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The Top 3 Benefits of Working with a Staffing Agency
The Top 3 Benefits of Working with a Staffing Agency
March 31, 2020

Have you been considering using recruitment agencies or a staffing agency to help with your hiring needs? Not sure how your company or organization can benefit from using one though? Read on for the top three benefits working with a…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Matrix Safety Measures
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Matrix Safety Measures
March 15, 2020

  Dear Clients and Colleagues: I wanted to reach out to you all during this unprecedented time and share my thoughts with you. The most important thing to us right now is keeping our employees healthy and employed and helping our…

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5 Construction Worker Skills You Need to Stand Out From the Crowd
5 Construction Worker Skills You Need to Stand Out From the Crowd
February 29, 2020

Are you looking for a construction labour job in Calgary? Here are 5 construction worker skills every applicant should have and how our temp agency can help you stand out from the crowd. Are you looking for a construction labour job,…

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4 Simple Tips To Ace Your Interview With a Staffing Agency
4 Simple Tips To Ace Your Interview With a Staffing Agency
February 12, 2020

Job hunting can be a frustrating and difficult process, but when you work for a recruitment agency, it becomes easier to land your dream job and get a higher salary! Here are some great benefits of working with a Calgary staffing agency…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking on a Short-Term Labour Job
6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking on a Short-Term Labour Job
January 31, 2020

Are you on the fence about whether or not you should apply for short term labour jobs in Calgary? Here are 6 reasons why this could be a great move for your career and mental well-being. As more and more companies are looking for ways…

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 5 Signs You're Working With the Wrong Staffing Agency
5 Signs You're Working With the Wrong Staffing Agency
January 15, 2020

Are you not seeing the results you want from the labour placement company you’re working with? Here are 5 sure-fire signs that you’re working with the wrong Calgary labour staffing agency. Working with a well-established and…

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4 Hiring Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Costs
4 Hiring Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Costs
December 24, 2019

  Poor staffing decisions can result in bad hires, which will negatively impact the productivity and success of your business. Here are the top 4 tips from our Calgary temp agency on which hiring mistakes you should avoid during the…

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Matrix Labour Leasing Selects People 2.0 to Upgrade Back Office Function
Matrix Labour Leasing Selects People 2.0 to Upgrade Back Office Function
December 10, 2019

MATRIX LABOUR LEASING SELECTS PEOPLE 2. 0 TO UPGRADE BACK OFFICE FUNCTION. CALGARY, AB, DECEMBER 10, 2019 - HR Technology Company Matrix Labour Leasing (“Matrix”) selects People 2. 0 to upgrade its back office function. “We are…

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How Current Trends Can Help You Fill Your Vacant Edmonton Construction Job
How Current Trends Can Help You Fill Your Vacant Edmonton Construction Job
December 5, 2019

The construction industry is constantly changing and growing. By keeping up with current staffing trends, you can find and retain top talent for your vacant Edmonton jobs and gain an edge over your competitors. The year is coming to…

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3 Tips For Attracting Top Talent For Your Calgary Job Vacancy
3 Tips For Attracting Top Talent For Your Calgary Job Vacancy
November 20, 2019

Are you looking to fill a vacant job in Calgary? Here are 3 simple tips to help you attract and keep top talent within your company. Behind every great business, there is a team of skilled, productive, and extremely knowledgeable…

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How to Successfully Onboard Your New Welder
How to Successfully Onboard Your New Welder
October 24, 2019

Have you just recently filled your welding job vacancy? Here are some top tips on how to onboard your new employee to ensure higher productivity and a lower employee turnover rate. As an employer, how you handle the first few months…

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Why You Should Fill Your Labor Job With a Temporary Worker
Why You Should Fill Your Labor Job With a Temporary Worker
October 8, 2019

Are you looking to fill a labor job vacancy in Fort McMurray or Edmonton? Here are some of the ins and outs of working with temporary employees and how our staffing agency can help you find the right fit for your opening. It’s not…

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 5 Benefits of Working For a Temp Agency to Find a Job
5 Benefits of Working For a Temp Agency to Find a Job
September 23, 2019

Whether you’re looking for a construction or electrician job, working with a temp agency has many benefits, including quicker placement and more training opportunities. It’s a tough job market out there right now and finding work…

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3 Tips For Working Successfully With a Temp Agency
3 Tips For Working Successfully With a Temp Agency
September 4, 2019

Are you searching for vacant labor jobs in Calgary or Edmonton? Here’s how to make the most of your job search with a temp agency, such as Matrix. Are you struggling to find a construction labor job in Calgary or Edmonton? Are you…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Career in Plumbing
8 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Career in Plumbing
August 27, 2019

Are you considering applying for a plumbing job in Calgary or Edmonton? Here are 8 reasons why this is an excellent career choice.   Plumbing is an excellent career path that allows individuals to combine their ability to create and…

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3 Tips to Fill Your Vacant Electrician Job Quickly
3 Tips to Fill Your Vacant Electrician Job Quickly
August 15, 2019

Electricians are highly sought after in commercial, industrial, and residential spheres, which means that it can be difficult to locate a qualified professional to fill an electrician job vacancy. Here’s how Matrix can…

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3 Things to Consider Before Working For a Staffing Agency
3 Things to Consider Before Working For a Staffing Agency
July 30, 2019

Are you looking for a reliable labour job placement company in Calgary? Here are 3 factors you must take into consideration before deciding which staffing agency to work for.   If you are looking for a labour job, one of the most…

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How to Decide if a Welding Career is Right For You
How to Decide if a Welding Career is Right For You
July 12, 2019

