Awarded Alberta’s Top 70 Employer for 2017

Alberta's Top 70 Employers 2017 logoMatrix Solutions has been named a Top Employer in Alberta by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This special designation features companies that go above and beyond the standard workplace expectations.

“We really care about our employees and receiving this award shows that,” said Robert Pockar, president and chief executive officer. “Requalifying as a top Alberta employer for six years in a row is a testament to our focus on implementing programs that not only benefit our employees but also make Matrix a great place to work.”

Some of the reasons Matrix was selected for the award include:

  • encourages the next generation to pursue post-secondary studies with an academic scholarship program for children of employees (to $2,000 per child) and supports employee efforts to continue their education with tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (to $1,200)
  • 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
  • provides maternity leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers (to 100% of salary for up to 8 weeks) and offers a number of flexible work options to help them transition to their new roles as parents


“From the perspective of the competition, the range of industries represented on this year’s list is a reminder of the underlying resilience of Alberta’s economy,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which manages the competition.

This year, 7,500 employers were invited to start the application process with 70 employers selected as award recipients. Winners were chosen based on the same criteria as the national competition: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

Matrix Solutions Inc.
is a Canadian, employee-owned environmental and engineering consulting company. Strategically located across Canada, we help our clients, employees, environment and communities thrive. With our ability to collaborate across services, disciplines, and geographies, we deliver responsive, locally connected, and scalable solutions customized to our client’s project and environmental challenges.

Our integrated approach is supported by talented professionals focused on three key areas of service: assessment, remediation, reclamation and monitoring; environmental planning, assessment and approvals; and water resources.

Mediacorp Canada Inc. is Canada’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the company has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 19 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners. Mediacorp also operates, the largest Canadian job search engine, which includes editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and is used by 7 million Canadians annually.

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