HR community that allows you to browse and apply for jobs with ease, get…

Don't Risk Your Life

Don't Risk Your Life

Overview For something so simple, the hard hat is an extremely important piece of equipment. But do you take it for granted? Not wearing your hard hat and underestimating its importance can put…

3 Ways You Can Be A More Productive Worker

3 Ways You Can Be A More Productive Worker

Overview Being great at your job isn't just about working long weeks and putting in extra hours. How you work is now is just as important as how long you work, and this is becoming…

How To Work Safely In A Small Construction Crew

How To Work Safely In A Small Construction Crew

Overview With finding skilled workers becoming increasingly difficult, you may often find yourself in a construction crew that is small, or even undersized. In these busy situations it is more…

Why Choose Matrix Labour Leasing

Why Choose Matrix Labour Leasing

Not everyone knows what labour leasing is, or why it can be beneficial to you as an employee or as a client. Below are some hard facts on why you would choose Matrix. Employees Will Benefit…

New Study Sheds Light on Construction Labour Shortage Debate

New Study Sheds Light on Construction Labour Shortage Debate

While there is often some debate as to whether there actually is a labour shortage in Canada, a recent study by the Fraser Institute has found evidence that sheds light on where this confusion may be…

Workplace Safety - What It Will Take To Eliminate Workplace Accidents

Workplace Safety - What It Will Take To Eliminate Workplace Accidents

The organizers of the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 event have decided that a world free of workplace deaths is an attainable goal.   During the XX World Congress on Safety…

Reporting Injuries

Reporting Injuries

Reporting injuries and near misses immediately to your supervisor is crucial to our safety program and WBC claim management. It helps identify any common trends and allows us to implement corrective…

Short Term Employment Forecast Shows Jobs In Demand

Short Term Employment Forecast Shows Jobs In Demand

The Government of Alberta’s annual short term forecast has shown there to be a demand for construction labour in 2016. The report studies 260 occupations and sorts them into categories of high,…

The Suit & Tie vs. the Fluorescent Shirt

The Suit & Tie vs. the Fluorescent Shirt

When you graduate from high school rumor has it university is the only way to create a stable career and have a lifelong income. But the world is evolving, and change is slowly creeping up behind…

Alberta will lead Canada through the next wave of construction

Alberta will lead Canada through the next wave of construction

A couple of months ago, BuildForce Canada released the 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast. In the forecast, BuildForce estimates that Alberta will lead the country’s…

2014 Alberta Provincial Mine Rescue Competition

2014 Alberta Provincial Mine Rescue Competition

This past Saturday, June 21 was the 2014 Alberta Provincial Mine Rescue Competition, held in Spruce Grove. Hosted by the Alberta Mine Safety Association and Canadian Natural Resources Limited, the…

Skills Canada National Competition

Skills Canada National Competition

A few weeks ago was the 20th anniversary of the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). The event is the only national multi-trade and technology competition for apprentices and students in…

New Construction Projects to Help Mitigate Flash Flooding

New Construction Projects to Help Mitigate Flash Flooding

It’s been almost one year since the devastating flood that hit Calgary homeowners and businesses last summer. Not only did some areas experience twice as much rain in 48 hours than the normal…

Epost - Adding your New Employee Number to Ceridian Account

For Active Employee’s, if you were Laid off seasonally before 2014 Ceridian has made your Employee number In-Active. Therefor you will not be getting your paystubs through Ceridian anymore. You…

Office Space for Rent

Office Space for Rent

Matrix Labour Leasing Ltd. is expanding! We are located in Douglasdale Business Park on the second floor. The office space will be connected to Matrix labour leasing. we include: Full time…

Shannon Warren Recognized as one of the best Leaders for 2013

Shannon Warren Recognized as one of the best Leaders for 2013

Through his personal integrity, values, business initiatives, community involvement, and innovation; our President is recognized as one of the Leaders of Tomorrow for 2013. Program individuals are…

VIDEO: A Matrix Christmas Story

VIDEO: A Matrix Christmas Story

HOW ADORABLE IS THIS? A Christmas story presented by Matrix Labour Leasing Ltd.         Watch the Video!

Various Skilled Construction Positions Now Available

Carpenters, Apprentice Carpenters, Skilled Labourers, Cement Finishers, Zoom Boom Operators and Foreman are now available for immediate placement.   The Matrix Community staffs some of the…

ePost will soon undergo some changes

On September 19, 2013 ePost will undergo some format changes in order to provide better quality pay statements and ensure employees have a complete pay history. Here is a short summary of some of…

VIDEO: The Matrix Difference

VIDEO: The Matrix Difference

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VIDEO: Get Sick With Saint Nick!

