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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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