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.


Jul 03

O Canada!

How long does it take to uproot an exotic tree from South America and replant it in North America? How long does it take for its roots to strengthen so that one could consider it adapted to the new and colder environment?  I read in a magazine that in some cases it takes 19 years!!!… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


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 in Canada than in… Read more »

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