About Us


In 2002, Matrix Founder and CEO Shannon Warren had a vision. He wanted to professionalise the skilled trades industry by creating white collar stability in a blue collar space. This meant attracting the industry’s top talent through stable, ongoing, long term work, wage parity, benefits, RRSP contributions, education opportunities and tuition refunds. Shannon knew that in order to deliver a best in class staffing and payroll service, employees would need to be the focal point of the organisation. Subsequently, Matrix’s People-Centric culture was born. Nearly two decades later, Matrix has contributed over 5,000,000 hours of employment to the Canadian workforce and is regarded as an industry leader in Staffing, EOR, Payroll and HR Innovation. The Journey Continues… 

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Our Mission

Our mission is to create an employee-centric family culture. We are committed to best-in-class training and safety initiatives that ensure our team has the skills to exceed our client’s needs and expectations through experience, technology, ethics and scalability. By celebrating the efforts of our team and by respecting the diversity of our strengths we create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

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Scope of Services

Matrix offers full service fractional and managed HR services that include (but are not limited to):

  • Full Service Staffing (Specialising in Skilled Trades Workforce Across Canada For Temporary And Permanent Placements)
  • Best in Class Managed Services In Payroll And Back Office Support. Employer of Record (EOR)
  • Payroll Funding 
  • Reliability Status 
  • Social Recruitment
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Recognitions and Certifications

For nearly two decades, Matrix has consistently delivered on its mandate of bringing good people together to create great outcomes. Through this journey, Matrix has earned both recognitions and accreditations that speak to the organisation’s capabilities, competency and track record. This includes:

  • Alberta Venture’s Fast Growth 50 
  • Profit 500
  • Business in Calgary’s Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Energy Safety Canada COR Certified in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan
  • Online Industrial Security Services  (OLISS) clearance / authorization
  • ISNetworld and Complyworks Certified and Compliant
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What differentiates Matrix at a high level is experience and track record. This was achieved by staying true to its four pillar mandate:

  • Focused - We engage on mandates we have significant experience in and we stay in our lane. 
  • National - We have tens of thousands of pre-screened candidates across Canada that are ready for placement quickly and comprehensively, on time and on budget.  
  • Scalable - Individually or in tandem, we offer payroll funding and back office support (EOR, AOR, Compliance, Risk Management) with temporary and permanent staffing. This provides our clients and partners with elasticity to grow and access opportunities through their engagement with Matrix. 
  • Innovative - We are Canada’s first “true” Social Recruitment Pioneer. Through our investment in technology and marketing, we have the ability to access a universe of candidates not available through traditional channels. 
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The Sky is the Limit

Matrix’s turn-key solution includes a managed services function which migrates all WCB, training, onboarding, hiring, termination and relational responsibilities to Matrix. 

In addition to the time and cost savings, this alleviates the burden of liability from our clients, where mechanisms and systems are in place for seamless HSE / WCB management. With all new large enterprise clients we work with our client’s HSE team during implementation to ensure seamless HSE program alignment

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The Bottom Line


More time and resources can be reallocated to growth and sustainability rather than eye-level operational overhead.

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