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 25

It’s not too late to JOIN US on Thursday 28th !

You may have not had the chance to register for the upcoming Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC in collaboration with NAIT. Not to worry!  There is still limited seating available so please come and join us! Networking for Success Date:               Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Time:               5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Registration starts at… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


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.


Aug 29

Terrified of Networking?

By Martha Vega-Smith, P.Eng. Guest Blogger Not long ago I was employed, and once in a while I would meet someone looking to re-enter the workforce. When they got in touch immediately after we met, or followed up on a job posting, they stuck in my mind. I was more likely to consider or recommend them… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Networking, Smart Connections.


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 18

8 Ways New Immigrants Can Create Effective Business Meetings

The ERIEC team has received some great positive feedback from participants who attended our Smart Connections event held on June 15th . Gord Sheppard’s keynote presentation was well received by everyone attended and his presentation style and tips were very helpful to the internationally educated professional audience who are currently in a workforce transition. Gord has recently posted a new article… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Jun 23

Smart Connections – aftermath  

The first event of this year’s Smart Connections program themed Leveraging You Presentation Skills was hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council ( ERIEC ) on June 15th, 2017 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. The keynote presentation was made by Gord Sheppard on how to create awesome meetings and how to be effective in marketing yourself at a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, 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.


May 10

How To Create Awesome Meetings

Dear Mentors, We are announcing an interesting opportunity for you in your professional development: Workshop: How To Create Awesome Meetings When you are invited to a meeting do you: Want to jump for joy; Run away screaming; or… Fall asleep? Why Should You Take This Workshop? You and your team will learn new tips and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.