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.


Jan 28

Challenges for Immigrants

Underemployment challenges persist for immigrants Despite progress, issues remain with pay gap, integration: Report By Marcel Vander Wier Posted on 01/21/2019 / Canadian HR Reporter While Canadian newcomers’ ability to find skills-commensurate employment is improving, troubles including underemployment, lower wages and weaker integration persist, according to a new report. Newcomers with a Canadian degree continue to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Jan 25

The Elevate Aviation

An announcement from the The Elevate Aviation Learning Centre I would like to introduce you to The Elevate Aviation Learning Centre and a potential career exploration opportunity for your clients. In case you missed the announcement on December 12th, Elevate Aviation is opening a Learning Centre at EIA. We have 10 weeks of classes from… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jan 15

EMCN serving Visible Minority Women

The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is proud to announce their new Visible Minority Women Employment Success project. Visible minority newcomer women often struggle to find and maintain meaningful employment for a number of reasons. These include cultural barriers, hesitation to participate fully in mixed-gender skills training, and lack of a professional network. The… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Nov 07

To get a Career you Need a Map!

By Marie Gervais, PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger If you have been in Canada for several months or years and are frustrated with getting into your career, you may have a “wrong map” problem. The path to career success is different in every country and old or wrong maps will… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Oct 11

I love my company!

“I love my company!” Group pride, inclusion and employee engagement By Marie Gervais, PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger SUMMARY: An opportunity to make a difference for someone in your company can not only improve their life opportunities, but also increase your workforce’s sense of pride and engagement. This is a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Sep 21

Smart Connections Sep 20 – aftermath

Our second event for this year’s Smart Connections program series themed Diversity and Inclusion Policies and the Hiring Process of The Government of Alberta and The City of Edmonton, hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ), was held yesterday, September 20th,  2018 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. Over 160 internationally educated professionals attended the event! Elena Chernaeva, the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Global Talent Conference, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Aug 20

Emotional Intelligence

Why is Emotional Intelligence (EI) important in the workplace? Please join MentorUP Edmonton to grasp a broader understanding on how EI can contribute to your success and progress. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a term that has been receiving an increasing amount of interest recently. To explore the concept in more details and from different perspectives,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, August 20th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Aug 10

Use Your Natural Connections!

Using your natural connections to get into a career: Barry’s story By Marie Gervais, PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc. ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger SUMMARY : Barrie has always been a believer in finding out who you know to get connected to the job you want in the country where you want to work. He shows… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 10th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Jul 24

Smart Connections Sep 20, 2018 – Registration Open!

Smart Connections aims to help Internationally Educated Professionals in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or outside their field of expertise. It is about information sharing and time-efficient networking between local professionals and Internationally Educated Professionals. Theme: Government of Alberta & City of Edmonton: Diversity and Inclusion & Hiring Process This is a fantastic learning and networking event hosted… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.