Smart Connections Sep 20, 2018 – 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.


Government of Alberta & City of Edmonton: Diversity and Inclusion & Hiring Process

This is a fantastic learning and networking event hosted by ERIEC at no charge and is open to all professions! 

Who is invited: Internationally Educated Professionals

Date:            Thursday, September 20th 2018

Time:            8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Program starts at 9:00 am)

Where:        Matrix Hotel10640 100 Avenue, Edmonton Alberta


Part 1: Diversity and Inclusion Policies

The Government of Alberta (GOA) will explain what Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) means, why it’s important, how they are making changes based on a D&I Policy that was approved in 2017 and why the GOA is a great place to work.


Shafana Mitha, Director, Diversity &  Inclusion Secretariat, GOA

Jill Chesley, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, City of Edmonton

Part 2: The Hiring Process – Panel Discussion

The panelists will talk about the steps that event attendees should consider that will help their applications get noticed. They will also share their own experiences in Canada.


Stephen Bull , Assistant Deputy Minister,  Service Alberta, Government of Alberta

Allie Clarke, Talent Acquisition and Mobility Specialist, Government of Alberta

Elisa Nazar, Manager, Registry Revenue Management, Service Alberta

Aly Moorji,  Team Lead: Recruitment Outreach & Work Experience Programs and Newcomers to Canada and Multicultural Recruitment Portfolio, City of Edmonton

Sylla Abdellahi, Recruitment Consultant and HR Technician, City of Edmonton

This 3 hour event provides vital skills about how to repackage yourself to leverage your career!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking is challenging downtown so we encourage you to use the Edmonton Public Transportation. Matrix Hotel is located only one block south of Corona Station.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, you do not need to bring your ticket.

Dress Code is business casual.

Light refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Elena at [email protected] or 780-707-8493.