Young Workers of Today

Few moments in a young person’s life bring more hope, promise, and pride than graduating from college or university. This milestone brings excitement and a sense of preparedness to take that next step into a career, looking ahead to a financially secure future…

Young Workers of Today

Fair Trade in North America

Fair trade is not a new concept to North American consumers. It is one of many certifications for the environmentally and socially conscious shopper. Yet, discussions around fair trade seem to have fallen off the map. As businesses and consumers value increasingly environmentally and socially responsible practices, it is time to reignite the conversation.

Fair Trade in North America

Profire Energy Inc.

Safety First Profire Energy Inc.By Mark Golombek View in E-MagazineView in Brochure The oil and gas industry is booming, but comes with high injury and fatality rates. Profire is in the business of ensuring the safety of all workers in this industry despite the dangers inherent in this line of work. Business in Focus spoke with Nathan McBride, Profire’s finance and communications manager, to discuss the company’s technological advancements and the state of the industry. Improper monitoring of burner systems is unfortunately common in oil and gas operations. Necessary precautions are often neglected, leading to injury and fatalities. Profire is […]

Profire Energy Inc.

Motion Computing

Since it was first introduced to consumers back in April of 2010, Apple’s now-ubiquitous iPad has helped to popularize the use of tablet computers, something Peter Poulin is grateful for – despite the fact he works for one of the companies that introduced tablet computers many years before Apple.

Motion Computing

Fort Saskatchewan

Change is inevitable. It is the response to change that determines resourcefulness, innovation and vision. The seizing of opportunity and its precursor, preparation, are the determinants to growth and more importantly, success.

Fort Saskatchewan

Eco-Flex

Old, discarded tires have been clogging Canadian landfills for decades. In 1992, Alan Champagne decided it was time to do something about it. He rolled up his sleeves and launched Eco-Flex Recycled Rubber Solutions – a company that only sells products made from 100 percent recycled automotive tires.

Eco-Flex

Eastforest Homes

It is our most treasured asset and one of the safest investments on the planet. It rests in a community that we’ll call home, where memories will be our own and dreams become realities. Choosing the best in the home building industry requires diligence in decision making.

Eastforest Homes

Canadian Pump & Compressor

Before starting Canadian Pump & Compressor, President Owen Myhre had worked since 2004 in the oil field, taking care of the most important asset to the operation of any oil field: the pumps. The company he has since built is involved in the rental, sale and service of a wide variety of pumps, generators, light towers, filtration and associated rental equipment.

Canadian Pump & Compressor

Booth Centennial

When it comes to healthcare, Canadians put their trust in the quality of everything from surgical staff to meals provided to patients. Operating like miniature cities, hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities have many things in common, especially the massive amounts of laundry generated daily, including bedding, surgical gowns, operating room sheets, personal patient clothing, and much more…

Booth Centennial

Belmont Meats

Belmont Meats was established in 1966 to bring quality and innovation to the retail and foodservice meat manufacturing and processing industry. “We didn’t set out to be an ordinary meat manufacturer, or to create ordinary products in our facility,” the company website explains. “Our goal is to ensure that our products are delectable, made with only the finest ingredients and made exactly the way you like them.”

Belmont Meats

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The Gig Economy

There are countless studies that demonstrate that the nature of work is changing. Work is becoming increasingly precarious, but what does this mean? Does precarious employment imply doom and gloom or is there a silver lining for work that no longer fits traditional or conventional models? Is it a necessary evolution for the increasingly automated economy?