Sep 16

We forget we really are a nation of refugees

What newcomers thought when they moved to Canada? Edmonton Journal NATIONAL POST STAFF  09.16.2016 Former refugees share their first memories of Canada Please click here to watch the video. As Syrian refugees continue to arrive in Canada, they will be faced with colder weather, different customs and new challenges. The National Post reached out to former refugees to have… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, September 16th, 2016 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Dec 17

New Hiring Tools For Employers

The Government of Canada is about to launch Express Entry in January 2015. It is a great new tool that can help you with your hiring initiatives and will offer you an additional option as you build your workforce. Use Express Entry to hire a skilled foreign worker If you are unable to fill a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 and is filed under Employment, Latest News.


Aug 06

Webinar on the new Express Entry

In January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will launch a new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence in certain economic programs. Canada needs high levels of immigration to meet current and future labour market needs, which will ensure our economic growth and long-term prosperity. Express Entry will allow us… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 and is filed under Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Jul 03

O Canada!

How long does it take to uproot an exotic tree from South America and replant it in North America? How long does it take for its roots to strengthen so that one could consider it adapted to the new and colder environment?  I read in a magazine that in some cases it takes 19 years!!!… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics.


Mar 06

2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference – A Huge Success!!!

Last Thursday, February 28th, ERIEC’s 3rd Annual Conference, the 2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference, at the Fantasyland Hotel Conference Centre was an AMAZING day! The capacity crowd of 120 immigrant professionals and 65 business leaders, professional association representatives and people from various levels of government spent the day together, learning from and networking with each… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 27

With Sincere Gratitude and Appreciation

With only one day left before ERIEC’s 3rd annual premium event, the 2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference for Finance, IT and Engineering professionals, the air is electric here at the office.  For the first time in ERIEC’s short history, the event is SOLD OUT with record breaking registration of 185 people.  Interest in this is… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Other Interesting Topics.


Feb 20

We Can All Learn Something New Everyday!

Where will you be on Thursday, February 28th, 2013?  I know where I’m going to be!  I will be joining with over 100 immigrant professionals and 40+ local professionals from the finance, IT and engineering sectors in the Edmonton area to learn something (maybe more than one thing) new!  Why, you ask?  Well, the 14,000+… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 and is filed under Global Talent Conference.


Feb 13

Don’t Miss The Best Event of Its Kind in Edmonton in 2013!

Record-breaking attendance by local and internationally trained professionals from Finance, IT and Engineering, an outstanding program including sector-specific discussion panels and professional development seminars, and a great venue aren’t the only things that will make the 2013 Edmonton Global Talent Conference the best event of its kind in Edmonton this year!  The keynote speakers are… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Feb 06

It’s been an excellent wave…

Well, I’m writing this on my last day of work at ERIEC. The last few days have been full of well-wishes coming my way from mentors, mentees, board members, colleagues and others. I’m going out on a wave of positive vibes! I’ve been at ERIEC for 2 years plus a day, and it’s been an… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Other Interesting Topics.


Jan 23

January is Mentoring Month!

January is national Mentoring Month in Canada. What better way to celebrate than to start our 9th cohort of mentors and mentees in ERIEC’s Career Mentorship Program! It’s our largest cohort ever with 27 mentees matched! We have previously written about the program here and here. The mentees are from all over the world: Bangladesh,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship.