Mar 19

Alberta Works funding for EI recipients

A Message from NorQuest College EI (Employment Insurance) recipients who are interested in returning to school and who meet Alberta Works eligibility requirements can apply for funding for NorQuest College’s Academic Upgrading and ESL Intensive programs. Funding is available to interested applicants who currently are receiving regular EI benefits (or have within the last five years). For full-time funding… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 19

 The Hidden Job Market & How to Network

An Invite from the ASSIST Community Services Centre Are you actively looking for a job? Would you like to build up your network and meet new friends? Please come and join us for this information session! Date: April 25, 2019 (Thursday) Time: 1:00 pm— 4:00 pm Location: Southwest Office, Unit 2, 810 Saddleback Road, NW,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 01

Global Talent Conference 2019: Diversify Your Professional Network!

The 9th Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew an impressive gathering of 235 inspired internationally educated professionals at the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre on Wednesday, February 27th 2019. ERIEC’s Executive Director welcomed the audience and presented this year’s theme, Diversify Your Professional Network! The keynote was Dr. Wanda Costen, who is the Dean of the School of… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 1st, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Networking, The Wave.


Feb 15

ETIP: Bridging Program for Engineers

ENGINEERS’ AND TECHNOLOGISTS’ INTEGRATION ENGINEERS’ AND TECHNOLOGISTS’ (ETIP) INTEGRATION PROGRAM A unique program designed for internationally educated engineers to find work in their field of expertise in Alberta The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) has been offering the Engineers’ and Technologists’ Integration Program (ETIP) since 1996, and has successfully bridged more than 1000 engineering… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Feb 12

Young Entrepreneurs Program

Building Young Entrepreneurs Programme A new program offered by United Nations Association in Canada This programme is a free weekend of workshops that build soft skills and hard skills (i.e graphic design, programming) and an introduction to building a business. Following the workshop there are opportunities to participate in a 1-day dream shadowing experience, a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Feb 07

Stephen and Ron  – An ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. ERIEC’s Super Connector Ron Graham met with Dimimu Stephen Akinola who is a connectee in the ERIEC Connector Program. Stephen, who recently moved to Edmonton from Nigeria, reached… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 07

IELTS Intensive with CCI-LEX

Academic IELTS Preparation The test you need for university entrance. Learn Key Strategies Do Practice Tests Improve Your Results Why CCI-LEX? small classes reasonable prices professional, experienced & caring instructors daytime, evening & Saturday classes Evening Session: February 19 – April 11, 2019 Afternoon Session: March 25 – May 2, 2019 June 3 – July… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jan 28

Challenges for Immigrants

Underemployment challenges persist for immigrants Despite progress, issues remain with pay gap, integration: Report By Marcel Vander Wier Posted on 01/21/2019 / Canadian HR Reporter While Canadian newcomers’ ability to find skills-commensurate employment is improving, troubles including underemployment, lower wages and weaker integration persist, according to a new report. Newcomers with a Canadian degree continue to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Jan 25

The Elevate Aviation

An announcement from the The Elevate Aviation Learning Centre I would like to introduce you to The Elevate Aviation Learning Centre and a potential career exploration opportunity for your clients. In case you missed the announcement on December 12th, Elevate Aviation is opening a Learning Centre at EIA. We have 10 weeks of classes from… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jan 25

English for Newcomers

Free English Language Sessions for Newcomers at the University of Alberta Student Volunteer Campus Community (SVCC) is a student group at the University of Alberta  that offers free language sessions for all community members including students, non-students, and staff. We are reaching out to Edmonton-based and local organizations serving our community to improve the well-being of newcomers… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.