Dec 23

Happy Holidays from ERIEC!

Thank you all for your valuable support to ERIEC mentorship and networking programs! We send you and your families our warmest greetings for bright and happy holidays! Looking forward to another year of exciting collaboration! ERIEC Team

This entry was posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Upcoming Events.


Dec 12

Career Mentorship: 2019 in Photos

As the holiday season begins, we take time to reflect on the past year and recall all the wonderful individuals and organizations who have played an important part in our activities and successes. Here is the Career Mentorship Program Year in Photos: Thank you all for being part of ERIEC’s vision and we look forward… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, The Wave.


Nov 26

CRIEC and ERIEC Mentorship and Networking Program Exchange – Red Deer, Alberta

On November 25th, 2019 Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) staff and Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) staff all met together to discuss each city’s program approaches, outcomes and to explore new ideas and efficiencies. A big thank you to Immigrant Centre in Red Deer and to their Executive Director Frank Bauer for hosting… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Oct 14

ERIEC wins the 2019 Building Futures RISE AWARD

Sixteen years ago the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) began a tradition that would celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of newcomers, immigrants, individuals and local organizations for their commendable service to building strong community. Last Thursday,October 10th, 2019, EMCN hosted the 16th Annual RISE Awards Gala at the Edmonton Expo Centre. The RISE Awards Gala… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, October 14th, 2019 and is filed under Awards, Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, RISE Awards, The Wave.


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.