VIDEO: Get Sick With Saint Nick!

YYC Charity and Matrix Presents.. Get Sick With Saint Nick food drive!      Watch the video!  

Matrix Blog

At the beginning of the year we created the Matrix Blog on our website. Our blog is written on virtually any topic you can think of; job opportunities, safety tips, Matrix’s success in the…

A Warm Welcome to Our New Clients

2013 has been our most successful year to date. We currently employ over 180 tradesmen and have excelled with our internal growth. A major milestone for us this year has been the acknowledgment and…

Calling all Matrix employees!

Make sure you "Like" the Matrix Facebook page to have access to our announcements, articles, and contests! Employees of Matrix have the chance to win great prizes; starting next week, send us a…

Matrix Stampede Party

Matrix Stampede Party

On July 6, 2013, Matrix Labour Leasing hosted the Stampede party of the year!  The event took place at Osteria de Medici where DJ ROGER GANGI from Las Vegas had eveyone on their feet! Most…

Payroll Administrator

We have expanded to a larger office in the SE quadrant of Calgary and are in need of a full time Payroll/Office Administrator. The right individual will be fluent in English and have excellent…

Carpenters & Apprentice Carpenters to start IMMEDIATELY!!

Please send your resume in for the following positions: Classification Type Needed: Carpenters & Apprentice Carpenters Experience: Concrete Start Date: ASAP Location: Various Sites in…

Matrix is hiring a Receptionist for our in-house operations.

We Made It! Matrix is featured in Alberta Venture Magazine’s 2013 Fast Growth 50- Alberta’s Fastest Growing Businesses, PROFIT500 and Calgary Business Leader's of Tomorrow! Due to our…

We did it!

We did it!

On July 6th, 2013 Matrix hosted our annual Stampede Party. This year we decided to change things up and incorportate our first fundraiser. We chose The Children's Wish Foundation and for many…

Merit Contractors Newsletter

The July edition of the Merit Contractors Newsletter has an insert about Matrix, click here to view it (page 4, section 2)

"A New Kind of Labour Leasing"

"A New Kind of Labour Leasing"

Check us out in the June edition of Canadian Industry Online.   Canadian Industry Online (CIO) is Canada’s newest digital business magazine. The magazine showcases the innovative business…

Matrix Swag!

Matrix Swag!

Our CEO, Shannon Warren paid a visit to our local sites last week providing each employee with Matrix Swag! Shannon is always wanting to do something to thank employees for their strong work,…

Summer Intern Position: In House

Due to our rapid growth and recent expansion, Matrix is hiring a summer intern for in-house operations. JOB POSTING CLOSED Job Details Position: SUMMER INTERN-Entry Level Safety…

The Big Move!

The Big Move!

Matrix is proud to present our new home to the working and business community and would like to invite anyone and everyone to come down and check us out at our new location! We are very excited…

Our RRSP program is now in full effect!

Our RRSP program is now in full effect!

We believe that anyone who works hard has the right to reap the benefits. That is why Matrix has fully integrated the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) **link to old RRSP blog** program as a…

2013 PROFIT 500: Matrix is chosen as one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies!

2013 PROFIT 500: Matrix is chosen as one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies!

“Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 500 profiles the country’s most successful growth companies. Published in the Summer issue of PROFIT and…

Ride To Conquer Cancer

Ride To Conquer Cancer

Matrix is proud to announce that we are sponsoring Nicole Jack in her Ride To Conquer Cancer which benefits the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Nicole is the partner of one of our top foreman and we could…

11th Annual Stampede Appreciation Event

11th Annual Stampede Appreciation Event

On July 6, 2013, Matrix Labour Leasing will be hosting the Stampede party that's got everyone talking! The event will take place at Osteria de Medici: 201 - 10 St. NW at 7 -…

Our Fancy New Office

Our Fancy New Office

After a year and a half in our downtown office, we are eager to move into our new office space tomorrow! Our old office served us well, and we made great memories there, but we couldn't be more…

Concrete Art

Concrete Art

The term “Concrete Art” was first introduced by Theo van Doesburg in the 1930s and was later referred to as “Concretism”. The movement evolved in the 1940s and 1950s through the work of…

Peigan Trail connector road at 52 Street S.E. to Stoney Trail S.E.

This project will extend Peigan Trail S. E. for two lanes from 52 Street S. E. to Stoney Trail S. E. (which doesn’t exist now) and widen the existing road, through the 52 Street S. E. intersection, to…

Calgary Road Construction Projects

Calgary Road Construction Projects

Now that the construction busy season has approached, driving in Calgary can be frustrating to put it politely! Click here for Calgary's latest construction project locations.

New Office Sneak Peak!

New Office Sneak Peak!

