Jul 05

Peers-to-Peer Connecting – an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a networking initiative that successfully connects professional immigrants to help them broaden their professional connections through “one-on-one” meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. This is a story of a unique “two-on-one” connection that worked! Bushra Khokhar and Anabel Pecatoste reached out to ERIEC to become participants… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 5th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


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.


May 15

Stephanie and Neha – an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. Food Banks Alberta’s Executive Director Stephanie Walsh-Rigby met with Neha Kulshrestha on a cold February day. Neha is an HR Professional and is a CPHR candidate. She… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


May 15

Employment Events @ WCI

  The Welcome Centre for Immigrants (WCI) invites you to attend the following employment events:   HOW TO SELL YOURSELF Workshop provided by Petro Canada Topics to be discussed:  Elevator Pitch, Small talk; Conversation starters, Body language; Helping with confidence: What makes you approachable; Showcasing Transferable Skills; Job opportunities available with Petro Canada When: May… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


May 14

Bilingual Office Clerk Program 

Accès Emploi is recruiting program participants for the Bilingual Office Clerk Program. Its is a 24 weeks integrated learning program that provides the essential skills to kick start your career in administration. Upon successful completion, students acquire a college certificate from a recognized Canadian institution NBCC ( New Brunswick Community College ). It is free… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Apr 24

ERIEC Mentor-Mixer Networking Event

Dear Mentors, ERIEC will host a Mentor-Mixer event at NorQuest Premises. This event is exclusive to ERIEC mentors. This event is an opportunity for ERIEC mentors to expand their professional network as well as share some mentoring experiences and mentoring tips with peers. Event Details: Wednesday May 15, 2019. 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Location: SCFL 3-011… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Apr 23

Ron Graham – ERIEC Super Connector

Earlier this year the National Connector Program featured Connectors from across Canada and shared their stories as to why they are involved in the Connector Program in their community. Today, we are pleased to share the story of ERIEC’s Super Connector Ron Graham. Ron Graham helps newcomers because he loves helping people. But Ron can… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Awards, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Apr 23

Smart Connections May 30, 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. This is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity at no cost and is open to internationally educated professionals with any background (Permanent… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 19

Alberta Works funding for EI recipients

A Message from NorQuest College EI (Employment Insurance) recipients who are interested in returning to school and who meet Alberta Works eligibility requirements can apply for funding for NorQuest College’s Academic Upgrading and ESL Intensive programs. Funding is available to interested applicants who currently are receiving regular EI benefits (or have within the last five years). For full-time funding… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.