Matrix Solutions Inc.
Employees at Matrix Solutions plant trees as part of their environmental initiatives  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Matrix Solutions Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2019):

  • Matrix Solutions cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan and offers a full suite of financial benefits, including profit-sharing for all employees, signing bonuses for some, and matching and non-matching RSP contributions
  • As part of the company's flexible health benefits plan, employees receive $1,000 flex dollars which can be used to top up health or dental coverage, distributed to a personal spending account for items such as fitness equipment or education, transferred to an RSP or used to purchase additional time off
  • Matrix Solutions supports ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses directly and indirectly related to an employees' role and organizes annual Training Days, gathering employees from across Canada for 2 days of technical training in Calgary
Staff at Matrix Solutions on the course at the organization's annual golf day  

Highlights

Industry Environmental consulting services
Established in Canada 1988
Major Canadian hiring locations Cold Lake AB, Grand Prairie AB, Guelph ON, Saskatoon SK, Fort St. John BC, Regina SK, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Kindersley SK, Mississauga ON, Oxbow SK, Lloydminster SK, Medicine Hat AB, Swift Current SK, Virden MB, Weyburn SK, Drayton Valley AB
Full-time employees in Canada 496
Part-time employees in Canada 31
Average age of employees in Canada 38 years
Longest serving employee 26 years
Long-term savings matching RSP, non-matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $1,000 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Matrix Solutions Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • Matrix Solutions encourages employees to consider alternative transit, offering covered and uncovered bicycle parking stalls for up to 80 commuters, shower facilities, and an internal bike sharing program (with three company bikes available for employee use)
  • Matrix Solutions is a leader in the province, partnering with local recycling company, Bluplanet Recycling, to ensure that most of its waste is collected, sorted and diverted from landfill -- the program captures paper, cardboard, plastics, metal, batteries, electronic waste, returnable bottles (with proceeds from returns donated to charity) compostable paper plates and cutlery as well as organics
  • Matrix Solutions' Organizational Effectiveness team oversees the development of an Environmental Management System manual that is reviewed and updated regularly to guide it environmental initiatives and programs
A Matrix Solutions employee working in the field  

Highlights

Industry Environmental consulting services
Major Canadian hiring locations Cold Lake AB, Grand Prairie AB, Guelph ON, Saskatoon SK, Fort St. John BC, Regina SK, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Kindersley SK, Mississauga ON, Oxbow SK, Lloydminster SK, Medicine Hat AB, Swift Current SK, Virden MB, Weyburn SK, Drayton Valley AB
Full-time employees in Canada 496
Employee green team ECOM (Environmental Committee)
Senior executive to oversee initiatives yes
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management System (manual is reviewed and updated regularly)
Green highlights ongoing awareness program to encourage employees to power down their computers nightly, donates its refurbished computers
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, green roof, low-flow water systems, new head office features low VOC materials (paints, sealants, adhesives, coatings, flooring and woods), as well as uses recycled materials and locally sourced construction materials where possible, green roof features a combination of reflective membrane surfaces and rooftop garden areas (option to covert to urban gardens planters)
Extended recycling office program managed by local company (Bluplanet Recycling) and includes organics, batteries, and e-waste
Commuter amenities covered and uncovered bicycle parking (80 stalls) and shower facilities for riders, internal bike sharing program (three company bikes available), hosts monthly draws for monthly transit passes, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, transit subsidies
Community partnerships Alberta Parks, Roots for Trees (Edmonton employees participated in tree planting initiative), Environment Week (recently hosted a commuter survey)

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