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.


Feb 21

2018 Global Talent Conference: Sold Out!

We are very pleased to announce that all the tickets for the 2018 Edmonton Global Talent Conference are sold out!  For those of you who wanted to attend but could not get a ticket, don’t despair, we will do our best to accommodate as many of you as we can. These year’s Conference theme is Let’s… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking.


Feb 06

Homestead Coworking

Homestead is a coworking space in downtown Edmonton ( #202 10526 Jasper Avenue)  where independent professionals & entrepreneurs come together in community. Homestead is home to a growing community of businesses (both young and old) full of energy and passion. Everyone is here for a purpose, to build and grow their business in the midst… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Jan 24

Interviewing Tips from Robert Half

Thank you to our partner Robert Half for providing invaluable tips in the videos below. Serious Interviewing Tips: How to Answer What’s Your Biggest Weakness in an Interview:   How job seeker’s impress employers:   Video Interviewing Tips:   Thank you, Robert Half! ERIEC Team

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Dec 19

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2018: Registration Now Open!

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2018 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Let’s Connect!  Involving others on your path to success Thursday, February 22nd 2018 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… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Dec 12

Hon. Ratna Omidvar on Mentorship

Statement on Immigrant Employment Councils: Mentorship as Key to Social Cohesion On November 30th, Senator Ratna Omidvar welcomed Margaret Eaton of the Toronto Immigrant Employment Council and Jennifer Hollis of Immploy to the Senate. Her statement celebrates Canada’s immigrant employment councils. Through employment mentorship programs, thousands of newcomers to this country have been able to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics.


Dec 05

Networking in December

By Eric Pye, CRS, Career Advisor at CPA Alberta | Certified Resume Strategist | LinkedIn | Networking | Interviews | Workshop Facilitation If you’re a job seeker, what are your plans for December? Do you plan to “take the month off,” or keep plugging away at your search? If you’re thinking about a month off,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Oct 04

Smart Connections – We must “Start with Why”!

Our second event for this year’s Smart Connections program series themed Networking for Success, hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ) in collaboration with NAIT, was held last Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at the NAIT Main Campus here in Edmonton. Doug Piquette, the Executive Director of ERIEC and the event host challenged all participants to “connect,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 and is filed under Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Sep 05

Edmonton Examiner: Immigration council focuses on conversation-making

By Mitch Goldenberg, Postmedia Edmonton, published in Edmonton Examiner on August 29, 2017 When it comes to finding people jobs, the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) continues to rely on a method that may lack the ease and flair of technology, but serves as the tried, tested and true approach to finding work. “Networking is one… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jul 20

Smart Connections in September: Register Today!

The online registration for the upcoming Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC in collaboration with NAIT is now open!   Date:         Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Time:        5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Registration starts at 4:30 pm) Where:     NAIT Main Campus, North Lobby, Room Number O1X3      … Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.