May 15

The 10th Annual RISE Awards – Ten Years of Recognizing Immigrant Success in Edmonton!

Every year in the spring, the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) receives nominations from around the city lifting up exceptional people and businesses whose accomplishments amaze us and whose dreams inspire us. The RISE awards celebrate high-achieving immigrants, whose personal accomplishments and contributions demonstrate the important impact that they are having on our city… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


May 08

What is CIIP and How Does It Make a Difference For Internationally Trained Professionals Coming to Canada?

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else” – Yogi Berra Community workers and settlement or employment counselors assisting newcomers with their integration journey to Canada has more than likely heard about the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) .  CIIP is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and provides… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics,Special Projects.


May 08

Career Mentorship Program – We are recruiting Mentees and Mentors now!

ERIEC is currently accepting mentor applications for the Career Mentorship Program. New mentor/mentee matches begin the program each month! It is a great opportunity for internationally trained professionals looking for a Canadian mentor – and for Canadian business professionals seeking professional development by coaching a skilled immigrant in their job search.

Are you a skilled immigrant who is a Permanent Resident, and unemployed or underemployed? Then apply:http://eriec.ca/career-mentorship-program/ to be a Mentee in the Career Mentorship Program!

Are you a local professional who is looking to develop cross-cultural leadership and coaching skills? An employer wanting to connect with an untapped talent pool in Edmonton? Then apply:http://eriec.ca/career-mentorship-program/ to be a Mentor in the Career Mentorship Program! ERIEC is currently seeking Mentors in these professions:

  • Engineering (all specialties)
  • Accounting (Public, Private, Financial Analysis, Banking)
  • Information Technology (Business Analysts, Systems Analysts)
  • Science (Biologists, Agrologists, Environmental, Soils)
  • Healthcare (Audiologist)
  • Sales and Marketing

“To ensure a quality match, potential mentees go through a rigorous process. We also interview potential mentors so we can be confident that the pair will be compatible both professionally and on an interpersonal level,” said Ruth Moore, ERIEC Program Director.

For more information about our program, please visit the Career Mentorship Program page of our website. For information on the mentee requirements for the program, please visit Be a mentee. For information on the mentor requirements for the program, please visit Be a mentor.

Mentorship: It makes a difference!

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 and is filed under Latest News,Upcoming Events.


May 08

Career Mentorship Program – We are recruiting Mentors and Mentees!

ERIEC is currently accepting mentor/mentee applications for the Career Mentorship Program. New mentor/mentee matches begin the program each month! It is a great opportunity for internationally trained professionals looking for a Canadian mentor – and for Canadian business professionals seeking professional development by coaching a skilled immigrant in their job search.

Are you a skilled immigrant who is a Permanent Resident, and unemployed or underemployed? Then apply:http://eriec.ca/career-mentorship-program/ to be a Mentee in the Career Mentorship Program!

Are you a local professional who is looking to develop cross-cultural leadership and coaching skills? An employer wanting to connect with an untapped talent pool in Edmonton? Then apply:http://eriec.ca/career-mentorship-program/ to be a Mentor in the Career Mentorship Program! ERIEC is currently seeking Mentors in these professions:

  • Engineering (all specialties)
  • Accounting (Public, Private, Financial Analysis, Banking)
  • Information Technology (Business Analysts, Systems Analysts)
  • Science (Biologists, Agrologists, Environmental, Soils)
  • Healthcare (Audiologist)
  • Community Services
  • Sales and Marketing

“To ensure a quality match, potential mentees go through a rigorous process. We also interview potential mentors so we can be confident that the pair will be compatible both professionally and on an interpersonal level,” said Ruth Moore, ERIEC Program Director.

For more information about our program, please visit the Career Mentorship Program page of our website. For information on the mentee requirements for the program, please visit Be a mentee. For information on the mentor requirements for the program, please visit Be a mentor.

Mentorship: It makes a difference!

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 and is filed under Latest News,Upcoming Events.


May 01

Let’s Not Forget Our Local Global Talent!

This week blog edition is a commentary on The Globe and Mail Article Five Ways Companies Can Address a Shortage of Skills by Gillian Livingston (The Globe and Mail, published Monday, Apr. 29 2013)   The Globe and Mail Article Summary Recent research done by Accenture, a consulting services firm, shows that 59 per cent… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


Apr 24

ERIEC presents: A Profile of Violet Poon – Director of Program Development, Immigrant Access Fund Society of Alberta (IAF)

Violet Poon’s work has been supporting the integration of immigrants for almost 7 years through her work at the Bredin Institute, NorQuest College, and now with the Immigrant Access Fund or IAF. The mandate of IAF is to provide loans up to $10 000 to support immigrants by paying for courses or exams so they… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


Apr 22

Career Mentorship Program – We are recruiting Mentees and Mentors now!

ERIEC is currently accepting mentor applications for the Career Mentorship Program. New mentor/mentee matches begin the program each month! It is a great opportunity for internationally trained professionals looking for a Canadian mentor – and for Canadian business professionals seeking professional development by coaching a skilled immigrant in their job search.

Are you a skilled immigrant who is a Permanent Resident, and unemployed or underemployed? Then apply:http://eriec.ca/career-mentorship-program/ to be a Mentee in the Career Mentorship Program!

Are you a local professional who is looking to develop cross-cultural leadership and coaching skills? An employer wanting to connect with an untapped talent pool in Edmonton? Then apply:http://eriec.ca/career-mentorship-program/ to be a Mentor in the Career Mentorship Program! ERIEC is currently seeking Mentors in these professions:

  • Engineering (all specialties)
  • Accounting (Public, Private, Financial Analysis, Banking)
  • Information Technology (Business Analysts, Systems Analysts)
  • Science (Biologists, Agrologists, Environmental, Soils)
  • Healthcare (Audiologist)
  • Sales and Marketing

“To ensure a quality match, potential mentees go through a rigorous process. We also interview potential mentors so we can be confident that the pair will be compatible both professionally and on an interpersonal level,” said Ruth Moore, ERIEC Program Director.

For more information about our program, please visit the Career Mentorship Program page of our website. For information on the mentee requirements for the program, please visit Be a mentee. For information on the mentor requirements for the program, please visit Be a mentor.

Mentorship: It makes a difference!

This entry was posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 and is filed under Latest News,Upcoming Events.


Apr 17

RISE 2013 – Recognition of Immigrant Success – The 10th Anniversary of RISE Awards !

We are only a few weeks before the 2013 RISE (Recognizing Immigrant Success in Edmonton) Awards.  Since 2004, the RISE Awards have been given out to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of immigrants in our city and as well as to those who support them along the way. Hosted by the Edmonton Mennonite Centre… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.