Mar 28

ERIEC recipient of Diversity and Leadership Award

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) named recipient of 2017 Diversity and Leadership Award by Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) ERIEC is proud to be recognized as one of two recipients of the 2017 Corporate Diversity and Leadership Award by FACL Western. The awards celebrate individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in achieving greater… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 and is filed under Awards,Canadian Workplace Culture,Career Mentorship,Latest News,Networking,Other Interesting Topics,The Wave.


Mar 22

Resume on Coffee Cups

Java and job seeking: Enterprising Alberta grads hand out resumes on coffee cups Ben Wright and Dian Volschenk have received dozens of business cards and emails in response to their strategy By Erika Stark, CBC News Posted: Mar 17, 2017   It’s often said that the key to finding a job is to network, network, network. And the tight… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture,Employment,Latest News,Networking,Special Projects.


Mar 15

Helping newcomer professionals solve the Canadian workplace puzzle

We are very pleased to share with you a recent ENBRIDGE blog post on Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council. To read the blog click here or go to www.enbridge.com “Enbridge has been a significant supporter of our programs for many years,” says Doug Piquette, Executive Director ERIEC, “and that motivates other employers to do more”…. Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture,Career Mentorship,Mentees,Mentors,Networking,Special Projects.


Mar 08

Global Talent Conference 2017: Communicating with Confidence

This year’s Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew a record number of participants (245) to the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre which was held last Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. The ERIEC conference team brought in Samuel Oboh  , a locally based, Nigerian-born architect and community leader,  to provide this year’s keynote address: Nuances and Nudges: Why… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference,Latest News,Mentees,Mentors,Networking,Special Projects.


Feb 23

City of Edmonton: Newcomers Career Success

Last week (Feb 14th, 2017) City of Edmonton hosted the first Newcomers Career Success Info Session on Facebook LIVE. The City is actually the 1st employer in North America (yes, you read that right) to use Facebook LIVE for recruitment purposes! It was a great success and the numbers were outstanding! The City reached over 17,000… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture,Employment,Latest News,Other Interesting Topics,Special Projects.


Feb 16

2017 Edmonton Global Talent Conference: We are almost sold out!

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2017 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Communicating with Confidence: Making your story powerful! Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre, West Edmonton Mall  9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Registration and breakfast start at 8:00 am) Registration: This event is open to Internationally Educated Professionals who are Permanent Residents… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference,Latest News,Mentees,Mentors,Networking,Other Interesting Topics,Special Projects,Upcoming Events.


Feb 14

CPA Alberta Lunch with the Pro’s

  Looking for ways to advance your career in business and accounting? Join CPA Alberta for Lunch with the Pros to learn more about how the CPA designation can open doors to diverse opportunities and a lifelong, rewarding career with unlimited potential. At Lunch with the Pros, you’ll hear first-hand from a prominent CPA in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 and is filed under Employment,Latest News,Mentees,Mentors,Networking,Other Interesting Topics,Regulatory Bodies,Special Projects,Speed Career Networking.


Feb 08

Who will get the job?

Challenges faced by (skilled class) immigrants in Canadian job market By Fahad Mughal, ERIEC Mentor and Diversity Magazine Columnist This article has been initially posted by Diversity Magazine in January 2017   It took me 10 months to realize that the reason I was not getting any response for a professional job was that I was… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture,Employment,Latest News,Mentees,Mentors,Other Interesting Topics.