Aug 20

Minister’s Visit to the ERIEC Office

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) visited the ERIEC earlier today, August 20, 2019. The Minister acknowledged ERIEC’s efforts in ensuring that internationally trained professionals are welcomed and supported through the mentorship and networking programs that we provide in the Edmonton region. He agreed that by increasing access to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Jul 05

Colin & Ikemefuna: a Mentorship Experience

The Career Mentorship Program (CMP) matches newcomer immigrant professionals (mentees) in the Edmonton region with established professionals and local employers (mentors) who share a similar occupational background and creates networks through real-life connections and experience. ERIEC mentor (Colin) met ERIEC Mentee (Ikemefuna) through the ERIEC mentorship program. Their mentor-mentee meetings provided a platform for them… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 5th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, The Wave.


Jun 03

Smart Connections May 30 – The Successful Aftermath

Our first event for this year’s Smart Connections program series was themed Nailing the Networking Event, hosted by the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ) and was held on May 30th, 2019 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. A total of 176 internationally educated professionals attended the event! Doug Piquette, Executive Director of ERIEC, kicked-off… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave.


May 17

ERIEC on Global News Edmonton

Global News Morning News Edmonton May 2019 Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council helps newcomers get jobs The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council works to help people new to the area find jobs and other opportunities to settle in. Doug Piquette and Azumme Degun share more on what they do.    

This entry was posted on Friday, May 17th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Networking, Special Projects, The Wave.


Apr 24

ERIEC Mentor-Mixer Networking Event

Dear Mentors, ERIEC will host a Mentor-Mixer event at NorQuest Premises. This event is exclusive to ERIEC mentors. This event is an opportunity for ERIEC mentors to expand their professional network as well as share some mentoring experiences and mentoring tips with peers. Event Details: Wednesday May 15, 2019. 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Location: SCFL 3-011… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Apr 23

Smart Connections May 30, 2019 – 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. This is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity at no cost and is open to internationally educated professionals with any background (Permanent… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Mar 01

Global Talent Conference 2019: Diversify Your Professional Network!

The 9th Edmonton Global Talent Conference drew an impressive gathering of 235 inspired internationally educated professionals at the Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre on Wednesday, February 27th 2019. ERIEC’s Executive Director welcomed the audience and presented this year’s theme, Diversify Your Professional Network! The keynote was Dr. Wanda Costen, who is the Dean of the School of… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, March 1st, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Networking, 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.


Jul 24

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. Theme: Government of Alberta & City of Edmonton: Diversity and Inclusion & Hiring Process This is a fantastic learning and networking event hosted… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jul 16

Online Fair this week! 

Prepare for Canada is hosting an online fair for newcomers to Canada. The Settling in Canada fairs are designed to connect newcomers with experts who can answer questions about living and working all over Canada. These online fairs are for you if you have questions about Employment and Career Services, Continuing Education & Training, Foreign Credentials… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 16th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.