Smart Connections

Smart Connect LogoERIEC is dedicated to ensuring immigrants are welcomed and participate in the economy to their full potential. Foreign-trained, experienced professionals now making the Edmonton region their home want to contribute their skills to our economy – but many lack the local knowledge needed for a successful job search.  ERIEC provides a unique and effective bridge between employers’ labour needs and globally trained new residents so they can work to their full potential.

SmartConnections is a model which helps Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or outside their field of expertise. ERIEC usually offers these sessions once or twice a year.  This 3 hour event:

  • Increases IEPs knowledge of specialized sector-specific Canadian workplace opportunities;
  • Connects them directly to employer representatives from the local labour market who present the skills required to succeed in the sector;
  • Enables low ratio discussion and self assessment of core competencies needed for success in the sector;
  • Provides vital skills about how to repackage themselves to find and apply for a successful alternate/temporary career path while pursuing re-certification.

SmartConnections assists IEPs to find employment at a level commensurate with their skills and experience while providing social benefits through increased economic stability for their families.

Employers benefit from connecting with some of the international talent currently available in Edmonton and the global perspectives these professionals can bring to our market place.

This is a fantastic learning and networking event hosted by ERIEC at no charge and is open to all professions!

Smart Connections: Leveraging You Presentation Skills

Date:             Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time:             9:00am – 12:00 pm (Registration starts at 8am)

Where:          Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Avenue, Edmonton Alberta T5J 3N8

Keynote: How To Be Effective In Any Meeting

Keynote Speaker: Gord Sheppard, Create Awesome Meetings

HR Panel Discussion: Looking for a Job? Prescreening Process, The Job Interview, On-boarding and Networking Panelists from The City of Edmonton, Pentair Technical Solutions, Robert Half Management Resources and the non-profit sector.

This 3 hour event provides vital skills about how to repackage yourself to leverage your career!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Dress Code is business casual.

Light refreshments will be served.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking is challenging downtown so we encourage you to use the Edmonton Public Transportation. Matrix Hotel is located only one block south of Corona Station.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, please bring a printed copy of your ticket.

For more information, please contact Elena at or 780-497-8866.

Seats are limited. Click here to register.


For the previous Smart Connection events, please click the links below: