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, The Wave.


Oct 04

Career Moves

New program offered by NorQuest College! Starting in January 2020, NorQuest College is offering a new professional development program called Career Moves. This program will help mid-career workers, looking for a career change, in their transition to new employment and career opportunities. The Career Moves program provides one-on-one coaching, self-assessment, skill development, opportunities for work-integrated… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, October 4th, 2019 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


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.


Oct 04

EmpowerMe: Energy Saving Workshop

The EmpowerMe Program and Edmonton Public Library (EPL) invite you to a Free Energy Saving Workshop for Newcomers The goal of the following 90-minute workshops is to educate attendees on how to conserve energy at home, how to read and understand utility bills and how to save on home energy costs. These two workshops are… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, October 4th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


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 27

Fair Registration Practices Act

Yesterday Aug 26th 2019, a group of representatives from immigrant service providing agencies participated in an immigration focused roundtable discussion on the Fair Registration Practices Act, organized by the Ministry of Labour and Immigration and hosted by NorQuest College. This Act is the first step in Government of Alberta’s Fairness for Newcomers Action Plan and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, The Wave.


Aug 23

Welcoming New ERIEC Staff

We are pleased to introduce to you our newest employee at ERIEC. April Zhang, Connector Program Coordinator April was a mentee through Career Mentorship Program of ERIEC. She found her first formal job in Canada with the help of her mentor and the team of ERIEC. She was a very active volunteer for ERIEC before… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Connector Program, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


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.