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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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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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Alison Wessley
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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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