Welcome to Our Service

You have found GigWayfinders, a service of Wayfinders Business Co-operative. Wayfinders is a co-op incorporated in the Province of Alberta, Canada. We are self-employed, entrepreneurs, contractors, freelancers, gig workers… in other words, we are small business owners. We come together to form a community of trust with access to reliable expertise and business software. This … Read more

Crafting Success on GigWayfinders: A Guide for Self-Employed Professionals

Dear Wayfinders Co-operative Members, The self-employment journey demands strategic navigation and a commitment to a thriving freelance career. To assist you in maximizing the GigWayfinders board’s potential, we’ve curated a comprehensive guide on meeting prospective clients and fostering long-term success. 1. Targeting Your Audience: Precision in Pursuit Identify and understand your audience to tailor your … Read more

Using GigWayfinder

Use Case: WP Job Manager – Enhancing Self-Employment Opportunities for Wayfinders Co-operative Members Post your resume or search for a job. Jobs may be short term gigs or longer term employment opportunities. Context: Steps: 1. Registration: 2. Logging In: 3. Profile Setup: 4. Posting Resumes: 5. Job Search: 6. Applying for Jobs: 7. User Feedback: … Read more

Better Together

How to be more successful by building your circle or network.
As our world gets more complex we need to turn more often to these simple methods of collective intelligence to expand our world of possibilities and get things done!

Building Local Economies

Wayfinders believes that if we play our cards right we are stronger together. The 20th Century was great for global trade. Many products today have components that come from different countries, and we enjoy the diversity of products at affordable prices that global trade makes possible. Many developing countries are included and are growing their … Read more

The Gig Economy

What is this “Gig” economy anyway? “Gigs” – short-term contracts mediated by digital platform businesses – are increasing,  and have the potential to transform the future of work in Canada and globally. The work is  precarious – meaning it is temporary, contract-based, low paid, and provides no training, health, or retirement benefits. — Towards An … Read more

Alberta Labour Information

Like all good governments, Alberta supports its people in finding their best career paths and jobs. Alberta has ALIC, Alberta Labour Information Centre. They provide a range of support services for a variety of employment scenarios – labour market entry, re-entry, retraining, or new Albertans, for the young and the not so young. https://alis.alberta.ca/