Are you considering a career in welding? Here are the pros and cons of this job and some tips on how to decide whether this is the right path for you.   At Matrix Labor Leasing, a leading temp agency in Calgary, we can help you find…

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4 Ways to Land Your Dream Welding Job
4 Ways to Land Your Dream Welding Job
June 27, 2019

Are you looking for a welding job in Edmonton? Here are some insider tips on how to ace the interview and land your dream job.   Professional welders have the satisfaction of a job that allows them to work with their hands and perform…

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4 Reasons You Should Work With a Recruiting Agency For Your Hiring Needs
4 Reasons You Should Work With a Recruiting Agency For Your Hiring Needs
June 10, 2019

Are you considering using a Calgary recruitment agency to fill your vacant job position? Here are 4 benefits of working with such professionals to find top talent for your company. Working with a reputable and well established…

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5 Ways a Temporary Worker Can Boost Your Workforce
5 Ways a Temporary Worker Can Boost Your Workforce
May 27, 2019

There are times when your workplace can see a surge in workload and output demand. As a business owner, it’s up to you to ensure that your team is well-staffed and equipped to deliver. One of the best ways to keep up with workload is to…

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How to Ace Your Construction Job Interview
How to Ace Your Construction Job Interview
May 10, 2019

Are you looking for a construction labour job in Edmonton? Here’s how to ace the interview process and stand out from the crowd. While it used to be true that a glowing recommendation was enough to land a construction labour job,…

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5 Basic Elements of a Refinery Turnaround
5 Basic Elements of a Refinery Turnaround
April 19, 2019

5 Basic Elements of a Refinery Turnaround   Turnarounds are planned events undertaken by refineries to inspect equipment and make any necessary repairs, replacements, and upgrades. The purpose of a turnaround is to ensure the plant…

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How To Land Your Dream Carpenter Job
How To Land Your Dream Carpenter Job
April 2, 2019

Do you want to become a carpenter? Here’s what you need to know about this exciting profession, including the skills you must have to land your dream carpenter job in Calgary. Carpenter jobs are often well-loved by those in the…

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What to Know Before Hiring Short Term Labor
What to Know Before Hiring Short Term Labor
March 22, 2019

Do you have a short term labour job that needs to be filled? Canada is experiencing a growth in temporary employment and Matrix has the staffing solutions to help your construction business grow. In Canada, short term labour jobs are…

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4 Steps To Plan a Successful Shutdown and Turnaround
4 Steps To Plan a Successful Shutdown and Turnaround
March 5, 2019

The traditional view of operational shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages (STOs) is that they are simply maintenance and engineering events. However, well-executed STOs can represent a source of competitive advantage for a company. …

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 4 Most Common Myths About Staffing Agencies Debunked
4 Most Common Myths About Staffing Agencies Debunked
February 25, 2019

Are you looking for a construction job but feeling hesitant about working with a staffing agency? In today’s blog post, we debunk 4 common myths about working with a placement agency, and how such a partnership can benefit…

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How to Get a Construction Job in 3 Simple Steps
How to Get a Construction Job in 3 Simple Steps
February 14, 2019

Are you looking for a construction job in Calgary? Here are some top tips to help make the application process faster and more effective. It can be very exciting to work within the construction industry as it gives you incredible…

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4 Steps to Lower Your Employee Turnover Rate
4 Steps to Lower Your Employee Turnover Rate
January 30, 2019

Are you worried about high turnover rates on your construction site? Here are some simple and sure-fire tips from our Calgary placement agency to help you reduce employee turnover and enhance the productivity & success of your…

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6 Ways to Ensure Well-being On Your Construction Site
6 Ways to Ensure Well-being On Your Construction Site
January 16, 2019

Do you own a construction company? Here are 6 key safety tips you should follow to ensure the well-being of your workers. It’s no secret that the construction workplace is not exactly a health and safety heaven. In fact, of all the…

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Top Tips For Hiring the Right Heavy Equipment Operator
Top Tips For Hiring the Right Heavy Equipment Operator
December 30, 2018

Operating and maintaining heavy equipment requires a lot of experience, training, and knowledge. At Matrix Labor Leasing, we help take care of all your Calgary construction staffing needs to ensure that your employers have the skills to…

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7 Ways to Keep Your Construction Site Hazard Free This Winter
7 Ways to Keep Your Construction Site Hazard Free This Winter
December 10, 2018

There are many safety hazards in the construction industry, no matter the time of year. Here are 7 ways to keep your site, and employees, safe on the job this winter. Health and safety of employees is extremely important, no matter…

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6 Benefits of Taking a Temp Job in the New Year
6 Benefits of Taking a Temp Job in the New Year
November 19, 2018

Are you looking to build your career in the upcoming year? Here’s why you should work with a Calgary placement agency and add temporary work to your 2019 work plan. As more companies look for ways to save money, many are turning to…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Employee Training
8 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Employee Training
November 8, 2018

Are you looking to improve the job morale and satisfaction in your workplace? Here are the benefits of working with our Calgary temp agency to offer ongoing training for your employees.   Creating and building a successful business…

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4 Things All Recruiters Watch Out For
4 Things All Recruiters Watch Out For
October 22, 2018

Are you looking for your dream job? Here are the top 4 qualities all recruiters are looking for.   A hiring agency, also known as a recruitment agency, is an organisation that assists in the different stages of the hiring process. …

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3 Tips For Turning Your Temp Job Into a Full-Time Gig
3 Tips For Turning Your Temp Job Into a Full-Time Gig
October 1, 2018

Have you just landed a temporary job by working with a placement agency? Here are four simple ways to turn your temp job into a full-time one.   Has your placement agency just helped you land a temporary job? These types of jobs can…

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How to Find The Right Construction Manager
How to Find The Right Construction Manager
September 26, 2018

Are you looking for a construction manager? Here are 3 simple, yet effective, tips from our Calgary hiring agency on how to find the perfect candidate.   Working with a professional hiring agency is a great short and long-term…

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Top 4 Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Top 4 Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
September 13, 2018

Poor staffing decisions that result in bad hires can negatively impact the revenue and productivity of your organization. Here are the top tips from our Calgary staffing agency on which hiring mistakes to avoid during the recruitment…

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4 Ways to Minimise Fall Risks on Construction Sites
4 Ways to Minimise Fall Risks on Construction Sites
August 24, 2018

Working on a construction site can be dangerous and workers are especially prone to falls from great heights. Here are the top safety tips from our Calgary temp agency for preventing injuries on your site this autumn.   People who…

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5 Reasons to Work with a Recruiting Agency
5 Reasons to Work with a Recruiting Agency
August 10, 2018

Job hunting is never easy but when you work with a recruiting agency, you can land yourself your dream job and get a higher salary! Here are the benefits of working with a temp agency vs applying directly.   Looking for a job is never…

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4 Ways to Stay Safe On Construction Sites This Summer
4 Ways to Stay Safe On Construction Sites This Summer
July 26, 2018

There’s always a boom in construction work during the summer, but that doesn’t mean the hot weather comes without its hazards. Here are 4 simple construction summer safety tips from our Calgary temp agency to keep you protected from…

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3 Ways Technology Helps You Attract & Retain Top Talent
3 Ways Technology Helps You Attract & Retain Top Talent
July 11, 2018

Many companies view IT simply as a means to an end. But if you adjust your view of IT from a necessary cost to a long-term investment, you can enhance your staffing solutions and stand to recruit and retain leading talent.   Working…

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How to Get That Construction Job in 3 Simple Steps
How to Get That Construction Job in 3 Simple Steps
June 18, 2018

Are you looking for a construction job in Calgary but have no idea where to start? Just follow these 3 simple steps.   The construction industry is a unique and special one to work in and will give you the opportunity to learn and…

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4 Ways a Recruitment Agency Can Help You Attract Top Talent
4 Ways a Recruitment Agency Can Help You Attract Top Talent
June 4, 2018

Are you considering using a recruitment agency for your next hire? Here are 4 reasons why this is the right step for you. Working with a trustworthy and established recruitment agency is a great and affordable staffing solution for…

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4 Simple Ways To Prevent Injuries on a Construction Site
4 Simple Ways To Prevent Injuries on a Construction Site
May 24, 2018

The construction industry in Canada is one of the most important sectors, thanks to its great contribution to economic development, but it also involves very high risk for occupational accidents. Safety training is therefore extremely…

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3 Reasons Why Your Recruitment Process Is Too Slow
3 Reasons Why Your Recruitment Process Is Too Slow
May 9, 2018

Are you looking to fill that vacant construction job? Hiring agencies can help you cut down hiring time significantly, without sacrificing quality. Finding an employee to fill the vacant position in your company can be a challenging…

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Why Work With A Staffing Agency This Summer
Why Work With A Staffing Agency This Summer
April 25, 2018

The popularity of using placement agencies has increased significantly in the last few years. If you’re considering using one to find what you need, here are some important facts you must know. Placement agencies have quickly become…

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How to Find The Right Candidate For Your Vacant Plumbing Job
How to Find The Right Candidate For Your Vacant Plumbing Job
April 10, 2018

Are you looking to fill that vacant plumbing job in your company? Here are some tips on how to ensure your new employee is a good fit for your organization.   When it comes to filling that vacant plumbing job in your company with a…

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5 Ways to Make Sure You Stay Safe On Your Construction Site
5 Ways to Make Sure You Stay Safe On Your Construction Site
March 28, 2018

Workplace safety is extremely important on Calgary construction sites. Follow these top tips on how to protect yourself from common risks and hazards. Health and safety is extremely important in all industries, but there are certain…

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4 Tips For Onboarding Your new Welding Employee
4 Tips For Onboarding Your new Welding Employee
March 13, 2018

Are you looking to fill that vacant welding job? Here are the top tips for onboarding your new welder. A successful onboarding process is an essential part of making new employees feel a part of the company culture right from the…

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9 Skills All Welders Must Have
9 Skills All Welders Must Have
February 23, 2018

Looking for vacant welding jobs in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, or Ontario? Here are the top skills employers are looking for when hiring welders.   Welders play a major role in the construction industry and whether you are very…

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4 Skills Employers Are Looking For When Hiring Plumbers
4 Skills Employers Are Looking For When Hiring Plumbers
February 6, 2018

Looking for vacant plumbing jobs in Calgary? Here are the top skills and training that employers are looking for when hiring plumbers.   Plumbing is an excellent career choice that allows you to combine knowledge and innovation with…

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3 Construction Staffing Trends From Our Temp Agency In Calgary
3 Construction Staffing Trends From Our Temp Agency In Calgary
January 25, 2018

Keep on top of trends concerning construction and labour hiring and staffing with this post from one of Calgary’s top temp agencies. Demand for employees, available labour, and industry developments all mean that staffing and HR…

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 A Calgary Placement Agency Outlines How to Stand Out During The Recruitment Process
A Calgary Placement Agency Outlines How to Stand Out During The Recruitment Process
January 10, 2018

