Smart Connections


Theme: Government of Alberta & City of Edmonton: Diversity and Inclusion & Hiring Process

Who is invited: Internationally Educated Professionals

Smart Connections aims to help Internationally Educated Professionals in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or outside their field of expertise. It is about information sharing and time-efficient networking between local professionals and Internationally Educated Professionals.


Part 1: Diversity and Inclusion Policies
The Government of Alberta (GOA) will explain what Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) means, why it’s important, how they are making changes based on a D&I Policy that was approved in 2017 and why the GOA is a great place to work.

Part 2: The Hiring Process – Panel Discussion
The panelists will talk about the steps that event attendees should consider that will help their applications get noticed. They will also share their own experiences in Canada.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (mountain time)

This is a fantastic learning and networking event hosted by ERIEC at no charge and is open to all professions! For more information and registration, please click here.



Grow with Google


Would you like to join us in person for free training and help from Googlers? Whether you’re a business or startup owner, or just want to learn some new skills, you’re invited to attend free workshops on Wednesday, September 26th from 10am-5pm. View the schedule below and choose the topic that you’re most interested in. Please note that you may register for up to a maximum of two workshop sessions.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM   Get Found on Google Search and Maps
Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing, and learn how to make a free website.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM   Intro to Online Marketing
Anyone who wants to learn new marketing skills or reach potential customers online will learn about search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), content marketing, and social media marketing. The result? A strategy that can get your organization, business, startup or event in front of your target audience.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM   Using Data to Drive Growth
Learn about tools to help you collect and interpret real-time information about how customers are interacting with you online, so you can make smarter decisions about how to reach key audiences on your budget, timeline, and terms.

Need more help? Googlers will be available to help you with any questions you may have.

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 10am to 5pm (mountain time)
Where: Ford Hall, Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB

For more information and registration,  please click here.


Get Ready For A Job!

October 2018 Workshops hosted at ASSIST Southwest Office

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:30pm (mountain time)
Where: ASSIST Southwest Office (Unit 2, 810 Saddleback Road), Edmonton

Workshop schedule:

Employment Readiness 9:30am – 10:30am

Accessing resources and information on foreign credentials, labour market, and strategies for employment

Job Search Development and Job Fair Preparation 10:40am – 11:40am

Strategies and resources for finding a job; tips for attending a job fair

Lunch break 11:40am – 12:10pm

Resume & Cover Letter Development 12:10pm – 1:10pm

Learn the latest tips on writing resumes and cover letters

Interview Readiness 1:20pm – 2:20pm

Develop your interview skills

Canadian Workplace Culture 2:20pm – 3:30pm

Introduction to workplace culture in Canada

Certificate provided to eligible client with completion of the above class.

Note: Please bring your Permanent Resident Card or Confirmation of Permanent Residency in Canada or Work Permit for Live-in Caregiver.

For registration, please call 780-429-3119. For more information about the services and programs offered by ASSIST,  please click here.


The online tool – AgriJobMatch

AgriJobMatch is a national job board which compiles thousands of agricultural job postings from across Canada for “one-stop job shopping.” The goals of AgriJobMatch are to assist in making the hiring process faster and easier while also improving upon the pairing of the right person with the right job.

For job seekers, AgriJobMatch:

  • is free to use;
  • easily searches agriculture jobs from across Canada;
  • offers the creation and management of resumes;
  • tracks applications and invitations;
  • creates a customized profile to find agricultural jobs that best match your interests; and
  • allows employers to send you invitations to apply for jobs that match your profile.

For employers, AgriJobMatch:

  • is free to register;
  • allows you to add job postings ($199 standard job posting fee is waived until April 2017);
  • provides a hiring kit option which includes sample job descriptions, job advertisements, and interview guides; and
  • matches and invites job seekers to your job postings based on their profiles.
  • The enrollment process for job seekers will take approximately 10 minutes.

Check out the job matching tool for yourself at now!


Global Logistics Management Professional Development Certificate and Courses

The Supply Chain Management Association Alberta (SCMA AB), in association with MacEwan University School of Continuing Education, offers this advanced, comprehensive series of courses to meet the emerging needs of the global supply chain industry.Through case-based, problem-solving activities, you will have the opportunity to apply high level, analytical reasoning to examine different solutions to purchasing and transportation logistics, advanced sourcing, and integrated business systems in different domestic and international settings to achieve a stronger presence in the global marketplace.

Course Details

This certificate consists of eight courses and 126 instructional hours.

  1. Advanced Supply Chain Management (21 hours)
  2. Logistics Infrastructure (14 hours)
  3. International Trade and Logistics (14 hours)
  4. Transportation Management (14 hours)
  5. Advanced Global Sourcing (21 hours)
  6. Production and Inventory Control I (14 hours)
  7. Supply Chain Risk Management (14 hours)
  8. Warehousing and Materials Handling (14 hours)

The courses can be taken individually. Complete all eight to receive your Global Logisitcs Management Certificate.

All completed courses will be eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credit hours and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points through SMCA AB.

The courses are designed for professionals, with broad business knowledge and experience in Supply Chain Management, wishing to enhance their career growth, develop in-depth knowledge and specialized skills in Global Logistics.

For more information, please click here.

To know more about this certificate program, Contact 780-497-5207 or [email protected]


Constructing Futures

We are pleased to share information on EMCN’s newest occupational skills training program called Constructing Futures: a 6-month program that provides essential workplace skills and access to the labour market for unemployed, or underemployed immigrants with recognized degrees from an international institution and work experience in the construction field, who want to pursue careers in construction project management within Canada.

Program Description and Goals:

The program provides 18 weeks of full-time employment preparation skills training to participants and an 8-week full-time practicum with an Edmonton employer in the construction industry. Participants will build their skills in effective Canadian business communication, English language for the construction industry, Canadian workplace culture, workplace safety, use of computers and social media, employment standards and employment readiness. These elements will be instructed in partnership with Enbridge Pipelines. In addition, participants will complete Project Management courses with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and will obtain an industry recognized Certificate in Project Leadership.

Participant Selection:

  1. be a graduate of a recognized degree program from an international institution and have work experience in the construction field;
  1. have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks for Academics (CLBA) score of 6 in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing;
  1. be an Alberta resident, and submit immigration status documents;
  1. be unemployed, underemployed; or receiving Employment Insurance (EI);
  1. demonstrate readiness, willingness, and ability to complete the full 6 months of programming;
  1. submit and pass a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) assessment to appraise technical and project management background and submit documented evidence;
  1. pass an interview with a panel of trustees that includes representatives from NAIT, the project management industry, and Constructing Futures programming.

Please note: the application process is competitive. Applying for the program does not guarantee acceptance.

Where: Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN), 8914 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton

REGISTER to attend a free information session by sending an email to: [email protected] or contact 780-421-7400.


Engineers’ and Technologists’ Integration Program

We are pleased to share information on EMCN’s occupational skills training program called Engineers’ and Technologists’ Integration Program (ETIP). This unique bridging program is designed for internationally educated engineers who want to work in their field of expertise in Alberta.

Program Description and Goals:

The main objective of the ETIP is to develop the participants’ engineering business communication proficiency, enhance their previously learned technological knowledge and skills to Canadian standards, and gain Canadian accreditation. Upon completion of the program, graduates are recognized by the Association of Science and Engineering Technologist Professionals of Alberta (ASET) with a professional designation.
This program enables participants to:

  • develop occupation specific language skills in the areas of technical communication, presentations, pronunciation and technical writing
  • “Canadianize” their engineering knowledge through discipline specific up-to-date technical training at the NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology)
  • develop computing skills relevant to their discipline
  • increase understanding of the Canadian engineering workplace culture and employers’ expectations
  • enhance their professional employment prospects in Canada through job search strategies and networking

Participant Selection:

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must:

  1. be a graduate of a recognized Engineering Degree program from outside Canada and have experience in the engineering field;
  2. submit and pass a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) assessment administered by ASET to appraise the applicant’s technological background and submit documented evidence
  3. have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks for Academics (CLBA) score of 6 in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing;
  4. be an Alberta resident, and submit immigration status documents – a PR card, IMM5292 or recent Canadian Citizenship card;
  5. be unemployed, underemployed; or receiving Employment Insurance (EI);
  6. demonstrate readiness, willingness, and ability to complete the full 11 months of programming;
  7. pass an interview with a panel of trustees that includes a Department Head from NAIT, the representative of ASET, and the ETIP Program representative(s) and may include an industry representative

Please note: this is a competitive process; applying for the program does not necessarily mean you will be selected.

Where: Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN), 8914 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton

REGISTER to attend a free information session by sending an email to: [email protected] or contact 780-421-7400.


2018 Upcoming ACCES Employment Monthly Online Event Series

2018 Upcoming Alberta Job & Career Fairs  

2018 Upcoming Events & Activities at the Edmonton Public Library

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

Canada’s Top 100 Employers

Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants