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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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