Jan 15

EMCN serving Visible Minority Women

The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is proud to announce their new Visible Minority Women Employment Success project. Visible minority newcomer women often struggle to find and maintain meaningful employment for a number of reasons. These include cultural barriers, hesitation to participate fully in mixed-gender skills training, and lack of a professional network. The… Read more »

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


Jan 14

Retail Management Career Networking Event

Are you looking for employment as a store manager, co-manager or assistant store manager? Action for Healthy Communities is hosting a Retail Management Career Networking Event When: January 23, 2019 6:00 pm Where: 10578 – 113 Street NW (Action for Healthy Communities) Multinational retailer seeking management candidates! Meet with corporate HR representatives Find out about… Read more »

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


Jan 14

Pre-Arrival Services & Newcomer Women

Two exciting news from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Newsroom: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services January 3, 2019—Vancouver, BC—Pre-arrival settlement services are a key element of Canada’s immigration program. They provide newcomers, including refugees, with the information and settlement support they need to make informed decisions about their new life in Canada before… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, January 14th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Dec 17

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2019: Registration Open!

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2019 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Diversify Your Professional Network!  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre, West Edmonton Mall  9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Registration and breakfast start at 8:00 am) Registration: This event is open to Internationally Educated Professionals who are Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, December 17th, 2018 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Dec 17

How to Become a Master Networker

How Arnold became a master networker and rocked his career by Marie Gervais PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc. ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger SUMMARY: Arnold D’Souza build his career by using his interests and hobbies to launch his professional network the “fun” way. This method earned him not only a great career, but a well-rounded… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, December 17th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Dec 06

Welcoming New ERIEC Staff

  We are pleased to introduce to you our newest employees at ERIEC. Azumme Degun, Career Mentorship Program Director  Azumme is a skilled talent sourcing professional. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and over 11 years of experience spanning Banking, Government and Not-For Profit. She has an avid interest in seeing new immigrants settle into Canada. An… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Nov 19

Canada Career Month

In November 2018, Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast unite in celebrating the skills of the Canadian workforce. Brought to you by the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD), Canada Career Month features events, advocacy initiatives, and on-line activity aimed squarely at advancing our national focus on skills. The theme this year is “I Know I Can Because…” emphasizing the existing and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Special Projects.


Nov 19

ERIEC 2018 Business Leaders Breakfast

On November 6th, the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) hosted their 8th Annual Business Leaders Breakfast at the Alberta Art Gallery in Edmonton. This year’s breakfast speaker was Dr. Rachael Pettigrew, an Assistant Professor at Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Rachael’s research focus is currently on organizational policies and culture surrounding employees’ management of work and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Special Projects.


Nov 07

To get a Career you Need a Map!

By Marie Gervais, PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger If you have been in Canada for several months or years and are frustrated with getting into your career, you may have a “wrong map” problem. The path to career success is different in every country and old or wrong maps will… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Nov 07

Centre for Race and Culture Workshops

FALL/WINTER PUBLIC WORKSHOPS November 2018 – January 2019 The Centre for Race and Culture invites you to join them for their inaugural offering of public workshops aiming to provide effective and unique perspectives to assist businesses, organizations, communities and individuals who are looking to address the challenges and opportunities that diversity and inclusion present. All… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.