Stand out from the crowd during your next interview with tips from one of the top labour recruitment agencies in Calgary. When working with Calgary recruitment agencies, candidates might encounter different types of interviews. They…

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How to Use a Temp Agency to Hire Employees
How to Use a Temp Agency to Hire Employees
June 26, 2017

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 for both short and/or long-term…

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 Importance of Working For the Right Temp Agency
Importance of Working For the Right Temp Agency
June 19, 2017

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 things you can do as a job seeker is to…

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Making the Most of Your Job Search With a Temp Agency
Making the Most of Your Job Search With a Temp Agency
June 5, 2017

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 construction jobs, companies are…

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How a Temp Agency Can Promote Safety on Your Construction Site
How a Temp Agency Can Promote Safety on Your Construction Site
May 29, 2017

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 there are some businesses that must take extra…

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Matrix State of the Union
Matrix State of the Union
May 24, 2017

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 our activities over the past year and a…

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The Ins & Outs of Working With Temporary Workers
The Ins & Outs of Working With Temporary Workers
May 15, 2017

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 a perception: in Canada, temporary work…

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Industries That Benefit Most From Hiring Temp Agencies
Industries That Benefit Most From Hiring Temp Agencies
May 3, 2017

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 a large one, using a staffing firm to…

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Is Hiring Temp Workers The Right Staffing Solution For You?
Is Hiring Temp Workers The Right Staffing Solution For You?
May 1, 2017

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 extensive knowledge of the market and…

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5 Factors To Consider When Selecting a Temp Agency
5 Factors To Consider When Selecting a Temp Agency
April 28, 2017

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 Calgary If you are looking for an…

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How a Staffing Firm Can Mitigate The Concerns of Working With Temporary Workers
How a Staffing Firm Can Mitigate The Concerns of Working With Temporary Workers
April 14, 2017

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 companies look for effective ways to cut…

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What Is The True Cost of Your Workforce?
What Is The True Cost of Your Workforce?
April 3, 2017

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 client’s labour strategy by deploying…

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How to Find Top Talent For That Vacant Construction Job
How to Find Top Talent For That Vacant Construction Job
March 31, 2017

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, there is a workforce of skilled, productive…

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Temp Worker vs Independent Contractor
Temp Worker vs Independent Contractor
March 15, 2017

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 companies look for ways to save money,…

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Benefits of Hiring Temporary Workers
Benefits of Hiring Temporary Workers
March 1, 2017

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 solution to minimize delays and…

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Importance of Keeping Your Employees Happy on The Construction Site
Importance of Keeping Your Employees Happy on The Construction Site
February 28, 2017

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 order to stand out from competitors,…

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2017 Construction Trends to Watch Out For
2017 Construction Trends to Watch Out For
February 28, 2017

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 output Shift to temporary workers As a…

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Keeping up With Current Staffing Trends
Keeping up With Current Staffing Trends
February 1, 2017

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, but have you stopped to consider how some…

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Advantages of Joining a Temp Agency
Advantages of Joining a Temp Agency
January 31, 2017

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 organizations provides the flexibility most people…

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How Our Calgary Construction Staffing Solutions Save You Money
How Our Calgary Construction Staffing Solutions Save You Money
January 24, 2017

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 care of all your staffing solutions can…

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NOW HIRING: Integrity & Corrosion Specialist
NOW HIRING: Integrity & Corrosion Specialist
January 24, 2017

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 ensure the Integrity Management Programs…

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How to Work Successfully With a Blue Collar Staffing Agency
How to Work Successfully With a Blue Collar Staffing Agency
January 17, 2017

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 job. Temporary work also…

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4 Ways To Attract & Keep New Construction Employees
4 Ways To Attract & Keep New Construction Employees
December 28, 2016

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 labor jobs is proving to be…

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 How To Improve Construction Client Communication
How To Improve Construction Client Communication
December 21, 2016

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 equate to losses of thousands - perhaps…

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The Impact of The Electrician Shortage
The Impact of The Electrician Shortage
December 7, 2016

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 eager to fill the electrician labor…

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How To Work Successfully With a Temp Agency
How To Work Successfully With a Temp Agency
November 16, 2016

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 help you achieve those goals and much…

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4 Ways To Improve Productivity On A Construction Site
4 Ways To Improve Productivity On A Construction Site
October 17, 2016

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 efficient, safe and quick - and productive…

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Top Construction Careers
Top Construction Careers
September 21, 2016

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 academic qualifications or a completed…

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Pros and Cons of Being a Construction Worker
Pros and Cons of Being a Construction Worker
September 7, 2016

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 from. You will contribute to important work that…

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Canada's Shift to Temporary Workers
Canada's Shift to Temporary Workers
August 24, 2016

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 permanent employment, increasing by 14. 3% since…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Construction Career
5 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Construction Career
August 10, 2016

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 with this comes continuous learning,…

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Improving Safety Standards of Small Construction Businesses
Improving Safety Standards of Small Construction Businesses
July 20, 2016

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 while large construction firms…

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Construction Jobs On the Rise Despite Economic Downturn
Construction Jobs On the Rise Despite Economic Downturn
July 6, 2016

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 shown an increase in employment. This…

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How To Mitigate The Dangers of Working From Heights
How To Mitigate The Dangers of Working From Heights
June 22, 2016

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 site. In an industry as…

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6 Resume Tips For Construction Workers
6 Resume Tips For Construction Workers
June 8, 2016

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 what your credentials are and what…

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Spring Into Safety
Spring Into Safety
February 26, 2016

