Layoffs at Calgary-based ATCO

‘We continue to face strong economic headwinds in Alberta and prospects for growth are not materializing’

Layoffs at Calgary-based ATCOA number of people were laid off at Calgary-based ATCO last week, Calgary’s Business has learned. When asked about the layoffs, the company would not confirm how many people were affected but gave the following statement on the “reductions.” “We continue to face strong economic headwinds in Alberta and prospects for growth are not materializing.…

How to get noticed and hired in tough economic times

Years of recruitment and talent management have taught Joy Cohen that resumes need to be tight, clean and targeted

How to get noticed and hired in tough economic timesJoy Cohen is the author of Take Aim: How to Get Noticed and Hired In Tough Times. She’s a human resources professional, with over 10 years of recruitment and talent management experience, as well as an accomplished resume writer and career coach. Calgary’s Business: Tell me a little bit about what you do and how…

Gamma-Tech Inspections met the recession challenge head-on

Government at all levels lags behind in understanding the importance of small business, says president Debra Ross

Gamma-Tech Inspections met the recession challenge head-onDebra Ross is president and CEO of Gamma-Tech Inspection Ltd. Calgary’s Business: Tell me about your company. When was it formed? How many employees do you have? What does the company do? Ross: Gamma-Tech Inspection Ltd. was incorporated July 15, 2002. It has successfully provided a wide spectrum of non-destructive testing services to the oil…

Enhanced pipeline capacity crucial to Canada’s economy: CIBC

New study points to $12 billion in foregone revenues over the past five years. And that could rise to $15 billion by 2019

Enhanced pipeline capacity crucial to Canada’s economy: CIBCEnhanced pipeline capacity is crucial to future foreign investment in Canada and the country’s competitive advantage in the energy sector, says a new report released on Thursday by CIBC World Markets. “The future of Canada’s economy looks brighter when the energy sector is thriving in a sustainable manner, of which pipeline capacity is a crucial…

$2 billion in wages lost waiting for medical treatment

For the first time, the estimated number of Canadians who waited for medically-necessary treatment exceeded one million in 2017: Fraser Institute

$2 billion in wages lost waiting for medical treatmentWaiting for surgery and medical treatment can be a painful and personally frustrating experience for many Canadians. It’s also a costly one. A new study released on Wednesday by the Fraser Institute says long waits cost Canadians $1.9 billion in lost wages last year and for the first time, the estimated number of Canadians who…

Policy risk chases away investment: Brad Wall

Former Saskatchewan premier says government needs to send a strong signal that it intends to be competitive

Policy risk chases away investment: Brad WallFormer Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall recently joined Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP as a special adviser to the firm and its clients. He is based in the firm’s Calgary office. Wall spoke with our Associate website Calgary's Business about politics and the economy. Calgary's Business: Why did you decide to choose this new position and what do you see are your…

We must stop Trudeau’s attack on Alberta’s economy: Kenney

'Unlike the NDP, the United Conservatives understand that we face a hostile Trudeau Liberal government in Ottawa that has pledged to “phase out” the oilsands'

We must stop Trudeau’s attack on Alberta’s economy: KenneyJason Kenney is leader of the United Conservative Party in Alberta. He spoke with Calgary's Business about the state of the economy in the province. Calgary's Business: Is the Alberta economy out of the woods after two years of a recession in 2015 and 2016? Kenney: Let’s face it: the NDP made a bad situation…

Calgary-based Communo connects entrepreneurs in the shared economy

Mobile app helps businesses in the marketing and advertising fields to connect and work together with the click of a button

Calgary-based Communo connects entrepreneurs in the shared economyCalgary-based tech company has launched a mobile app helping businesses in the marketing and advertising fields to connect at the click of a button and work together in the new shared economy. Communo was founded about a year ago by Calgary marketing gurus Ryan Gill and Chris Kneeland, who turned Cult Collective into an internationally-recognized…

Massive digital transformation awaits Canadian business

New MNP report says in terms of ‘technological readiness and digital competitiveness, Canada is languishing behind’

Massive digital transformation awaits Canadian businessCanadian businesses face a massive wave of digital transformation, according to a new report released on Wednesday by MNP. The report, Capturing the Change Wave: How Canadian Businesses are Transforming, says: eight in 10 businesses have at least one technology advancement underway; three-quarters have used a technology support provider to help manage their transformation; nearly…

World’s best brands meet in Banff to share secrets of success

The Gathering, founded by Calgary marketing gurus Chris Kneeland and Ryan Gill, honour brands that enjoy a cult-like following among consumers

World’s best brands meet in Banff to share secrets of successThe Gathering annual marketing conference is once again bringing some of the best and most recognized global brands together in Banff to discuss the latest trends in the industry -- and to celebrate success stories. The annual meeting of the world’s most coveted brands is an opportunity to share secrets and learn from the courageous…