Dec 12

Hon. Ratna Omidvar on Mentorship

Statement on Immigrant Employment Councils: Mentorship as Key to Social Cohesion On November 30th, Senator Ratna Omidvar welcomed Margaret Eaton of the Toronto Immigrant Employment Council and Jennifer Hollis of Immploy to the Senate. Her statement celebrates Canada’s immigrant employment councils. Through employment mentorship programs, thousands of newcomers to this country have been able to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics.


Dec 05

Networking in December

By Eric Pye, CRS, Career Advisor at CPA Alberta | Certified Resume Strategist | LinkedIn | Networking | Interviews | Workshop Facilitation If you’re a job seeker, what are your plans for December? Do you plan to “take the month off,” or keep plugging away at your search? If you’re thinking about a month off,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Nov 29

Webinar tomorrow: 3 Strategies to Finding Work in Canada

Frustrated with finding work in Canada? Not sure where to start? Applying online is not the only thing you need to do to get a job. This free of charge mini training will show you three practical strategies you can use right now to find work – and introduce you to a few other useful resources at… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Nov 16

Webinar: LinkedIn to your Next Job

Do you know that 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn for recruiting? Do you know how to use LinkedIn in job hunting? Join our webinar and learn some basic skills in using LinkedIn. In this webinar, you will learn: – Importance of LinkedIn – Various functions – Techniques of creating attractive profile – Strategies of approaching… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Oct 19

Designing Your Own Life

By Guest Blogger Amanda Zirk Ten years ago, Svetlana Pavlenko and her husband were invited by the Canadian Government to bring their skills, knowledge, and expertise to Alberta. This was the opportunity of a lifetime, so they left their friends, family, and jobs behind in Siberia to move to Canada. When Svetlana arrived in Edmonton,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Special Projects, The Wave.


Oct 12

Online Fair next week!  

Prepare for Canada is hosting an online fair for newcomers to Canada.  Connect directly with settlement experts and get access to exclusive programs and initiatives for free at the Settlement in Canada Online Fair.  Register today to avoid missing out. Here is the link to use: http://info.prepareforcanada.com/settling-in-canada-national-online-fair-0-0 The Settling in Canada fairs are designed to connect… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Oct 11

Interpretation as a Career Path?

We would like to invite our clients and partners to join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, October 18 provided by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion where the new Mayagwe service will be introduced. Mayagwe is a made-in-Canada software application that provides organizations (both public- and private-sector) with access to a database… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Sep 05

Edmonton Examiner: Immigration council focuses on conversation-making

By Mitch Goldenberg, Postmedia Edmonton, published in Edmonton Examiner on August 29, 2017 When it comes to finding people jobs, the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) continues to rely on a method that may lack the ease and flair of technology, but serves as the tried, tested and true approach to finding work. “Networking is one… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Aug 29

Terrified of Networking?

By Martha Vega-Smith, P.Eng. Guest Blogger Not long ago I was employed, and once in a while I would meet someone looking to re-enter the workforce. When they got in touch immediately after we met, or followed up on a job posting, they stuck in my mind. I was more likely to consider or recommend them… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Networking, Smart Connections.


Aug 11

Professional Networking for Engineers/Technologists

Are you actively looking for jobs or seeking for career advancements? Would you like to build up your network and meet with some professionals? Please come and join us for this professional networking event! You will: Meet professionals from APEGA, ASET, ERIEC Mentorship Program, EMCN, NAIT Learn information on engineering bridging and career mentorship programs… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Mentees, Networking, Regulatory Bodies.