Oct 08

Re Smart Connections – from application to on-boarding!

By Adesiji Rabiu I recently participated in a career event, Smart Connections, hosted by the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC). I moderated a panel discussion where the panelists responded to a series of questions to assist attendees (about 100 job seekers who were mostly engineers) to have better understanding regarding the “criteria by which… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture,Employment,Smart Connections.


Oct 02

SMART Connections – Effective Networking and Job Search Strategies for Internationally Educated Engineers!

Last Tuesday, September 30th, ERIEC hosted the second Smart Connections event of the 2014. Over 90 internationally educated engineers convened at the MacEwan University in Edmonton and had the opportunity to meet with over 20 major employers, educators and guest speakers from the Edmonton business community. It was a “full house” of well prepared and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 and is filed under Latest News,Networking,Smart Connections,Special Projects.


Sep 25

Intercultural Communication Practitioner Certificate

Develop effective strategies and skills for working with a diverse Canadian workforce. NorQuest College’s Centre for Intercultural Education (CIE) is recognized regionally and nationally as a leader in integrated, intercultural applied research, education, resource development, and customized workplace training. Click on each course for descriptions, fees, and term dates: Level I: Foundations Level II: Perspectives… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture,Latest News,Other Interesting Topics,Special Projects.


Sep 17

ACI Toastmasters Club Open House

The Advancement of Cultural Intelligence (ACI) is a Toastmasters Club for internationally educated professionals, international students and immigrants. Please register yourself and invite/register your friends to this event: ACI Toastmasters Club Open House Venue: Enbridge Learning Forum, West of 10201, Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton Date: September 25, 2014 Time: 6 to 8pm For more information… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 and is filed under Latest News,Networking,Other Interesting Topics,Upcoming Events.


Sep 10

Temporary Foreign Worker Program – FAQ webinar

Provided by Marie Gervais at Shift Management Join us on Wednesday, September 17 at 9 a.m. MST for our webinar FAQ with foreign worker experts Donald Igbokwe and Emili Gomez.   Find answers to these questions and more: What are the reforms to the TFW program? How do these changes affect employers, TWs, permanent residents,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 and is filed under Employment,Latest News.


Sep 04

The Great Canadian Chicken & Egg Experience

A PSA by Immigrant Women’s Centre Hamilton A humorous PSA regarding Canadian immigrant workers not getting work due to lack of “Canadian Experience”. Video: Lack of Canadian Experience Enjoy, ERIEC Team

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture,Employment.


Aug 27

Manju Mathew – A Mentee Story

Manju Mathew participated in the ERIEC’s Career Mentorship Program in September 2013.  We asked her if she was willing to share with our readers about her experience with our program. Here is her story: Like most of the immigrants, I came to Canada with many dreams.  However, during the first couple of months in Canada,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 and is filed under Career Mentorship,Employment,Mentees,Mentors.


Aug 21

Enbridge Lays Down the Pipelines for Immigrant Talent to Succeed

Published by www.hireimmigrants.ca earlier in August 2014 Enbridge has long been deliberate about creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace, making it an employer of choice for immigrant talent.  “The treatment and equitable possibilities for immigrants are remarkable. Enbridge is a leader in promoting, supporting, and embracing diversity in the workplace. An intercultural space is the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture,Employment,Latest News.