Jun 26

“Mentoring around the World” Series

In a previous blog we started to explore ‘best practices’ in mentoring programs from around the world. In today’s blog we would like to introduce to you some interesting research work by Mikael Hellstrom and Patrick von Maravic from the University of Alberta. In their paper “Why has integration in the labour market worked better… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics,Research.


Jun 19

Best Practices in Mentorship – EQUAL – A Distinctly European Experience

ERIEC has always had an interest in exploring different mentorship programs that exist in other parts of the world. What are they doing in India or in Africa that might be different from the mentorship experiences here in Canada? What types of innovations might we incorporate into our models to provide a more effective mentoring… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship,Other Interesting Topics,Special Projects.


Jun 12

Alberta – A Preferred Destination for Newcomers

According to Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey, more immigrants are choosing to settle in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Alberta welcomed 12.4 per cent of all newcomers in 2011, up from 9.3 per cent in 2006, while five per cent of all immigrants chose to settle in Manitoba, up from 2.8 per cent five years… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


Jun 05

Speed Career Networking: Ready, Set…Network!

Speed Career Networking events are ‘quick-hit’ events that are designed to maximize networking and informational opportunities for skilled immigrants, and provide opportunities for locally established professionals to use their professional expertise to support Edmonton’s global talent! The Speed Career Networking (SCN) event is divided into six, 15-minute sessions. Groups of two to three mentees (internationally… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


May 29

Corporate Talent Attraction & Retention: A Strategic Approach that Produces Results

With the realities of the global economy combined with the tightening labour market, leading Canadian corporations are recognizing that talent attraction and retention are having a growing impact on their bottom lines. Developing and maintaining a corporate culture of belonging and understanding by engaging management and human resources professionals in a career mentorship program is… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship.


May 22

Workforce Diversity – A Profile of Candy Khan, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

What is workforce diversity? It is about acknowledging differences and adapting to work practices to create an inclusive environment in which diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds are valued. It is about understanding the individual differences in the people we work with that arise from a broad range of backgrounds and lifestyles, and recognizing the value… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture,Other Interesting Topics,Special Projects.


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.