Jul 16

Online Fair this week! 

Prepare for Canada is hosting an online fair for newcomers to Canada. The Settling in Canada fairs are designed to connect newcomers with experts who can answer questions about living and working all over Canada. These online fairs are for you if you have questions about Employment and Career Services, Continuing Education & Training, Foreign Credentials… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 16th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jul 16

Elize Erasmus: A Mentee Success Story!

My name is Elize, and I came to Canada in October 2017. Moving to Canada, my single biggest worry was that I would struggle to find a job in my field.  I am a Chartered Management Accountant with over 10 years of experience, but kept hearing that one had to have ‘Canadian experience’ in order… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 16th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees.


Jul 16

Elevate Employee Engagement!

Want to elevate employee engagement? Try this simple idea (consistently!) By Marie Gervais PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc. ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger SUMMARY : Does employee engagement have to be tricky? Developing a collaborative workspace with commitment to purpose and goals can be helped along with one, simple, consistent check in. The side benefits? Increased engagement… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 16th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Research.


Jul 04

Last Smart Connections – aftermath

Our first event for this year’s Smart Connections program series themed The Future of Work, hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ), was held last June 14th, 2018 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. AGENDA Part 1: Sector Job Wayfinder Resource & How To Critically Review Job Ads This session provided you with an overview of a new… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave.


Jun 29

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Canada Day is time to proudly celebrate all we have in common. It is an opportunity to celebrate our heritage and achievements. As we look ahead, we have every reason to show our pride in being Canadian and to face the future with confidence and enthusiasm. Celebrate Canada Days 2018! Follow: #CanadaDay     Happy… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, June 29th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jun 26

Career Development with Lynda.com

By Amith Jagota Network Project [email protected] | [email protected] Driving project, leadership & operations success linkedin.com/in/amithjagota  “Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn What Is Lynda.com LinkedIn’s learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal & professional goals.  It’s Plethora of… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Jun 22

ERIEC’s Birthday – 10 Years of Success!

This year marks ERIEC’s 10-years of operations here within the Edmonton region. On Wednesday June 20th, Executive Director Doug Piquette provided the following 10 year milestones to the Board of Directors at the 2018 ERIEC’s Annual General Meeting. Key Career Mentorship Milestones (since the 2009 pilot): Total Mentorship Matches – 745 Mentees who have received… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Networking, The Wave.


Jun 11

It’s not too late to JOIN US at Smart Connections!

There is still limited seating available and you don’t want to miss this fantastic learning and networking event which is open to newcomers to Canada at no charge, with any professional background and/or any immigration status. Date: Thursday, June 14th 2018 Time:                    8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Program starts at 9:00 am) Where:               … Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, June 11th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jun 07

Africanival 2018

As months fades into days, days into minutes, and minutes into seconds, Africanival 2018 beacons with less than 40 days to go on: Saturday, July 14th from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm Sunday, July 15th from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm at 10581 107 Street, Edmonton (behind MacEwan University, Downtown Campus) Free entry to all! Enjoy the party… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jun 07

Work Experience in Environmental Sector

First Canadian Work Experience Program for Highly Skilled Immigrants in the Environmental Sector, provided by Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada)! ECO Canada is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1992 to help nurture Canada’s growing environmental sector. They train and certify Canada’s Environmental Professionals and has been provided funding by the government… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.