Mar 16

COVID-19 and ERIEC’s Business Continuity Approach

Dear mentors, mentees and community supporters, We wanted to provide an update on the actions that are being taken to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and support the health and well-being of our stakeholders. Our thoughts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of the virus. Like many… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, March 16th, 2020 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 04

Joel Pushparaj – A Connectee / Mentee Story

The Career Mentorship Program (CMP) and the Connector Program matches newcomer immigrant professionals (mentees / connectees) in the Edmonton region with established professionals and local business leaders / employers (mentors / connectors) who share a similar occupational background and creates networks through real-life connections and experience. Joel Pushparaj is an internationally trained Project Manager who… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Employment, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Nov 26

CRIEC and ERIEC Mentorship and Networking Program Exchange – Red Deer, Alberta

On November 25th, 2019 Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) staff and Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) staff all met together to discuss each city’s program approaches, outcomes and to explore new ideas and efficiencies. A big thank you to Immigrant Centre in Red Deer and to their Executive Director Frank Bauer for hosting… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Oct 04

Top 10 Speed Networking Tips + Tricks

Posted on SpeedNetworking.com Speed networking is taking the business world by storm—and for good reason. You meet more people, you don’t get stuck talking to the wrong person, and you maximize your time talking to like-minded professionals. But attending a speed networking event isn’t the same as attending a traditional networking event. It requires a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, October 4th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Speed Career Networking, The Wave.


Aug 23

Welcoming New ERIEC Staff

We are pleased to introduce to you our newest employee at ERIEC. April Zhang, Connector Program Coordinator April was a mentee through Career Mentorship Program of ERIEC. She found her first formal job in Canada with the help of her mentor and the team of ERIEC. She was a very active volunteer for ERIEC before… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Connector Program, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Jul 05

Peers-to-Peer Connecting – an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a networking initiative that successfully connects professional immigrants to help them broaden their professional connections through “one-on-one” meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. This is a story of a unique “two-on-one” connection that worked! Bushra Khokhar and Anabel Pecatoste reached out to ERIEC to become participants… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 5th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Jul 02

Employment Opportunity with ERIEC

JOB TITLE: Connector Program Coordinator EMPLOYMENT: Full-time LOCATION: Edmonton, Alberta WORK HOURS: 9am – 5pm POSTING DATE: June 28, 2019 CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 7th, 2019 ________________________________________ The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) addresses issues of labour market integration for internationally trained professionals. ERIEC is dedicated to implementing innovative, high-impact strategies and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 and is filed under Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


May 15

Stephanie and Neha – an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. Food Banks Alberta’s Executive Director Stephanie Walsh-Rigby met with Neha Kulshrestha on a cold February day. Neha is an HR Professional and is a CPHR candidate. She… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Apr 23

Ron Graham – ERIEC Super Connector

Earlier this year the National Connector Program featured Connectors from across Canada and shared their stories as to why they are involved in the Connector Program in their community. Today, we are pleased to share the story of ERIEC’s Super Connector Ron Graham. Ron Graham helps newcomers because he loves helping people. But Ron can… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Awards, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Feb 07

Stephen and Ron  – An ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. ERIEC’s Super Connector Ron Graham met with Dimimu Stephen Akinola who is a connectee in the ERIEC Connector Program. Stephen, who recently moved to Edmonton from Nigeria, reached… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.