In less than two weeks we will be moved into our new office! Click here for a sneak peak.

Red Seal Carpenter Program

Red Seal Carpenter Program

The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program (also known as the Red Seal Program) was established more than 50 years ago to provide greater mobility across Canada for skilled workers. Today it…

The count down is on!

The count down is on!

Two weeks from today we will be in our new office; here's another snap shot.

Matrix's Charity of Choice - The Children's Wish Foundation

Matrix's Charity of Choice - The Children's Wish Foundation

Matrix has selected The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada to be our charity of choice. Going forward we will be a corporate donor and we will be taking part in special events concerning this…

New Office in Progress

New Office in Progress

Here is a sneak preview of our new office! We will keep the updates coming as the work progresses.

Thank you!

Thank you!

Matrix would like to send a HUGE Thank You to all of the workers on our South East Stoney Trail Project for donating to Adrian Barboza's family in their time of need. In less than 24 hours…

New Office

New Office

Matrix is very excited to announce that we will be moving offices in the beginning of June! Our new office will be located in Douglasdale Business Park (11420-27th Street SE. )  With our rapid and…

Avoid the Spring Time Bugs

Avoid the Spring Time Bugs

As most Albertans are aware, the weather here is never consistent, and the undeterminable temperature spikes and plummets can really take a toll on the immune system.  May is a month to shine, and so…

Matrix is Moving - Our Current Office is Available for Rent

Matrix is Moving - Our Current Office is Available for Rent

Commercial Office Space for Rent- TURN KEY!  Our current office is available for rent.  This perfect commercial loft space is located on the ground floor of the Orange Lofts in East Village with…

Administrative Secretary with Bookkeeping Experience Is Needed in the Matrix office

Matrix Labour Leasing Ltd. is looking to hire an  Administrative Secretary with Bookkeeping Experience Next month Matrix is expanding to a larger office in SE Calgary and will be in need of a…

Congratulations Jose Melendez!

Congratulations Jose Melendez!

Meet Jose Melendez; Matrix Labour's most recent Employee Referral Program winner! Over the past 3 months Jose has referred 3 very valuable members to our Matrix family and for that he has…

"Like" us on Facebook

"Like" us on Facebook

Our fan base is growing quickly; click HERE to become a part of it!

Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)

Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)

Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a personal savings plan registered with the Canadian federal government allowing you to save for the…

Matrix Referral Program

Matrix Referral Program

A good deed should not go unrewarded. Neither should a good referral! Our best team members and clients come from people within the Matrix community. To thank you for supporting us, we're…

Nose Hill & Stoney Trail Interchange

Nose Hill & Stoney Trail Interchange

Matrix is assisting the prime contractor; Acciona Infrastructure Canada on this project. The Stoney Trail Extension has connected Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) to Highway 2 (Deerfoot Trail). …

Expired Safety Tickets?

Expired Safety Tickets?

Having current safety certificates allow for you to have a knowledge base in many safety sectors; these courses allow the best way to prevent injuries and occupational illnesses. Matrix has…

The Fast Growth 50 Awards Ceremony

The Fast Growth 50 Awards Ceremony

On February 12th, 2013 Matrix was presented with our first award! Matrix ranked #7 for the Alberta Venture's Fast Growth 50. We would like to thank Alberta Venture; without you this would…

Matrix ranked 7th by Alberta Venture in 2013 Fast Growth 50

Matrix ranked 7th by Alberta Venture in 2013 Fast Growth 50

They call it the definitive list of Alberta's fast-growth champions, and we're honored to have been included as one of them. The Fast Growth 50 list is based on completed questionnaires…

Mercon Benefits

Mercon Benefits:  What are they? Benefits commence on the first day of the second calendar month after you accumulate 300 hours in your hour bank account (within in a 9 month period. )       …

Matrix Newsletter

In September we launched our Matrix Newsletter, this was the very first of it's kind with many more to follow! We are hoping to have a new edition for you each and every month! The Newsletter…

Calling All Carpenters and Skilled Labourers!

Check out our Projects Page to see just some of the opportunities we are currently hiring for. Right now we are accepting resumes for Carpenters and Skilled Labourers for the Alberta region. To…

Getting to know Matrix

Matrix Labour Leasing Ltd. is a construction service company that offers full human resource and placement services. Our company's philosophy is simple; we save our clients time and money by…

Matrix celebrates TEN successful years in business

This year, Matrix Labour Leasing Ltd. is celebrating 2 major milestones for our organization! 10 years in business Over $45 Million in sales! We believe that the strongest indicators of…

Matrix launches new online community

Further to our commitment to invest in technology and communication, Matrix is proud to present the launch of our new website.  This site launch is the first phase of an online initiative we are…

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