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 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.


Feb 01

City of Edmonton: online info session!

The City of Edmonton Recruitment team is hosting a Newcomers Career Success Information Session on February 14, 2017 from 11 am to 2:30 pm (Mountain) via Facebook LIVE on the City of Edmonton Jobs Facebook page. This is a free online event and all are welcome to attend. Join us for LIVE presentations about: How to Create an… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jan 04

Your Career Resolution Checklist

By Lise Stransky This is a great time to reflect on the last year and consider what we want to do differently in the new year.  As we say au revoir to 2016 and bonjour to 2017, instead of proclaiming another resolution for change, review this calendar action plan to get you thinking about your career resolutions for 2017. Every year,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Nov 30

My Best and Personal Advice for Newcomers

By Mia Isabela Deleanu We are pleased to introduce a new guest blogger to The Wave. Mia Isabela Deleanu, is an Application Analyst Assistant at Catholic Social Services in Edmonton, Alberta. She shares her advice and experience from her own personal journey as an immigrant to Canada. Each month she will cover different topics on… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Nov 17

‘Job churn’ and ‘precarious work’ don’t have to be the new normal

By Fiona Mcquarrie Special to The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Nov. 08, 2016 Fiona McQuarrie is associate professor in the school of business at the University of the Fraser Valley Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau have both recently told workers that they need to get used to “job churn” and “precarious… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics.


Nov 16

Mentee Story – Hannah Mpofu

My name is Hannah and I recently emigrated from the United States where I first moved to from my native Zimbabwe.  I arrived in Canada in July 2015 to join my husband who was living in Alberta. After a short period of rest, I decided I would begin job hunting. Being a newcomer to Canada,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Mentees, Mentors.


Aug 10

How to Look Good in Skype Interviews

Look your best when interviewed for a job over the internet. Watch the VIDEO for a few excellent tips and training for a Skype Interview! Pre-Interview Checklist Sound Enough “stuff” in room to absorb/defect sound No loud noises in background Location Background is appropriate Nothing distracting in background Camera height at eye-level Camera about arm’s length… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Other Interesting Topics.


Jul 25

The Power of Coffee Meetings in Job Search

By Eric Pye Career Advisor at CPA Alberta | Resumes | LinkedIn | Networking | Interviews | Workshop Facilitation Joy is experienced in her field. She is currently out of work, and has been searching for a new role for several months. She has sent out hundreds of job applications, but has yet to get… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.