Alberta tech startup MatchWork selected to enhance the employability of older workers nationally
August 26, 2019
● Alberta based MyMatchWork (MatchWork), has been selected as one of AGE-WELL
NCE’s (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness,
Engagement and Long Life NCE Inc.) Catalyst 25 projects for its Core Research Program.
● MatchWork is a technology startup focused on solutions for people experiencing
barriers to employment and for employers struggling with retention, using its machine
● MatchWork provides valuable insights to employment service agencies, employers and
governments who support people who face barriers to employment. These include new immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities and older workers.
Edmonton, Alberta, August 26, 2019
MatchWork, in partnership with the University of Alberta, has been selected as one of the 25
projects across Canada to receive Catalyst funding in 2019-20. Other project partners include
the University of Waterloo, the University of Sheffield (UK), Covenant Health, CARP (Canadian
Association for Retired Persons) and the Canadian Home Care Association. These projects will
form the basis of AGE-WELL NCE’s future Core Research Program for 2020 - 2023.
The MatchWork partnership will focus on the Financial Wellness & Employment Challenge Area
by enhancing the employability of older workers and family caregivers. These two particularly
vulnerable groups have received little attention until recently. The proposed project will deploy
MatchWork’s cloud platform, which is designed to help overcome employment barriers, to serve
the employment needs of these two vulnerable populations, and extend its reach across
MatchWork’s core technology platform is developed using collaborative, human-centred design,
to help people overcome employment barriers by translating their unique skills into viable
employment pathways. The platform enables employers, employment service organizations and
governments to get useful data to inform decision making and funding.
Full news release: MatchWork Press Release