Jun 20

What Recruiters Want

By Lori Jazvac Posted in Career Professionals of Canada on June 15, 2016   Recruitment is not a simple task, but a challenging one. Employers seek employees with appropriate skills sets and industry experience, along with values that harmoniously align with the company’s organizational culture. Search Party found that 54% of employers are unhappy with the candidates selected… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jun 16

Smart Connections: Registration closed!

Thank you for registering for the upcoming ERIEC’s Smart Connections event. Date:             Thursday, June 23rd  2016 Time:             9:00am – 12:00 pm (Registration starts at 8am) Where:          Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Avenue, Edmonton Alberta   This event is now full.     Thank you for your interest in ERIEC programs. Please join… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jun 08

Introducing HR Panel: Smart Connections June 23!  

Today we would like to introduce the HR Panelists who will participate in our upcoming Smart Connections event on June 23, 2016. HR Panel Discussion: LOOKING FOR A JOB? Prescreening Process, The Job Interview, On-boarding and Networking. Here are panelists’ brief bios: Violet Poon is a Recruitment Consultant working for the Edmonton HR Cluster Group which comprises of 5… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


May 26

Introducing Speakers: Smart Connections June 23!

Today we would like to introduce our speaker Nimir Raval who is one of the presenters at the upcoming Smart Connections event on June 23, 2016.    Nimir Raval is Social Worker with International experience of more than 12 years in nonprofits, governments and international organizations. He works for The City of Edmonton as a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Upcoming Events.


May 18

Introducing Speakers: Smart Connections June 23!

Today we would like to introduce our keynote speaker Tonya Syvitski who is one of the presenters at the upcoming Smart Connections event on June 23, 2016.   Tonya Syvitski is a designated RPR, RPT and CMP.  She is a Senior Resource Manager with Robert Half’s Management Resource division. She worked in talent attraction for… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Smart Connections, Upcoming Events.


May 10

Smart Connections in June!

On June 23rd 2016 the Edmonton Region Immigrant Council (ERIEC) will be hosting a Smart Connections event. This is a fantastic learning and networking event at no charge ! It is open to internationally educated professionals (Permanent Residents and Canadian Citizens) and to all professions! Date:             Thursday, June 23rd  2016 Time:             9:00am – 12:00 pm (Registration… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Oct 14

ERIEC Connects Professionals

On October 8, 2015, at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton, Smart Connections took place in a hall full and overflowing its capacity.  Organized by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) in collaboration with Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. The professionals full of enthusiasm, energy and passion listened to a series of speakers in a session that… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections.


Oct 05

Smart Connections: Registration ends tomorrow!

Last chance to register for the Smart Connections for Internationally Educated Professionals! Click below to register today:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-connections-alternate-career-path-series-tickets-18354782649 Date:             Thursday, October 8th 2015 Time:             9:00am – 12:00 pm (Registration starts at 8am) Where:          Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Avenue, Edmonton Alberta Agenda: Keynote: Making Career Choices, Adesiji Rabiu, Risk Management,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Aug 28

Smart Connections – Alternate Career Path Series

Leveraging your Assets and Skills Smart Connections for Internationally Educated Professionals Organized by ERIEC in collaboration with CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) of Alberta  This is a fantastic learning and networking event hosted by ERIEC at no charge and is open to all professions! Smart Connections aims to help Internationally Educated Professionals in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jul 03

Smart Connections – Leveraging your Assets and Skills!

On Thursday, June 25th 2015, ERIEC hosted the fourth Smart Connections event with a focus on Alternate Career Paths.  Over 170 internationally educated professional convened at the Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel. They had the opportunity to meet with 7 major employers, educators and guest speakers from the Edmonton business community. Our schedule for the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects.