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From job applications and registering with BOWEN Group to statutory holiday pay, see the most frequently asked questions below. If you don’t see an answer you’re looking for here, reach out to our team by phone or email.
No. Simply browse our job postings to view current and future opportunities. Select a job and upload your resume to apply. That’s it.
It’s simple. Just search our online job postings and enter your email at the bottom of a posting to pull up the short application form. Submit your resume and you’re done!
Here are detailed instructions on applying to a job posting.
- Simply follow this address jobs.bowenworks.ca to be taken to our Job Posting pages.
- When you arrive you will see on the left-hand side the “Filter Job List” box, in that box below the pink “Start New Search” button you will see a link for “View all Jobs”, click on that link.
- Next you will see a longer “Filter Job List” box which contains all of our current Job positions. Simply click on a job that you are interested in and a white job description box will appear to the right. By scrolling to the bottom of this white box you will come across the “Quick Apply” option.
- In the “Quick Apply” function you are asked to first type in your email then press the pink “Check” button. By checking your email our system will confirm whether or not we have a previous application from you.
- If you are not on file then “Quick Apply” will ask you to enter your first & last name and your phone number. At this point, you are to “Choose File” and upload your resume and click on the pink “Submit” button.
- If you are registered with us then “Quick Apply” will ask if you want to apply with a resume you already have on file as well as confirm your contact info. At this point, you either click “Submit” or upload a new resume through “Choose File” and then click “Submit”.
- When your application has been successful you will see a notification in red saying “Success! Your application has been received for this role. We will be in touch if your experience and qualification are a match.”
- From here you can either exit our Job Postings page or continue to apply to additional positions by following the same steps.
We trust we’ve answered your question. If you still need help then connect with our Guest Services desk at email@example.com or 403 262 1156 for more help.
Click here to check out our job board for current opportunities: jobs.bowenworks.ca. Then simply follow the “Quick Apply” steps.
As you apply to one or more positions your resume will be sent directly to the recruiters who manage the jobs. Once the recruiters receive your resume they will review your application and if they feel that they have a good fit for you, they will call you to set up an interview appointment.
The great thing about applying to jobs using our new job posting site is that you highlight your file for our recruiters.
We trust we’ve answered your question. Please feel free to contact us via email or phone, if you have any further concerns. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 403 262 1156.
Thank you very much for your interest in BOWEN. We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulties registering with us.
If you would be so kind as to send an email with a copy of your resume attached to email@example.com, our Guest Services will be more than happy to help in setting up a profile for you.
Once we have received your resume and created your registered profile you will receive an email from Guest Services with your Username and Password, so that you will be able to review and confirm all the information in your profile.
After reviewing your profile, we recommend that you visit our job board jobs.bowenworks.ca to apply directly online to any of the positions that you might be interested in, which will give our recruiters the opportunity to review your candidate file. If our recruiters then feel that we would be a good fit for you, you will be contacted to set up an interview with one of our recruiters.
Thank you once again for your interest in BOWEN and if you have any further questions please feel free to call 403-262-1156 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. You can discuss your moving plans with your recruiter. You can also apply for “Future Opportunities.” We recruit for positions all over Canada, and work with candidates who are legally able to work in Canada. Visit our job postings to see the locations we are currently recruiting for.
No. Due to the high volume of recruitment and contractor management we do on a daily basis, all of our candidate appointments must be scheduled. Visit our job postings and upload your resume to apply. Our recruiters will review your qualifications and experience, and if they find you a possible fit, they will call you to set up an appointment.
To help you understand how our business model works – we are hired by companies in Canada to find candidates to fill specific job requests, and not the other way around. What this means for you is there is zero cost to you as a BOWEN Group candidate. While we don’t work to find work for each candidate that applies, if you are a top candidate for a job posting, we will present you to an employer and do everything we can to get you placed. Keep applying to our job postings to ensure you’re considered on all opportunities. We also recommend applying with multiple employers and even other recruitment firms. Ask a peer review your resume and check out these resume tips.
BOWEN Group is a Canadian leader in recruitment solutions and contractor management. While roots and headquarters are in Calgary, Alberta, we currently have candidates and contractors placed in nine provinces across the country and have the capabilities to source and place people outside of Canada depending on the location and terms of the placement.
It depends on the assignment. BOWEN Group candidates and contractors have access to short-term, long-term and permanent career opportunities in a wide range of industries and positions. Contract assignments might be a day or two; they might be several weeks, months or even a year in length.
Thirty years ago it may have been common for staffing firms to source entry level, administrative people. Today, we place professional, managerial, field, technical and highly specialized candidates at all levels in a wide range of industries and positions. With the rate of change in the world of work on the rise, the percentage of contractors in the workforce is constantly growing.
BOWEN Group is so much more than a traditional staffing firm – we are an end-to-end recruitment solutions and contractor management firm, offering a multitude of workforce services and benefits to our candidates, contractors and clients.
BOWEN places candidates across Canada in all industries and all job families – from junior to senior executive roles, field and technical positions to administrative positions. Visit our job postings to view our current postings.
Yes, lots! You can specify permanent placement as your preference when you apply.
No. To help you understand how our business model works – we are hired by companies to find candidates to fill specific job requests, and not the other way around. What this means for you is there is zero cost to you as a BOWEN Group candidate. While we can’t guarantee placement for everyone who applies, if you are a right-fit candidate for a job posting, we will present you to the employer and do everything we can to get you placed. We do not take a cut – 100% of your wages go to you!