There is no denying that construction is a great sign for a community. It signals growth, innovation and investment. You don’t have to go far anywhere in Calgary to see signs of such development. But when an accident happens on a…

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A Basic Guide to Personal Safety Equipment
A Basic Guide to Personal Safety Equipment
February 19, 2016

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 always ensure you have everything you need…

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Searching for a Job?
Searching for a Job?
February 12, 2016

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 skills and accomplishments is no longer…

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What $700 Million in Infrastructure Spending Means for Alberta Workers
What $700 Million in Infrastructure Spending Means for Alberta Workers
February 5, 2016

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 committed to fast tacking $700 million in…

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Workplace Safety Brought to Forefront After Fatal Nexen Explosion
Workplace Safety Brought to Forefront After Fatal Nexen Explosion
January 22, 2016

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 when two workers were changing a valve on…

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Dress for the Weather
Dress for the Weather
January 15, 2016

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 minimum temperature required for normal…

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Construction Sector is Set to Grow
Construction Sector is Set to Grow
January 8, 2016

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 she admits there is no "magic wand" that…

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The Importance of Proper Winter Construction Boots
The Importance of Proper Winter Construction Boots
January 1, 2016

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 your most important pieces of winter safety…

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Winter Driving Safety
Winter Driving Safety
December 25, 2015

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 you can do to keep yourself safe on…

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Why Work For Matrix?
Why Work For Matrix?
December 18, 2015

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, hoping they won’t be next to be handed a…

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Construction Sector Remains Strong Despite Economic Downturn
Construction Sector Remains Strong Despite Economic Downturn
December 11, 2015

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 Alberta, making it only the fifth…

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Matrix Labour Leasing Helps Construction Workers Weather the Storm
Matrix Labour Leasing Helps Construction Workers Weather the Storm
December 4, 2015

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 to the shifting moods of the market…

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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
November 27, 2015

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 Gear Safety vests and hard hats…

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Letter from Our Founder
Letter from Our Founder
November 20, 2015

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 skilled-trades workforce. Though we are…

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The Matrix Advantage
The Matrix Advantage
November 19, 2015

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 safety guidelines on all of our work sites. …

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Why Work at Matrix?
Why Work at Matrix?
November 19, 2015

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 are 4 benefits you will experience as a…

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A Team of Experts
A Team of Experts
November 19, 2015

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 how to conduct themselves safely, and…

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Is CalgaryNEXT The Next Job Creator in Calgary?
Is CalgaryNEXT The Next Job Creator in Calgary?
November 16, 2015

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 Saddledome. The potential project is…

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The Advantage of Networking
The Advantage of Networking
November 13, 2015

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 more relevant. Having an "in" at a…

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Hypothermia
Hypothermia
November 4, 2015

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 happens when your body becomes so cold…

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Winter Safety on the Worksite
Winter Safety on the Worksite
November 4, 2015

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 safety training and our common sense. To…

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Looking for a Job?
Looking for a Job?
November 4, 2015

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 East Village all set to create more…

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4 Ways to Protect Workers from H2S
4 Ways to Protect Workers from H2S
November 4, 2015

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 deadly. Too much can kill a worker in a…

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Fall Protection Statistics for Construction Safety
Fall Protection Statistics for Construction Safety
November 4, 2015

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 across Canada. More than just economic…

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It's Your Job to Know Your Job
It's Your Job to Know Your Job
November 4, 2015

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 chance to showcase their creativity…

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What is a Certification of Recognition (COR)?
What is a Certification of Recognition (COR)?
November 4, 2015

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 employer’s health and safety management system…

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Mike Legault, Vice President of Operations
Mike Legault, Vice President of Operations
October 16, 2015

His expertise in labour relations has made him a valuable asset at Matrix Labour Leasing. Mike has spent the last 13 years working in Human Resources positions and has become an indispensible member of Matrix Labour Leasing. Every day he…

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Matrix Connect
Matrix Connect
September 25, 2015

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 the ability to comment on job postings and…

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3 Reasons Why Staffing Agencies Make A Huge Difference
3 Reasons Why Staffing Agencies Make A Huge Difference
September 18, 2015

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 recruiters), they are very advantageous to…

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How the Construction Industry Has Changed Over the Past 50 Years
How the Construction Industry Has Changed Over the Past 50 Years
September 18, 2015

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 the construction industry is no…

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Are You CalgaryNEXT or CalgaryNOPE?
Are You CalgaryNEXT or CalgaryNOPE?
September 18, 2015

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, Stampeders, Rouchneck games take place in…

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The Matrix Advantage: Safety Excellence
The Matrix Advantage: Safety Excellence
September 8, 2015

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 hit by objects and machinery, or being…

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Shannon Warren - CEO and Founder
Shannon Warren - CEO and Founder
September 4, 2015

As a member of the company’s management team he gained a reputation as an expert in his field and a finder of solutions. After completing a variety of noteworthy projects which allowed him to hone both his carpentry and leadership skills…

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The Matrix Advantage: Onsite Management Teams
The Matrix Advantage: Onsite Management Teams
September 2, 2015

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 deliverables and evaluate change orders and…

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The Matrix Advantage:  Employee Benefits
The Matrix Advantage: Employee Benefits
September 2, 2015

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 the right role for you. However, there are…

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The Matrix Advantage: Safety Tickets
The Matrix Advantage: Safety Tickets
September 2, 2015

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 agencies for labour and construction roles,…

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A Message From the President
A Message From the President
August 17, 2015

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 carefully monitoring the impact recent…

