Oct 04

Top 10 Speed Networking Tips + Tricks

Posted on SpeedNetworking.com Speed networking is taking the business world by storm—and for good reason. You meet more people, you don’t get stuck talking to the wrong person, and you maximize your time talking to like-minded professionals. But attending a speed networking event isn’t the same as attending a traditional networking event. It requires a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, October 4th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Speed Career Networking, The Wave.


Aug 20

Minister’s Visit to the ERIEC Office

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) visited the ERIEC earlier today, August 20, 2019. The Minister acknowledged ERIEC’s efforts in ensuring that internationally trained professionals are welcomed and supported through the mentorship and networking programs that we provide in the Edmonton region. He agreed that by increasing access to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Aug 09

Smart Connections September 26, 2019 – Registration Open!

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 Internationally Educated Professionals. When: Thursday, September 26th 2019 Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Program starts at 9:00 am) Where: Matrix Hotel,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 9th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jul 05

Peers-to-Peer Connecting – an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a networking initiative that successfully connects professional immigrants to help them broaden their professional connections through “one-on-one” meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. This is a story of a unique “two-on-one” connection that worked! Bushra Khokhar and Anabel Pecatoste reached out to ERIEC to become participants… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 5th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Jul 05

Colin & Ikemefuna: a Mentorship Experience

The Career Mentorship Program (CMP) matches newcomer immigrant professionals (mentees) in the Edmonton region with established professionals and local employers (mentors) who share a similar occupational background and creates networks through real-life connections and experience. ERIEC mentor (Colin) met ERIEC Mentee (Ikemefuna) through the ERIEC mentorship program. Their mentor-mentee meetings provided a platform for them… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 5th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, The Wave.


Jun 03

Smart Connections May 30 – The Successful Aftermath

Our first event for this year’s Smart Connections program series was themed Nailing the Networking Event, hosted by the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ) and was held on May 30th, 2019 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. A total of 176 internationally educated professionals attended the event! Doug Piquette, Executive Director of ERIEC, kicked-off… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave.


Apr 23

Smart Connections May 30, 2019 – Registration Open!

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 Internationally Educated Professionals. This is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity at no cost and is open to internationally educated professionals with any background (Permanent… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


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 15

EMCN serving Visible Minority Women

The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is proud to announce their new Visible Minority Women Employment Success project. Visible minority newcomer women often struggle to find and maintain meaningful employment for a number of reasons. These include cultural barriers, hesitation to participate fully in mixed-gender skills training, and lack of a professional network. The… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Dec 17

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2019: Registration Open!

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2019 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Diversify Your Professional Network!  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre, West Edmonton Mall  9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Registration and breakfast start at 8:00 am) Registration: This event is open to Internationally Educated Professionals who are Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, December 17th, 2018 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.