Jul 06

A Mentee Story: the CMP works!

My name is Emmanuel and I migrated from England to Canada and found out about ERIEC through my internet research when I was researching for settlement resources for newcomers to Edmonton. I approached ERIEC and applied to their Career Mentorship Program (CMP). I was accepted and paired up with Dorothy an excellent mentor. She helped… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.


Jun 20

What Recruiters Want

By Lori Jazvac Posted in Career Professionals of Canada on June 15, 2016   Recruitment is not a simple task, but a challenging one. Employers seek employees with appropriate skills sets and industry experience, along with values that harmoniously align with the company’s organizational culture. Search Party found that 54% of employers are unhappy with the candidates selected… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


May 26

Introducing Speakers: Smart Connections June 23!

Today we would like to introduce our speaker Nimir Raval who is one of the presenters at the upcoming Smart Connections event on June 23, 2016.    Nimir Raval is Social Worker with International experience of more than 12 years in nonprofits, governments and international organizations. He works for The City of Edmonton as a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Upcoming Events.


May 05

Newcomers Career Fair – Saturday May 7

Canada is home to over 6.8 million foreign-born residents, so whether it’s temporary or permanent, for work or study, you have made the right choice in moving to Canada. As Canada’s largest event planners for newcomers, we understand the challenges you and your family might face when moving to a new city or country. At… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Networking, Upcoming Events.


Apr 20

Alberta Works Week

Thousands of Alberta families are struggling through job loss due to lower oil prices. Are you looking for a job or exploring your career options? Get the information and tools that you need to succeed during Alberta Works Week. The Alberta Government is hosting more than 60 career and employment events in over 30 communities across… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Networking, Upcoming Events.


Apr 11

4 Ways To Overcome Job Search Frustration

 by Anthony Ladipo Pipeline and Facilities Engineer (Project Delivery)  Many people give up their job search prematurely, they don’t see instant results and assume that there are no jobs out there. When I was younger I was eager to learn to play the piano and my parents got me an expensive tutor. Each day I would… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment.


Mar 31

Adapting to the Canadian accounting workplace

CPA Canada’s Guide to Accounting Business Culture: Adapting to the Canadian Accounting Workplace is an interactive online course that teaches valuable workplace skills that will help you achieve success in the Canadian accounting field. It is designed to assist internationally educated professionals and students currently working or seeking employment in the Canadian accounting field. It… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics.


Mar 23

Employers support volunteerism

By Sharon Mvundura, Volunteer Edmonton Published in Edmonton Examiner on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Picture your typical work day. Think of the tasks you need to do, the lunch spot where you grab a meal, and the conversations you have with your co-workers. Now imagine if you finished your lunch and the next thing on your to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 04

Enhancing your job search in 2016

Our partner Caroline Yang, MultiCultural Business Solutions recently forwarded to us this CTV interview with Jelena Zikic, Associate Professor at York University. Jelena’s advice is consistent to what Caroline and her partner Lionel Laroche have been giving to newcomers for years. We at ERIEC also share Jelena’s vision regarding resumes, the importance of social media, especially… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Mentees, Mentors.


Jan 27

Staying Positive in a Depressed Economy

By Jaclyn Bock 2015 was a tough year for the province of Alberta and 2016 isn’t shaping up to be any better. The drastic dip in oil price has led to mass layoffs and unemployment rates that have not been seen since the previous recession in 2007-2008. Although there is no way to predict economic… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics.