Nov 29

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2020- Registration Open!

The Global Talent Conference is known as one of Edmonton’s premium events for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) who are looking to connect with and be inspired by leaders from the Edmonton business community. The Edmonton Global Talent Conference is a cost free, one-day event. This event is open to IEPs who are Permanent Residents or… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, November 29th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Regulatory Bodies, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Feb 15

ETIP: Bridging Program for Engineers

ENGINEERS’ AND TECHNOLOGISTS’ INTEGRATION ENGINEERS’ AND TECHNOLOGISTS’ (ETIP) INTEGRATION PROGRAM A unique program designed for internationally educated engineers to find work in their field of expertise in Alberta The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) has been offering the Engineers’ and Technologists’ Integration Program (ETIP) since 1996, and has successfully bridged more than 1000 engineering… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Aug 28

Smart Connections – Alternate Career Path Series

Leveraging your Assets and Skills Smart Connections for Internationally Educated Professionals Organized by ERIEC in collaboration with CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) of Alberta  This is a fantastic learning and networking event hosted by ERIEC at no charge and is open to all professions! Smart Connections aims to help Internationally Educated Professionals in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jan 07

Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2015

Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) presents: 2015 Edmonton Global Talent Conference Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:00am – 3:00pm Fantasyland Hotel & Conference Centre, West Edmonton Mall This event is open to Internationally Educated Professionals in Engineering, Information Technology, Finance, