Jun 26

Career Development with Lynda.com

By Amith Jagota Network Project [email protected] | [email protected] Driving project, leadership & operations success linkedin.com/in/amithjagota  “Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn What Is Lynda.com LinkedIn’s learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal & professional goals.  It’s Plethora of… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Apr 02

Strengthening Teamwork and Building More Effective Service Delivery – The City of Edmonton

The  City of Edmonton is running a Canadian Workplace Culture pilot project for their staff who are Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) and newcomer graduates from Canadian Universities.  Participants are individuals whose first language may not be English; in fact many of them speak three or more languages and English is the most recent language they… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, 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.


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.


Dec 05

“I wish we could hire them all!”

The room was buzzing with sector-specific, focused conversation and the energy and enthusiasm was electric at the Matrix Hotel in downtown Edmonton last Thursday afternoon! Yes, it was a record-setting day for ERIEC last week as we hosted the largest Speed Career Networking event in ERIEC’s history.  It was a “by invitation only” event with… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 and is filed under Speed Career Networking.


Sep 19

The Power of Mentorship

Last year my wife left the country for 7 weeks setting off to Cuba to manage a group of Canadian women on an agricultural exchange. I suddenly found myself needing to expand on my virtuosity in the kitchen (and a need to take my kitchen skills beyond the barbeque!) as well as increase my repertoire… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Other Interesting Topics.


Aug 29

What are Smart Connections?

What are “Smart Connections”? Well, from my perspective, “Smart Connections” are relationships that bring benefits to all the participating parties.  At ERIEC, “Smart Connections” are integral to everything we do.  We make “Smart Connections” by: – Creating mentoring relationships between local and internationally-trained professionals through our Career Mentorship Program and Speed Career Networking programs; –… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 and is filed under Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.