May 18

2018 ERIEC Awards & Recognition Event

Last Tuesday, May 15th members of the Edmonton business community and internationally educated professionals gathered together at Sutton Place Hotel to celebrate Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council’s ten years of mentorship and networking successes as well as honoring the collaborations of our Edmonton employer partners. Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) recognized the many mentors,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018 and is filed under Awards, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


May 11

Smart Connections June 14th – Registration Open!

On June 14th 2018 the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) will be hosting a Smart Connections event. 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 immigrant professionals. Theme: The Future of Work Who is invited: Internationally Educated Professionals… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, May 11th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


May 08

Oliver Kamua, a dedicated partner!

Published in AAISA Newsletter, April 2018 Oliver moved to Canada twenty years ago to pursue his graduate studies from Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Literature, Education, and a Master’s degree in Drama. Currently, Oliver is the Manager at Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA) and oversees various Settlement Services Programs. Prior to his… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


May 08

Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards 2018

It’s Time to Vote! Help choose this year’s winners! Canadian Immigrant Magazine, in association with RBC Royal Bank, is proud to announce that voting for the 10h annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards is open! Please visit their website today to vote for one of the 75 finalists! Voting ends May 17, 2018. This national people’s choice… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 and is filed under Awards, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Apr 11

Your New Life in YEG

Are you new to Edmonton? The Edmonton’s NextGen is hosting an exciting upcoming event for new residents to Edmonton: Ignite: Your New Life in YEG  Date: Monday, April 23 Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: The Nook Cafe (10153 97 Street) This is a free drop-in style networking event for new Edmontonians in the 18 to 40 year… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Apr 09

Vyara Doncheva: A Mentee Success Story!

My name is Vyara and I immigrated to Canada in 2016. At the beginning, everything was so hard – I was struggling, feeling homesick, missing friends and family, and it was difficult for me to adjust to this new environment. Finding a job was the most difficult thing for me. I didn’t know where to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, April 9th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Speed Career Networking.


Apr 09

The Talent Scout

Staffing and Recruiting Consultant (Part 1) – The Talent Scout By Tonya Holowitski, RPR, RPT, CMP LinkedIn, published on March 26, 2018 No one grows up and graduates saying I want to work in the Staffing and Recruitment Industry. In fact, most people aren’t even familiar with this profession. In this series, we are going to uncover… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, April 9th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics.


Mar 14

Fireside Chat with Hon. Ahmed Hussen

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) visited Edmonton earlier this week on March 12th 2018. Doug Piquette, ERIEC’s Executive Director had the opportunity to speak with the Minister along with several others at a small gathering at the Indo-Canadian Women’s Association (ICWA) based in Millwoods. The minister addressed questions… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Mar 14

ASSIST Job Fair – Spring 2018

Hosted by ASSIST Community Services Centre, this event would be a gathering of varied and seasoned recruiters, recruitment agencies and government agencies. When: May 10, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: Terwillegar Community Church, 1751 Towne Centre Boulevard Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6R 3N9 Note: This event is arranged for Permanent Residents of Canada / Protected Persons… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Mar 14

Reasons to join SCMA Alberta

For almost 100 years, The Supply Chain Management Association of Alberta (SCMA) has been striving to grow and advance the Supply Chain Profession. We helped in the transition of Supply Chain from being just a tactical function to a strategic asset by being strong advocates to industry and government. When you become an SCMA Alberta… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Upcoming Events.