Sep 25

It’s not too late to JOIN US on Thursday 28th !

You may have not had the chance to register for the upcoming Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC in collaboration with NAIT. Not to worry!  There is still limited seating available so please come and join us! Networking for Success Date:               Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Time:               5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Registration starts at… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Sep 05

Edmonton Examiner: Immigration council focuses on conversation-making

By Mitch Goldenberg, Postmedia Edmonton, published in Edmonton Examiner on August 29, 2017 When it comes to finding people jobs, the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) continues to rely on a method that may lack the ease and flair of technology, but serves as the tried, tested and true approach to finding work. “Networking is one… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jul 20

Smart Connections in September: Register Today!

The online registration for the upcoming Smart Connections event hosted by ERIEC in collaboration with NAIT is now open!   Date:         Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Time:        5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Registration starts at 4:30 pm) Where:     NAIT Main Campus, North Lobby, Room Number O1X3      … Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jul 13

New ERIEC’s Mentorship Model

Introducing New ERIEC’s Mentorship Project – A Model built for 2017 and beyond! By Tetyana Khramova For just over 8 years now, ERIEC has successfully managed the Career Mentorship Program and the legacy and results have been nothing short of impressive! The team has always strived to improve upon each year based on our original… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Special Projects.


Jul 11

A Mentee Story – Sarah Tangan

I arrived in Canada and received the “warmest” of welcomes. I came from the Philippines and arrived at Fort McMurray eight days before the wildfire. This was the reason why my family and I evacuated to Edmonton. We eventually decided to stay in Edmonton as my husband and I agreed that Edmonton is a great… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


May 24

A Mentee Story: Ashwin George

Almost every new immigrant and friends I have met here has had a similar story. We all land in Canada with an optimism that is unparalleled to anything that we have ever had. It is one of life’s biggest risks. To leave our family and loved ones, the comfort and security of our homes, the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


Apr 25

A Mentee Story: Tsegay Gebrelibanos

I am Tsegay, a former university Lecturer from Ethiopia.  I had frequented Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, several times during the last decade. However, my longer stays were during the years 2003-2004 and 2015-2016. Due to the then nature of my student life, I cannot say I experienced very much during my first arrival. Now that I… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees, Mentors.


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.