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.


Jan 22

Daniah and Mira – 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 leader peers who work in the same field. Local manager Mira Uniat met with Daniah Mohammed Salih over coffee on a very cold January evening. Daniah, who has recently completed her Canadian Payroll Certificate at… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 and is filed under Connector Program, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, 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.


Jun 01

2018 ERIEC Awards: the video!

A few more moments from the 2018 ERIEC Awards & Recognition Event, hold on May 15th at the Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton! Enjoy the video:  

This entry was posted on Friday, June 1st, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave.


Feb 06

Homestead Coworking

Homestead is a coworking space in downtown Edmonton ( #202 10526 Jasper Avenue)  where independent professionals & entrepreneurs come together in community. Homestead is home to a growing community of businesses (both young and old) full of energy and passion. Everyone is here for a purpose, to build and grow their business in the midst… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 and is filed under Latest News, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Nov 14

Change a Life over one Coffee!

Two of ERIEC staff members had the opportunity to participate in a Learning Exchange for the National Connector Program in Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 30th and 31st, 2017. ERIEC Networking Director, Elena Chernaeva said “It was great to listen and share with coordinators from various Connector Programs operating across Canada. We learned that each program… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Special Projects.