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 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.


Aug 01

Elections Canada Career Fair

If you are a bilingual client (French-English), this invite is for you! Accès Emploi is organizing a career fair for Elections Canada to help them recruit bilingual staff (French-English). When: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Where: La Cité Francophone (8627 – 91 Street) Positions available include Election Day and Advance… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


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.


Jul 02

Employment Opportunity with ERIEC

JOB TITLE: Connector Program Coordinator EMPLOYMENT: Full-time LOCATION: Edmonton, Alberta WORK HOURS: 9am – 5pm POSTING DATE: June 28, 2019 CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 7th, 2019 ________________________________________ The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) addresses issues of labour market integration for internationally trained professionals. ERIEC is dedicated to implementing innovative, high-impact strategies and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 and is filed under Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


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 17

ERIEC on Global News Edmonton

Global News Morning News Edmonton May 2019 Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council helps newcomers get jobs The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council works to help people new to the area find jobs and other opportunities to settle in. Doug Piquette and Azumme Degun share more on what they do.    

This entry was posted on Friday, May 17th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Networking, Special Projects, 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.