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Making the Most of Your Job Search With a Temp Agency

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

Matrix State of the Union

Matrix State of the Union

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

Workforce Cost

What Is The True Cost of Your Workforce?

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

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Temp Worker vs Independent Contractor

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

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2017 Construction Trends to Watch Out For

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

Calgary Construction Staffing Trends

Keeping up With Current Staffing Trends

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

Construction Staffing Solutions Calgary

How Our Calgary Construction Staffing Solutions Save You Money

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

Now Hiring: Integrity & Corrosion Specialist

NOW HIRING: Integrity & Corrosion Specialist

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

Construction Staffing Solutions Calgary

How To Improve Construction Client Communication

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

Short term labour jobs Calgary

Pros and Cons of Being a Construction Worker

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

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Spring Into Safety

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. …

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A Basic Guide to Personal Safety Equipment

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

Calgary Construction Jobs

What $700 Million in Infrastructure Spending Means for Alberta Workers

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

Why Work For Matrix?

Why Work For Matrix?

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

Matrix Labour Leasing Helps Construction Workers Weather the Storm

Matrix Labour Leasing Helps Construction Workers Weather the Storm

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

The Matrix Advantage

The Matrix Advantage

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

Why Work at Matrix?

Why Work at Matrix?

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

Is CalgaryNEXT The Next Job Creator in Calgary?

Is CalgaryNEXT The Next Job Creator in Calgary?

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

Winter Safety on the Worksite

Winter Safety on the Worksite

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

It's Your Job to Know Your Job

It's Your Job to Know Your Job

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

How the Construction Industry Has Changed Over the Past 50 Years

How the Construction Industry Has Changed Over the Past 50 Years

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

Are You CalgaryNEXT or CalgaryNOPE?

Are You CalgaryNEXT or CalgaryNOPE?

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

Canadian Residential Construction Industry Requires Additional Tradesmen

Canadian Residential Construction Industry Requires Additional Tradesmen

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…

Construction Safety During the Rainy Season

Construction Safety During the Rainy Season

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

Safety Gear on Construction Sites

Safety Gear on Construction Sites

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

The Safety Mindset You Need On Alberta Construction Sites

The Safety Mindset You Need On Alberta Construction Sites

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

Introducing Matrix Construction

Introducing Matrix Construction

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…

Housing Starts Show Promise for Calgary Construction

Housing Starts Show Promise for Calgary Construction

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…

Matrix Open House: Event Overview

Matrix Open House: Event Overview

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

An Exciting Time Ahead for The Calgary Construction Industry

An Exciting Time Ahead for The Calgary Construction Industry

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

Certificate of Recognition for Matrix

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

Office Construction in Calgary Creating Jobs and a Bright Future

Office Construction in Calgary Creating Jobs and a Bright Future

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

Calgary Construction: The Labour Staffing Industry in Calgary

Calgary Construction: The Labour Staffing Industry in Calgary

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

Plug In With Matrix Connect

Plug In With Matrix Connect

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

How To Work Safely In A Small Construction Crew

How To Work Safely In A Small Construction Crew

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…

4 Principles to Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace

4 Principles to Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace

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…

Short Term Employment Forecast Shows Construction Jobs In Demand

Short Term Employment Forecast Shows Construction Jobs In Demand

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

The Suit & Tie vs. The Fluorescent Vest

The Suit & Tie vs. The Fluorescent Vest

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…

Alberta Predicted to Lead Canada Through the Next Wave of Construction

Alberta Predicted to Lead Canada Through the Next Wave of Construction

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

Skills Canada National Competition 2014

Skills Canada National Competition 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…

New Changes from ePost Will Benefit Employees

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…

A Warm Welcome to Our New Clients

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

Stay Tuned to the Matrix Facebook Page

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…

Peigan Trail Connector Road Project

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…

Avoid the Spring Time Bugs

Avoid the Spring Time Bugs

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

Nose Hill & Stoney Trail Interchange

Nose Hill & Stoney Trail Interchange

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

Expired Safety Tickets?

Expired Safety Tickets?

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

Getting to know Matrix

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

Matrix launches new online community

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

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