Aug 06

Mentorship Is a Business Issue. Here’s Why.

By Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman & CEO, EY In my life, I’ve been lucky to have had amazing mentors at almost every stage – people whose examples still guide me today. My first mentor was my father, who gave me a moral compass that has been valuable throughout my career. His simple words “never forget… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors.


Jul 15

The Value of Intercultural Skills in the Workplace

Intercultural skills are of key importance to employers, this British Council report – produced in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs – finds. It shows that employers value intercultural skills as highly as formal qualifications. They recognize the tangible business benefits of having a workforce with such skills and see the clear… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Survey.


Jul 03

Smart Connections – Leveraging your Assets and Skills!

On Thursday, June 25th 2015, ERIEC hosted the fourth Smart Connections event with a focus on Alternate Career Paths.  Over 170 internationally educated professional convened at the Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel. They had the opportunity to meet with 7 major employers, educators and guest speakers from the Edmonton business community. Our schedule for the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Mar 23

Webinar: Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions

Join us on Tuesday, March 31, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MST for a webinar to release the new ALLIES report Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions. Widely differing perceptions of employment barriers and solutions between newcomers and employers contribute to poor employment outcomes for skilled immigrants. The consequences of this divergence in views seem to be felt… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Survey, Upcoming Events.


Feb 11

Integrating Talent – video series

Check out these interesting video series by TRIEC: Integrating Talent, a training video developed by TRIEC, uses a storytelling approach to present the business case for integrating skilled immigrant talent and explores strategies for companies looking to create an inclusive workplace. http://www.hireimmigrants.ca/resources-tools/videos/integrating-talent/  

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Sep 25

Intercultural Communication Practitioner Certificate

Develop effective strategies and skills for working with a diverse Canadian workforce. NorQuest College’s Centre for Intercultural Education (CIE) is recognized regionally and nationally as a leader in integrated, intercultural applied research, education, resource development, and customized workplace training. Click on each course for descriptions, fees, and term dates: Level I: Foundations Level II: Perspectives… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Aug 21

Enbridge Lays Down the Pipelines for Immigrant Talent to Succeed

Published by www.hireimmigrants.ca earlier in August 2014 Enbridge has long been deliberate about creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace, making it an employer of choice for immigrant talent.  “The treatment and equitable possibilities for immigrants are remarkable. Enbridge is a leader in promoting, supporting, and embracing diversity in the workplace. An intercultural space is the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News.


Aug 13

Running on Six Cylinders: Rethinking Diversity with Hamlin Grange

An interesting webinar for employers hosted by our dedicated partner Marie Gervais. Join us on Wednesday, August 27 at 11 a.m. MST to hear from Hamlin Grange, Strategist and expert in diverse team Management and performance Learn how to: Think and act strategically about diversity management Engage staff and other stakeholders in championing diversity programming… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentors.


Feb 05

Professional Development Workshop for Employers What is your organization doing to embrace a culture of diversity and inclusion?  In today’s globalized world, more and more of us are required to understand people who come from countries and cultures different from our own.  Diversity has become essential to Edmonton’s economic and social viability!  The challenge for… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 and is filed under Global Talent Conference.


Jan 15

Outsmarting our Brains: A report by RBC and Ernst and Young

We all have unconscious biases that influence our actions and decisions. These biases can be in favour of, or against, a range of attributes from obvious physical characteristics like race, gender, ethnicity and age, to more subtle ones like education, and work experiences. Diversity and inclusion make a big difference when it comes to a… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Other Interesting Topics.