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The Evolution of Workforce Placement
The Evolution of Workforce Placement
August 17, 2015

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 the city is famous for – job…

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4 Signs You Are Working With The Wrong Staffing Agency
4 Signs You Are Working With The Wrong Staffing Agency
July 9, 2015

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 in regards to labour staffing…

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Four-In-Four-Out Policy
Four-In-Four-Out Policy
June 16, 2015

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 essentially has thousands of workers leaving…

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Canadian Residential Construction Industry Requires Additional Tradesmen
Canadian Residential Construction Industry Requires Additional Tradesmen
June 16, 2015

Canada’s residential industry shows no signs of slowing down. Add to the equation the continued strength of new construction and an aging workforce who plan to retire in the near future, there will be plenty of employment for skilled and…

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Construction Safety During the Rainy Season
Construction Safety During the Rainy Season
June 1, 2015

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 showers are on the way. Monsoon downpours and…

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Partner Profile: StyleLabs
Partner Profile: StyleLabs
May 27, 2015

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

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Safety Gear on Construction Sites
Safety Gear on Construction Sites
May 26, 2015

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

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The Safety Mindset You Need On Alberta Construction Sites
The Safety Mindset You Need On Alberta Construction Sites
May 19, 2015

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 equally important as a preventative…

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Partner Profile: Merit Contractors Association
Partner Profile: Merit Contractors Association
May 13, 2015

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 construction sectors. The Association was…

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Safety on Construction Sites
Safety on Construction Sites
May 12, 2015

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 take its toll on your body; however, if…

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Help us Raise Funds for the High Hopes Challenge
Help us Raise Funds for the High Hopes Challenge
May 7, 2015

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 against childhood cancer. By undergoing the…

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Edmonton Weathers the Storm
Edmonton Weathers the Storm
May 1, 2015

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 month of February. Matrix Labour Leasing…

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Partner Profile: Stawowski McGill & Partners LLP
Partner Profile: Stawowski McGill & Partners LLP
May 1, 2015

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 success seem limited. By leveraging our…

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Partner Profile: Mountain Industrial Safety Services
Partner Profile: Mountain Industrial Safety Services
May 1, 2015

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 goal is to ensure all workers are equipped…

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Partner Profile: BDO
Partner Profile: BDO
May 1, 2015

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 area with 22 partners who offer…

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The Need for Skilled Labour
The Need for Skilled Labour
April 22, 2015

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 industry, to an east coast version of…

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How To Avoid Employment Scammers in the Construction Industry
How To Avoid Employment Scammers in the Construction Industry
April 15, 2015

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 employment prospects that in reality,…

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Introducing Align Personnel
Introducing Align Personnel
March 27, 2015

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 perfectly with that of Matrix Labour…

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Looking for a Job in Alberta's Shrinking Market? Matrix Can Help!
Looking for a Job in Alberta's Shrinking Market? Matrix Can Help!
March 25, 2015

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, Edmonton and Calgary. Despite that, there…

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Matrix Connect and the Alberta Labour Industry
Matrix Connect and the Alberta Labour Industry
March 18, 2015

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, is the outdated process through which…

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Introducing Matrix Construction
Introducing Matrix Construction
March 11, 2015

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 needed to meet labour and skill shortage…

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Resume Writing Tips for Construction Workers
Resume Writing Tips for Construction Workers
March 11, 2015

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 they’re residential or commercial. In order to…

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Staying Safe on the Road
Staying Safe on the Road
March 3, 2015

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 out on Calgary streets with everyday…

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Housing Starts Show Promise for Calgary Construction
Housing Starts Show Promise for Calgary Construction
February 24, 2015

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 indication. Despite statements of worry about…

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How to Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market
How to Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market
February 20, 2015

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 Alberta’s economy and the slew of job cuts…

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Despite Slowing Oil Industry, Suncor Pushes Forward With Key Projects
Despite Slowing Oil Industry, Suncor Pushes Forward With Key Projects
February 10, 2015

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 below. Calgary-based Suncor Energy has been hit…

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The Importance of a Good Resume
The Importance of a Good Resume
February 5, 2015

Overview No matter how much experience you have, you will struggle to have job hunting success without a great resume. Just because you know you're the perfect fit for a job, it doesn't mean that your prospective employer knows…

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The Importance of Labour Staffing and Business Relationships
The Importance of Labour Staffing and Business Relationships
January 27, 2015

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, peaks and troughs are always inevitable, but…

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Matrix Open House: Len Webber's Speech
Matrix Open House: Len Webber's Speech
January 23, 2015

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

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Matrix Open House: Peter Pilarski's Testimonial
Matrix Open House: Peter Pilarski's Testimonial
January 23, 2015

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 today at matrixconnect.ca  

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Matrix Open House: Joe Magliocca's Speech
Matrix Open House: Joe Magliocca's Speech
January 23, 2015

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 -  matrixconnect.ca

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Matrix Open House: Chris Tutty's Testimonial
Matrix Open House: Chris Tutty's Testimonial
January 23, 2015

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 Connect today at matrixconnect.ca.   

