Oct 30

Networking: one of my strongest job search tools!

By ERIEC Staff Networking has for centuries been used in various ways by individuals to grow their business as well as personal careers, and also to make all sorts of projects happen. Networking skills are not something you are born with, you can develop them. And it need not be a complex process. The great… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 and is filed under Networking.


Oct 23

What are big oil and gas companies looking for?

By Baisakhi Roy    An interview taken from Canadian Immigrant ( www.canadianimmigrant.ca ) with James Edwards, TransCanada Corp.’s Manager of Corporate Talent Strategy. The following questions are discussed: What are some of the job prospects in this industry today? What do you look for when hiring? What qualifications do internationally trained professionals need to have… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


Oct 16

No Diversity? No Excellence.

For many years, while working as interpreter and translator for various European companies, I was exposed to different workplace environments, cultures and values. I did not know then that years later that  ‘diversity’ would be such a widely discussed topic. Some North American employers look at the diversity as a reference to race only which… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture,Other Interesting Topics.


Oct 09

Sanjeev Sharma – A Professional Newcomer Success Story

Until September 2010, Sanjeev, his wife and two children were living in India where Sanjeev was employed in his chosen profession of accounting. From India’s Punjab state, Sanjeev had completed his Master of Commerce degree from Delhi University in 1994 and earned his professional accounting designation in 1997. Eager to make a new life for… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship.


Oct 02

Speed Career Networking Event – Networking for Success!

It’s a dream for any event planner if a participant answering the question on the evaluation form, “What worked well?” responds with “Everything” ! We were very pleased to read this again on some of the evaluation forms from our last Speed Career Networking (SCN) event for Engineering Professionals which took place on Thursday, September… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 and is filed under Speed Career Networking.


Sep 25

ERIEC Smart Connections: an Eye Opener!

If you are a Canadian born and you graduated from NAIT’s Accounting program, you are probably taking it for granted to get a job as an Accountant.  But for the internationally trained professionals (ITPs) in Accounting and Finance this opportunity is out of reach. Credentials are not recognized, there is always a lack of Canadian… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics,Smart Connections,Special Projects.


Sep 18

Connecting Immigrant Job seekers with Employment…

There is a ‘new’ web based resource that is working to ‘connect’ immigrant job seekers with employment. This new resource is called Jobsforimmigrants.ca and is the first ‘immigrant focused’ job directory in Canada. They are currently working on expanding their network to include diverse job seekers of all talents and skills as well as job… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


Sep 11

Sule Mohammed – a success story

Sule Mohammed’s dedication to his career and desire for a high quality of life for himself and his family took him on a long journey from his native Nigeria to Edmonton. Trained as a mechanical engineer in Nigeria and registered with Nigeria’s highest engineering authority, the Council for Recognition of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship,Other Interesting Topics.