Nov 12

Personal Branding Webinar by the City of Edmonton

Sharing with you that The City of Edmonton are embarking on a new journey to take their employment branding to the next level! They will be hosting one webinar a month in collaboration with an industry expert / influencer!  ERIEC Team Thursday, November 20 at 12:00 PM MST Though personal branding seems like an important strategy… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Oct 29

Government as Employer of Skilled Immigrants

HIREIMMIGRANTS.CA is hosting a free online webinar on October 30 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m MDT Boosting employment in the public sector Employment in the public sector is highly valued among job seekers, including newcomers to Canada. Still, we find that immigrants are about half as less likely than their Canadian-born peers to work in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Upcoming Events.


Oct 24

Career Fair at Bredin

This entry was posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Networking.


Oct 08

Re Smart Connections – from application to on-boarding!

By Adesiji Rabiu I recently participated in a career event, Smart Connections, hosted by the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC). I moderated a panel discussion where the panelists responded to a series of questions to assist attendees (about 100 job seekers who were mostly engineers) to have better understanding regarding the “criteria by which… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Smart Connections.


Sep 10

Temporary Foreign Worker Program – FAQ webinar

Provided by Marie Gervais at Shift Management Join us on Wednesday, September 17 at 9 a.m. MST for our webinar FAQ with foreign worker experts Donald Igbokwe and Emili Gomez.   Find answers to these questions and more: What are the reforms to the TFW program? How do these changes affect employers, TWs, permanent residents,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 and is filed under Employment, Latest News.


Sep 04

The Great Canadian Chicken & Egg Experience

A PSA by Immigrant Women’s Centre Hamilton A humorous PSA regarding Canadian immigrant workers not getting work due to lack of “Canadian Experience”. Video: Lack of Canadian Experience Enjoy, ERIEC Team

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment.


Aug 27

Manju Mathew – A Mentee Story

Manju Mathew participated in the ERIEC’s Career Mentorship Program in September 2013.  We asked her if she was willing to share with our readers about her experience with our program. Here is her story: Like most of the immigrants, I came to Canada with many dreams.  However, during the first couple of months in Canada,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Mentees, Mentors.


Aug 21

Enbridge Lays Down the Pipelines for Immigrant Talent to Succeed

Published by www.hireimmigrants.ca earlier in August 2014 Enbridge has long been deliberate about creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace, making it an employer of choice for immigrant talent.  “The treatment and equitable possibilities for immigrants are remarkable. Enbridge is a leader in promoting, supporting, and embracing diversity in the workplace. An intercultural space is the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News.


Aug 13

Running on Six Cylinders: Rethinking Diversity with Hamlin Grange

An interesting webinar for employers hosted by our dedicated partner Marie Gervais. Join us on Wednesday, August 27 at 11 a.m. MST to hear from Hamlin Grange, Strategist and expert in diverse team Management and performance Learn how to: Think and act strategically about diversity management Engage staff and other stakeholders in championing diversity programming… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentors.


Jul 30

Why Responding to a Job Posting is a ‘Waste of Time’

by Lou Adler, LinkedIn Influencer While we know that there are people who will get hired by responding to a job posting, it’s the least effective and the least personal way to get a job, argues the author, Lou Adler. He goes on to state the following: 1. Recruiters find ‘people for jobs’, not ‘jobs… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 and is filed under Employment, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.