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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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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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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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Alison Wessley
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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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