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Matrix Open House: President and CEO Shannon's Speech
Matrix Open House: President and CEO Shannon's Speech
January 23, 2015

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 said! Kick-start your future with Matrix…

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Matrix Open House: Event Overview
Matrix Open House: Event Overview
January 23, 2015

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 days, we’ll be sharing speeches and testimonials from the…

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Matrix Open House: Ric McIver's Speech
Matrix Open House: Ric McIver's Speech
January 22, 2015

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+ unemployed Albertans: Watch his speech…

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Matrix Open House: Ward Sutherland's Testimonial
Matrix Open House: Ward Sutherland's Testimonial
January 22, 2015

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 at matrixconnect.ca    

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Matrix Open House: Peter Pilarski's Speech
Matrix Open House: Peter Pilarski's Speech
January 22, 2015

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

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Matrix Open House: Ward Sutherland's Speech
Matrix Open House: Ward Sutherland's Speech
January 22, 2015

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 his speech…

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Matrix Open House: Joe Magliocca's Testimonial
Matrix Open House: Joe Magliocca's Testimonial
January 22, 2015

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 haven't already, sign up…

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Matrix Open House: Brittany and Stephanie's Testimonial
Matrix Open House: Brittany and Stephanie's Testimonial
January 22, 2015

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

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An Exciting Time Ahead for The Calgary Construction Industry
An Exciting Time Ahead for The Calgary Construction Industry
January 20, 2015

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 and construction sites aren't…

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Job Vacancy in Alberta: The 2015 Forecast
Job Vacancy in Alberta: The 2015 Forecast
January 12, 2015

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 results from last year are in and results…

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Projected Job Growth for Alberta: Edmonton and Calgary on the way up
Projected Job Growth for Alberta: Edmonton and Calgary on the way up
January 5, 2015

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 plentiful job growth for the next 5 years. …

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Certificate of Recognition for Matrix
Certificate of Recognition for Matrix
December 24, 2014

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 demonstrates their commitment to…

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Recent Construction Deaths Leave Room For Improvement for Industry
Recent Construction Deaths Leave Room For Improvement for Industry
December 16, 2014

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 at job sites across Alberta, and these…

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Office Construction in Calgary Creating Jobs and a Bright Future
Office Construction in Calgary Creating Jobs and a Bright Future
December 15, 2014

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 future for the city. To find out more,…

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Calgary Construction: The Labour Staffing Industry in Calgary
Calgary Construction: The Labour Staffing Industry in Calgary
December 1, 2014

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 this blog, we'll take a closer look…

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Matrix Open House: Jonathan Denis' Testimonial
Matrix Open House: Jonathan Denis' Testimonial
November 27, 2014

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 here:   Join Matrix Connect today!…

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Matrix Open House: Almin's Speech
Matrix Open House: Almin's Speech
November 24, 2014

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 workforce. Discover more about Matrix Connect and…

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Plug In With Matrix Connect
Plug In With Matrix Connect
November 18, 2014

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 real-time job notifications and access…

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Why Hard Hats Are So Important
Why Hard Hats Are So Important
November 13, 2014

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 you in severe danger, and sometimes even…

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3 Ways You Can Be A More Productive Worker
3 Ways You Can Be A More Productive Worker
November 3, 2014

Overview Time isn't everything and this is certainly true when it comes to work. While being able to put the extra hours is always appreciated, it is the end result that matters and becoming a more efficient worker will quickly gain…

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How To Work Safely In A Small Construction Crew
How To Work Safely In A Small Construction Crew
October 27, 2014

Overview Due to the labour shortage and demand for skilled workers, small and sometimes short handed work crews are becoming common. If handled correctly these small work forces can be effective but the low number of workers mean that…

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Why Choose Matrix Labour Leasing
Why Choose Matrix Labour Leasing
October 23, 2014

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 From: Accurate and timely payroll…

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New Study Sheds Light on Construction Labour Shortage Debate
New Study Sheds Light on Construction Labour Shortage Debate
October 7, 2014

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 coming from.   The Fraser Institute…

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4 Principles to Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace
4 Principles to Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace
September 29, 2014

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 and Health at Work 2014 conference it was…

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Reporting Injuries
Reporting Injuries
September 26, 2014

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 actions sooner if required.   Matrix…

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Short Term Employment Forecast Shows Construction Jobs In Demand
Short Term Employment Forecast Shows Construction Jobs In Demand
September 25, 2014

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, moderately high, medium and low demand. The…

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The Suit & Tie vs. The Fluorescent Vest
The Suit & Tie vs. The Fluorescent Vest
September 23, 2014

When you graduate from high school, rumor has it that 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 us. The person with the big house…

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Alberta Predicted to Lead Canada Through the Next Wave of Construction
Alberta Predicted to Lead Canada Through the Next Wave of Construction
September 22, 2014

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 construction industry over the next 10…

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2014 Alberta Provincial Mine Rescue Competition
2014 Alberta Provincial Mine Rescue Competition
June 23, 2014

This past Saturday, June 21st, 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 34th annual competition brought…

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Skills Canada National Competition 2014
Skills Canada National Competition 2014
June 16, 2014

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 Canada. Over 500 young people across all…

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New Construction Projects to Help Mitigate Flash Flooding
New Construction Projects to Help Mitigate Flash Flooding
June 5, 2014

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 average of the entire month of June (on June…

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Adding Your Employee Number to A Ceridian Account
Adding Your Employee Number to A Ceridian Account
March 5, 2014

For active employees, if you were laid off seasonally before 2014, Ceridian has made your employee number inactive. Therefore, you will not be getting your pay stubs through Ceridian anymore. You will be keeping the current login you have…

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Calgary Office Space For Rent
Calgary Office Space For Rent
February 6, 2014

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

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Shannon Warren Recognized as one of 2013
Shannon Warren Recognized as one of 2013
January 17, 2014

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 owners, partners, CEOs or presidents of…

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VIDEO: A Matrix Christmas Story
VIDEO: A Matrix Christmas Story
January 14, 2014

