Winter has come in Canada, and the season for Alberta is no joke.

This is the time of year for hot chocolate, sledding, freezing fingers and toes, and men and women bragging about how much time they are saving by not having to shave their legs for the next six months. This is also the time when you get to workout those snow shoveling and window scraping muscles! Of course, many people simply do not like to shovel snow. It is one of those things that has to be done as an extra chore on the long list of to-do’s for the day.

Even living in a winter city, it is suggested to ease your way into this task as our unseasoned backs and hands may not be used to the increased demands that we now put on them while we shovel our sidewalks 2-3 times per day and scrape our windshields every morning. A few alternatives to doing stretches every morning and shoveling your driveway is to:

  1. Live in a condo
  2. Buy a $1500 snow blower that you think is a good idea until you realize you must maintain it as well as clear the snow.
  3. Get someone else to do it for you and save time doing your own things

If you are a property owner, then you already know that your responsibility is even bigger than just your own home. As such, it is common for companies to seek out specific snow removal services during a snowfall and then again after the snow has stopped to ensure the snow does not get packed on your driveway which would otherwise turn into a weekend worth of ice picking.

Simply put, snow adds time to your day. Even more when it hits hard and you have heavy, wet snow to deal with that takes even more effort. If you are like us, and have considered all 3 opinions thoroughly, the best option to avoiding back aches and time in the cold is to have someone else do it for you.

Fortunately, there are people in the world who do enjoy shoveling snow. To them, doling out a little bit of elbow grease in the winter is not quite a big deal and they enjoy the little workout from it. Now, if you are a snow removal company, we suggest hiring temporary labourers to help you scale up during big snow falls so that you can:

  1. Keep the contracts you have with your clients. We provide the extra bodies to keep up with your demand.
  2. Keep the clients happy so you can grow your business and pay for that $60,000 bobcat, $70,000 truck, and $25,000 trailer.
  3. Keep the employees that you promised working an on-call job that only requires working 40 hours non-stop once per week.

In addition, this allows you to manage the ever-changing staffing issues by enabling you to easily adjust the size of your workforce with the changes in snow levels to be removed. Without paying full-time salaries or making painful layoffs, this gives you even more flexibility and ease of mind. Instead of posting endless jobs on Indeed, give us a shout and fill your labour gaps with hard working dedicated staff instead of hoping for that person who needs that on call job to support his partying and video gaming habits. 

When that big snowfall hits and your clients are looking out their windows in anxious anticipation for you to arrive and prove to their wives, husbands and neighbours that it was a good idea to contract out their snow removal this year. Don’t be left out in the cold when it comes to planning your snow removal in Edmonton this winter.