Yes. If you’re on a temporary or contract assignment with BOWEN Group and you are not an independent contractor, you’re eligible for statutory holiday pay under the Canadian government’s employment standards. BOWEN Group pays according to the employment standards of the province in which the work is conducted.
In most cases, you’ll remain at the same rate when transferring your contract to BOWEN Group. Once you have completed a right to represent agreement with us, we are able to obtain your pay rate, which is set by the company (our client) you are contracted to. Our client has complete control over your pay rate based on their evaluation of current market conditions and their business needs. The same applies to all contractor management service providers, not just BOWEN Group.
Eligibility and pay rates for payroll contractors are determined by the Canadian government under employment standards in your province of work. The same applies regardless of the contractor management service provider you’re working with. We make it easy for you to know if you’re eligible for overtime, as this will be clearly explained in your BOWEN Group contract or assignment details. Any eligible overtime must be pre-approved by your supervisor (our client).
Yes. If you’re on a temporary or contract assignment with BOWEN Group and you are not an independent contractor, you receive 4 percent vacation pay in lieu of paid time off. You have access to this money when you earn it, so that you can decide how to use it or save for when you’re not working.
Your paystubs and T4s will not be emailed or mailed to you.
Your paystubs and T4s (before December 2019) are available on BOWEN’s secure website, Penny, at bowenworks.ca/paystubs.
If you’ve previously registered on the Penny site, enter your user name and password to access the site. If you’re a new user, click the link in “To register, please click here” underneath the login portal and fill out the form. Important: please use your personal email to register so you have access to the site if and when your placement ends. For more support with our paystubs and T4s site, click here.
Your paystubs and T4s (after December 2019) will be available on Payworks.
Yes. BOWEN Group offers all of our contractors access to an affordable group benefits plan that provides comprehensive health and dental coverage at competitive rates. Participation is optional and coverage is guaranteed – which means no medical questions to answer and no exclusions for pre-existing conditions.
BOWEN is a group of companies and has partners operating under our infrastructure. These relationships allow us strengthen our service offerings for our clients, and provide the mutual benefit of shared resources.
BOWEN Group offers temporary recruitment through our Mark Staffing division, Indigenous recruitment through our Stream Source partner and senior technical recruitment through our partnership with Debbie Mastel & Associates. While the tangible branding is different for each, we all operate as one team, on one floor with the same reputable processes and passion for making people matter.
Your paystubs and direct deposit slips (before December 2019) are available on BOWEN’s secure website, Penny, at bowenworks.ca/paystubs.
If you have never accessed your Penny account before: click on “To register, please click here” link and enter a valid, personal email address and your date of birth and create a password. Use a personal email to ensure access to the site when you leave your current work placement.
If you have previously registered on the site: simply enter your User ID and Password. You can also access the Penny site by logging into your MyBOWEN dashboard and clicking on the Penny Site link located on the “My Unconfirmed Requirements” tab.
Your paystubs and direct deposit slips (after December 2019) will be available on Payworks.
Your User ID is your email address registered with BOWEN Group.
If you can’t remember your password, click the “Forgot Your Password” link and follow the instructions to complete a password reset.
If you receive an error at any point that directs you to contact BOWEN, simply send an email to email@example.com and put your request in the subject line. A colleague from our payroll department will get back to you by email as soon as possible.
“Paystubs” are named “Advice Slips” on the site. These can be found by first clicking on “Reports” and then selecting “Advice Slips”. All “Advice Slips” are printable by double clicking on the pay period you wish to review and selecting the print option.
All T4 information will be published by the end of February.
All T4 information will be published by the end of February.
Your T4s (before 2019) are available on BOWEN’s secure website, Penny, at bowenworks.ca/paystubs. These can be found by first logging into Penny and clicking on “Reports” and then selecting “Employee T4.” All T4s are printable by double clicking on the T4 you wish to review and selecting the print option.
Your T4s (after 2019) will be available on Payworks.
Approved timesheets must be submitted to BOWEN Group Payroll by 1 p.m. MST on Mondays.
If a Monday is a Statutory Holiday, approved timesheets must be submitted by 11 a.m. MST on Tuesdays.
This ensures timely payment.
Login to your www.mybowen.ca dashboard and scroll down the page to the “Timesheets” section. Click on the current week’s timesheet link, this will open your current timecard. Individually select each day that you worked this past week or the past 2 weeks (depending on your placement) and click the “Add Time” button. As you add time to each day, you will need to enter your start time and your end and potentially how long your break was. After completing this information click the green “Add” button at the bottom of the drop down window. Repeat these steps for each day that you worked in the current time period. Once each day is completed and added, review your total hours and then click the “Submit” button on the bottom left hand corner of your screen. You have successfully completed and submitted your timecard!
Now your timecard will automatically be sent to your approved Supervisor for their final approval and an email will also be sent to your Supervisor alerting them that you have submitted your timecard. It is your responsibility to ensure your Supervisor reviews and approves or makes corrections to your timecard by the 1pm on Monday deadline, so it is recommended you connect with your supervisor once you have submitted your timecard.
Ensuring that you submit your timecard by 10 a.m. MT on Mondays and that your Supervisor approves your timecard by 1 p.m. MT on Mondays, will lead to timely payments.
Contact BOWEN Group’s Payroll Team at 403.538.3323 or submit this form and a consultant will respond as soon as possible. We are happy to assist you.
If you have questions about working with BOWEN Group, reach out to our team. We’re ready to help.