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

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New Changes from ePost Will Benefit Employees
New Changes from ePost Will Benefit Employees
January 10, 2014

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 the enhancements to ePost that will help…

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VIDEO: Get Sick With Saint Nick!
VIDEO: Get Sick With Saint Nick!
January 3, 2014

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

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A Warm Welcome to Our New Clients
A Warm Welcome to Our New Clients
September 6, 2013

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 partnership with PCL Builders Inc. as…

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Stay Tuned to the Matrix Facebook Page
Stay Tuned to the Matrix Facebook Page
September 6, 2013

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 unique, funny or amazing picture from your…

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Full-Time Payroll Administrator Needed
Full-Time Payroll Administrator Needed
August 23, 2013

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 verbal and written communication skills. …

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Matrix is Hiring for IMMEDIATE Carpenters & Apprentice Carpenters
Matrix is Hiring for IMMEDIATE Carpenters & Apprentice Carpenters
August 21, 2013

Please send your resume in for the following positions: Classification Type Needed: Carpenters & Apprentice Carpenters Experience: Concrete Start Date: ASAP Location: Various Sites in Calgary As an employee of Matrix Labour…

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Matrix is Hiring an In-House Receptionist
Matrix is Hiring an In-House Receptionist
August 13, 2013

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 rapid growth and recent expansion, Matrix is…

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Matrix's Annual Stampede Party and First Fundraiser A Success
Matrix's Annual Stampede Party and First Fundraiser A Success
July 11, 2013

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 reasons, click here to see for yourself!…

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Matrix Feature: Canadian Industry Online
Matrix Feature: Canadian Industry Online
July 3, 2013

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 practices, histories, and strategies that make…

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Matrix Seasonal Swag
Matrix Seasonal Swag
June 21, 2013

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, dedication and efforts. Amongst our Annual…

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Matrix is Seeking an In-House Summer Intern
Matrix is Seeking an In-House Summer Intern
June 5, 2013

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 Administrator Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to…

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Matrix RRSP Program Now in Full Effect
Matrix RRSP Program Now in Full Effect
June 3, 2013

We believe that anyone who works hard has the right to reap the benefits. That's why Matrix has fully integrated the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) program as a new option available to our hard workers -  to show how much…

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Matrix Named one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies!
Matrix Named one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies!
June 3, 2013

“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 online at PROFIT500. com, the PROFIT 500 is…

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Take a Peek at Matrix's Innovative New Office
Take a Peek at Matrix's Innovative New Office
June 3, 2013

Matrix is proud to present our new home to the business community. We would like to invite anyone and everyone to come down and check us out at our new location! We are very excited about our chic new look, and wanted to give a special…

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Matrix Sponsors Nicole Jack in Her Ride to Conquer Cancer
Matrix Sponsors Nicole Jack in Her Ride to Conquer Cancer
May 30, 2013

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 not be happier to support her and her…

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11th Annual Stampede Appreciation Event
11th Annual Stampede Appreciation Event
May 27, 2013

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 - 11pm. Matrix is excited to announce that we've…

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Our Fancy New Office
Our Fancy New Office
May 23, 2013

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 excited about our new space. This move is…

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Peigan Trail Connector Road Project
Peigan Trail Connector Road Project
May 21, 2013

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 four lanes. The S. E. section of the Ring…

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Red Seal Carpenter Program
Red Seal Carpenter Program
May 15, 2013

The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program was established more than 50 years ago to provide greater mobility across Canada for skilled workers. Today, it represents a standard of excellence for industry. Through the Program,…

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Matrix's Charity of Choice - The Children's Wish Foundation
Matrix's Charity of Choice - The Children's Wish Foundation
May 6, 2013

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 will be taking part in special events concerning this heartfelt cause. By generously donating what…

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Thank You!
Thank You!
May 2, 2013

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 they raised $3000 and the donations are…

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Matrix is Moving - Office Available for Rent
Matrix is Moving - Office Available for Rent
May 1, 2013

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 quick access to downtown amenities and an…

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Avoid the Spring Time Bugs
Avoid the Spring Time Bugs
May 1, 2013

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 we have also added in a few helpful…

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Congratulations Jose Melendez!
Congratulations Jose Melendez!
March 25, 2013

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 earned $150 cold hard cash! Click here…

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Matrix Referral Program
Matrix Referral Program
March 6, 2013

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 offering $50 cash to every referral that is…

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Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
March 6, 2013

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 future on a tax-sheltered basis. Starting…

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Nose Hill & Stoney Trail Interchange
Nose Hill & Stoney Trail Interchange
February 20, 2013

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). The four lane divided roadway located in…

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Expired Safety Tickets?
Expired Safety Tickets?
February 20, 2013

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 minimum requirements for all of our employees. …

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The Fast Growth 50 Awards Ceremony
The Fast Growth 50 Awards Ceremony
February 13, 2013

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 not have been possible. 

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Matrix ranked 7th by Alberta Venture in 2013 Fast Growth 50
Matrix ranked 7th by Alberta Venture in 2013 Fast Growth 50
January 8, 2013

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 and financial statements submitted by…

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Mercon Benefits
Mercon Benefits
December 3, 2012

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. )                                 …

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Getting to know Matrix
Getting to know Matrix
April 12, 2012

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 supplying qualified workers. With over 10…

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Matrix celebrates TEN successful years in business
Matrix celebrates TEN successful years in business
April 12, 2012

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 an organization's sustainability are…

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Matrix launches new online community
Matrix launches new online community
April 5, 2012

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 undertaking using Samurai Technology by…

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