ERIEC Smart Connections
The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) will be hosting a Smart Connections event. 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.
Theme: Leveraging You Presentation Skills
When: Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 9 to 12pm (Registration starts at 8:00 am)
Where: Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Avenue Northwest , Edmonton
Keynote: How To Be Effective In Any Meeting
Keynote Speaker: Gord Sheppard, Create Awesome Meetings
HR Panel Discussion: Looking for a Job? Prescreening Process, The Job Interview, On-boarding and Networking
Panelists from The City of Edmonton, Pentair Technical Solutions, Robert Half Management Resources and the non-profit sector. This 3 hour event provides vital skills about how to repackage yourself to leverage your career!
For more information and registration, please click here.
June Job Fair @ ASSIST SW Office
The ASSIST Community Services Centre will host a Job Fair at their Southwest office. Participating companies and institutions include City of Edmonton, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Transit System, JW Research, Winners, Marshalls, Homesense, Walmart, Bento Sushi etc.
When: Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 1 to 3pm
Where: ASSIST SW Office, Unit 2, 810 Saddleback Road, 23 Avenue 114 Street Edmonton (next to CDI College on Taylor University Campus)
For more information and registration, please call 780-429-3119.
Voting has started for the 2017 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards
Voting is open!
Canadian Immigrant Magazine, in association with RBC Royal Bank, is proud to announce that voting for the 9th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards is open! Please visit their website at here to vote for one of the 75 finalists!
This national people’s choice award is unique in that it allows Canadians to nominate and vote directly for individuals from all walks of life who have made a difference since their arrival in Canada.
Among the winners were 150 Canadian immigrants have already been honoured — everyone from public figures like Governor General Michaëlle Jean, Dragon’s Den’s Arlene Dickinson, Justice Michael Tulloch, who is the first black judge appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal, dancer/choreographer Wen Wei Wang and many more.
Interested in seeing who the Top 25 from 2009 to 2015 are? Click here to see the winners.
The online tool – AgriJobMatch has been launched!
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 www.agrijobmatch.ca now!
New! 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.
This certificate consists of eight courses and 126 instructional hours.
- Advanced Supply Chain Management (21 hours)
- Logistics Infrastructure (14 hours)
- International Trade and Logistics (14 hours)
- Transportation Management (14 hours)
- Advanced Global Sourcing (21 hours)
- Production and Inventory Control I (14 hours)
- Supply Chain Risk Management (14 hours)
- 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.
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.
- be a graduate of a recognized degree program from an international institution and have work experience in the construction field;
- have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks for Academics (CLBA) score of 6 in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing;
- be an Alberta resident, and submit immigration status documents;
- be unemployed, underemployed; or receiving Employment Insurance (EI);
- demonstrate readiness, willingness, and ability to complete the full 6 months of programming;
- submit and pass a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) assessment to appraise technical and project management background and submit documented evidence;
- 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@example.com or contact 780-421-7400.