Aug 28

Are you an Immigrant Entrepreneur with a business idea and looking at how to start a new business?

The Immigrant Entrepreneurship Training program might be what you need! This is a twelve weeks program supported by Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) and Wildman Institute. Wildman Institute is a non- profit, small business support facility in Edmonton which offers entrepreneurial training programs for a variety of client groups such as immigrant entrepreneurs. They… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics,Special Projects.


Aug 21

Edmonton Engineers! ERIEC needs your expertise as a Mentor!

Are you an established engineer working and based here in Edmonton? ERIEC needs you as a Mentor for an afternoon! Speed Career Networking is an event which focuses on information sharing and time-efficient networking between local professionals and internationally-trained professionals who have recently settled in Edmonton and are “job ready”. This is not a recruitment… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 and is filed under Speed Career Networking.


Aug 14

Citizenship and Immigration Canada would like you to participate in future Immigration Planning!

Note to Bloggers and Friends of ERIEC: the Wave: I am sure that most of you, mentees or mentors, have something to say on the future immigration volume. We thought you might be interested in filling this out. Citizenship and Immigration Canada would like to invite you to participate in an online consultation on immigration… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics,Survey.


Aug 07

Smart Connections: A new networking event offered by ERIEC!

Are you new to Canada? Are you an internationally trained Accounting or Finance professional? Are you struggling to make connections or find employment in your field? If the answer is ‘Yes’ to these questions, you might consider attending this event:  Smart Connections for Accounting and Finance Professionals     Thursday, September 19th, 2013, 8:30 – 12:30… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics,Special Projects.


Jul 31

Research on Canadian Workplace Etiquette for Professional Immigrants

Dear Friends of The Wave,    ERIEC is working with Dr. Lai of the University of Calgary to assist them to recruit for interview candidates for a very important research project. This project will examine the socio-cultural interactions and issues related to etiquettes faced by professional immigrants in the workplace. For professional immigrants, while some of… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture,Other Interesting Topics.


Jul 24

Career Networking Models and ….Soccer?

Around the world, thousands of fans follow their national soccer teams with passion. Sport plays an important role in many communities as one of the great ‘connectors’ and has proven to be a successful way to help integrate and connect diverse communities. We at ERIEC are committed to addressing the needs of our clients, especially… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics,Speed Career Networking.


Jul 16

Hire Immigrants Upcoming Webinar – “Right in your Back Yard”: Sourcing Immigrant Talent Faster!

We at ERIEC are pleased to promote the upcoming Hire Immigrants webinar which will highlight innovative practices in order to help employers access qualified internationally trained candidates. As a business, your hiring and retention practices are critical to your competitiveness as a company. Choosing the right person from a pool of qualified candidates depends on… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics,Special Projects.


Jul 10

Career Mentorship with ERIEC!

What kind of impacts do our mentoring programs have for newcomers who are trying to integrate into the Canadian labour market? In this brief yet engaging video produced by Shaw TV in Edmonton, you can watch a mentorship pair share their perspectives on mentoring and how having a mentor can help make a difference in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship.