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.


Jul 13

New ERIEC’s Mentorship Model

Introducing New ERIEC’s Mentorship Project – A Model built for 2017 and beyond! By Tetyana Khramova For just over 8 years now, ERIEC has successfully managed the Career Mentorship Program and the legacy and results have been nothing short of impressive! The team has always strived to improve upon each year based on our original… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Special Projects.


Jun 14

It’s not too late to JOIN US tomorrow!

You may have not had the chance to register for the Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC tomorrow June 15th, 2017. Not to worry!  There is still limited seating available so please come and join us! Date:             Thursday, June 15th 2017 Time:             9:00am – 12:00 pm (Registration starts at 8am) Where:        … Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jun 09

Smart Connections: Deadline for Registration Extended!

We are pleased to announce that the registration deadline for the upcoming event Smart Connections has been extended. This is a fantastic learning and networking event hosted by ERIEC at no charge and is open to internationally educated professionals with any background (Permanent Residents and Canadian Citizens). You will benefit from attending this event as you will have the opportunity: To practice your… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, June 9th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Apr 27

Smart Connections: June 15th

On June 15th 2017 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 Internationally Educated Professionals. Theme: Leveraging You Presentation Skills Who is invited: Internationally… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Apr 25

A Mentee Story: Tsegay Gebrelibanos

I am Tsegay, a former university Lecturer from Ethiopia.  I had frequented Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, several times during the last decade. However, my longer stays were during the years 2003-2004 and 2015-2016. Due to the then nature of my student life, I cannot say I experienced very much during my first arrival. Now that I… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors.


Mar 15

Helping newcomer professionals solve the Canadian workplace puzzle

We are very pleased to share with you a recent ENBRIDGE blog post on Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council. To read the blog click here or go to www.enbridge.com “Enbridge has been a significant supporter of our programs for many years,” says Doug Piquette, Executive Director ERIEC, “and that motivates other employers to do more”…. Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects.


Mar 08

Global Talent Conference 2017: Communicating with Confidence

This year’s Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew a record number of participants (245) to the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre which was held last Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. The ERIEC conference team brought in Samuel Oboh  , a locally based, Nigerian-born architect and community leader,  to provide this year’s keynote address: Nuances and Nudges: Why… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects.