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.


Aug 20

Emotional Intelligence

Why is Emotional Intelligence (EI) important in the workplace? Please join MentorUP Edmonton to grasp a broader understanding on how EI can contribute to your success and progress. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a term that has been receiving an increasing amount of interest recently. To explore the concept in more details and from different perspectives,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, August 20th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Jul 18

8 Ways New Immigrants Can Create Effective Business Meetings

The ERIEC team has received some great positive feedback from participants who attended our Smart Connections event held on June 15th . Gord Sheppard’s keynote presentation was well received by everyone attended and his presentation style and tips were very helpful to the internationally educated professional audience who are currently in a workforce transition. Gord has recently posted a new article… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Mar 15

Helping newcomer professionals solve the Canadian workplace puzzle

We are very pleased to share with you a recent ENBRIDGE blog post on Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council. To read the blog click here or go to www.enbridge.com “Enbridge has been a significant supporter of our programs for many years,” says Doug Piquette, Executive Director ERIEC, “and that motivates other employers to do more”…. Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Special Projects.


Feb 08

Who will get the job?

Challenges faced by (skilled class) immigrants in Canadian job market By Fahad Mughal, ERIEC Mentor and Diversity Magazine Columnist This article has been initially posted by Diversity Magazine in January 2017   It took me 10 months to realize that the reason I was not getting any response for a professional job was that I was… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics.


Jan 26

Communication Do’s and Don’ts

Last December 2016 we had the pleasure to welcome a communication expert and friend of ERIEC: Diana Ionescu, P.Eng. as a guest speaker at one of the Career Mentorship Program sessions. Diana is a business optimization consultant, following a career in Engineering and Project Management that spanned over two decades and two continents. Her passion… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Other Interesting Topics.


Nov 30

My Best and Personal Advice for Newcomers

By Mia Isabela Deleanu We are pleased to introduce a new guest blogger to The Wave. Mia Isabela Deleanu, is an Application Analyst Assistant at Catholic Social Services in Edmonton, Alberta. She shares her advice and experience from her own personal journey as an immigrant to Canada. Each month she will cover different topics on… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Aug 26

Sponsorship versus Mentorship

By Tonya Syvitski, RPR, RPT, CMP A connector and catalyst for professional growth and success In the past decade there has been a spike in the number of internal corporate mentorship programs as well as non-profit and professional association mentorship programs.  Businessdictionary.com defines mentorship as an employee training system under which a senior or more… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Apr 11

4 Ways To Overcome Job Search Frustration

 by Anthony Ladipo Pipeline and Facilities Engineer (Project Delivery)  Many people give up their job search prematurely, they don’t see instant results and assume that there are no jobs out there. When I was younger I was eager to learn to play the piano and my parents got me an expensive tutor. Each day I would… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment.