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.


Aug 23

Welcoming New ERIEC Staff

We are pleased to introduce to you our newest employee at ERIEC. April Zhang, Connector Program Coordinator April was a mentee through Career Mentorship Program of ERIEC. She found her first formal job in Canada with the help of her mentor and the team of ERIEC. She was a very active volunteer for ERIEC before… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Connector Program, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Jul 05

Peers-to-Peer Connecting – an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a networking initiative that successfully connects professional immigrants to help them broaden their professional connections through “one-on-one” meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. This is a story of a unique “two-on-one” connection that worked! Bushra Khokhar and Anabel Pecatoste reached out to ERIEC to become participants… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 5th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Jul 02

Employment Opportunity with ERIEC

JOB TITLE: Connector Program Coordinator EMPLOYMENT: Full-time LOCATION: Edmonton, Alberta WORK HOURS: 9am – 5pm POSTING DATE: June 28, 2019 CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 7th, 2019 ________________________________________ The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) addresses issues of labour market integration for internationally trained professionals. ERIEC is dedicated to implementing innovative, high-impact strategies and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 and is filed under Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


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 15

Stephanie and Neha – an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. Food Banks Alberta’s Executive Director Stephanie Walsh-Rigby met with Neha Kulshrestha on a cold February day. Neha is an HR Professional and is a CPHR candidate. She… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


Apr 23

Ron Graham – ERIEC Super Connector

Earlier this year the National Connector Program featured Connectors from across Canada and shared their stories as to why they are involved in the Connector Program in their community. Today, we are pleased to share the story of ERIEC’s Super Connector Ron Graham. Ron Graham helps newcomers because he loves helping people. But Ron can… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 and is filed under Awards, Connector Program, Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Mar 19

Vannia and Salman– an ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a networking initiative that connects professional immigrants to help them broaden their professional connections through “one-on-one” meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. Salman Ghafouri, Founder of Melanite Group Limited met with Vannia Gonzales over coffee at a café in South Edmonton on a cold February day. Salman… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 and is filed under Latest News.


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.


Feb 07

Stephen and Ron  – An ERIEC Connector Story

The Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative that helps professional immigrants broaden their professional network through one-on-one meetings with established business leaders/peers who work in the same field. ERIEC’s Super Connector Ron Graham met with Dimimu Stephen Akinola who is a connectee in the ERIEC Connector Program. Stephen, who recently moved to Edmonton from Nigeria, reached… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Connector Program, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.