What are “Smart Connections”? Well, from my perspective, “Smart Connections” are relationships that bring benefits to all the participating parties. At ERIEC, “Smart Connections” are integral to everything we do. We make “Smart Connections” by: – Creating mentoring relationships between local and internationally-trained professionals through our Career Mentorship Program and Speed Career Networking programs; –… Read more »
There are plenty of online applications these days for things we either want or need in our lives, but few are as unique as the application process to be a mentee in ERIEC’s Career Mentorship Program! This program is for skilled immigrants (specifically ‘permanent residents’) who are unemployed or underemployed, and who want to reconnect… Read more »
This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 and is filed under Career Mentorship.
ERIEC and our corporate participants know that you can’t throw a loonie in the business world without hitting a multicultural team! Cultural diversity is a business imperative in this economy, with demographics as they are, especially in Alberta. It is possible that Alberta could be facing a shortage of 114 000 workers in the next… Read more »
This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.
You might assume that the main benefactor in any career mentorship program would be the mentee, right? Of course it’s the mentee that has a need to learn. Well, if you ask the mentors participating in ERIEC’s Career Mentorship program about who benefits from a mentoring relationship, you might be surprised at the answer. It… Read more »
This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 and is filed under Career Mentorship.
Immigrants Employment Councils (IECs) have been formed right across Canada to bring together local stakeholders to address the many challenges of integrating skilled immigrants into the labour market. IECs are organizations that typically complement rather than compete with existing immigrant programs and services and most often are employer-led councils. In some cities, IECs convene multi-stakeholder… Read more »
This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.
What’s in choosing a name? A lot of thoughtful consideration, actually, reminiscent of the process of naming one’s first baby! We insisted the name of this new member of ERIEC’s family must have meaning, represent who we are, and reflect our enthusiasm for the great achievements we anticipate, involving the internationally-trained and Canadian professionals, employers,… Read more »
This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.