Jan 24

Interviewing Tips from Robert Half

Thank you to our partner Robert Half for providing invaluable tips in the videos below. Serious Interviewing Tips: How to Answer What’s Your Biggest Weakness in an Interview:   How job seeker’s impress employers:   Video Interviewing Tips:   Thank you, Robert Half! ERIEC Team

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Jan 05

Gustave Gatabazi – A New Canadian’s Story

I immigrated to Canada from Africa in October, 2009 and landed straight away in Vancouver.  As a new immigrant I did not know what to expect. I was curious and nervous at the same time.  I felt welcomed and I started to adjust to the new system and my new home.  I met with other… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, January 5th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics.


Dec 22

Happy Holidays from ERIEC!

  Thank you all for your valuable support to ERIEC mentorship and networking programs. Looking forward to another year of exciting collaboration! We send you and your families our warmest greetings for bright and happy holidays! ERIEC Team ERIEC: The Year in Photos See you all at the Global Talent Conference 2018! 

This entry was posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Speed Career Networking, The Wave.


Dec 12

Hon. Ratna Omidvar on Mentorship

Statement on Immigrant Employment Councils: Mentorship as Key to Social Cohesion On November 30th, Senator Ratna Omidvar welcomed Margaret Eaton of the Toronto Immigrant Employment Council and Jennifer Hollis of Immploy to the Senate. Her statement celebrates Canada’s immigrant employment councils. Through employment mentorship programs, thousands of newcomers to this country have been able to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics.


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 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.


Jul 11

A Mentee Story – Sarah Tangan

I arrived in Canada and received the “warmest” of welcomes. I came from the Philippines and arrived at Fort McMurray eight days before the wildfire. This was the reason why my family and I evacuated to Edmonton. We eventually decided to stay in Edmonton as my husband and I agreed that Edmonton is a great… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


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.


May 24

A Mentee Story: Ashwin George

Almost every new immigrant and friends I have met here has had a similar story. We all land in Canada with an optimism that is unparalleled to anything that we have ever had. It is one of life’s biggest risks. To leave our family and loved ones, the comfort and security of our homes, the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


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.