Nov 12

How to Improve Spoken English

ESL Speakers’ Guide: How to Improve Spoken English Guest Blogger Helen-Zhao If English is your second language and it takes you forever to speak colloquially, you are not alone. Breaking the language barrier is one of the biggest challenges faced by many ESL speakers (English as a second language speaker). I can totally relate because… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Oct 14

ERIEC wins the 2019 Building Futures RISE AWARD

Sixteen years ago the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) began a tradition that would celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of newcomers, immigrants, individuals and local organizations for their commendable service to building strong community. Last Thursday,October 10th, 2019, EMCN hosted the 16th Annual RISE Awards Gala at the Edmonton Expo Centre. The RISE Awards Gala… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, October 14th, 2019 and is filed under Awards, Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, RISE Awards, The Wave.


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.


Sep 27

Smart Connections Sep 26 – A powerful message

Our second event for this year’s Smart Connections program series was themed Alternative Career Paths, hosted by the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ) and was held yesterday, September 26th, 2019 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. A total of 135 internationally educated professionals attended the event! Our goal was to provide information about career… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, September 27th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


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.


Aug 08

Developing Your Job Search Strategy

A half-day workshop delivered by Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta (CPA) When it’s time to make a change, how do you start and what do you do? We will be doing exercises and discussing how to build your brand, how to be your own advocate, how to leverage social media, building your career capital, and career… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Aug 01

Elections Canada Career Fair

If you are a bilingual client (French-English), this invite is for you! Accès Emploi is organizing a career fair for Elections Canada to help them recruit bilingual staff (French-English). When: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Where: La Cité Francophone (8627 – 91 Street) Positions available include Election Day and Advance… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


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.


May 25

Diversity Awards 2019

Published by Diversity Magazine, May 2019 Alberta: here are your Diversity and Inclusion Champions for 2019. A big thank you to our fantastic sponsor, NorQuest College for providing such a beautiful space with all the support, our wonderful hosts; Debra and Tonya, our award recipients listed below, our exciting and inspiring keynote presentation from the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 and is filed under Awards, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.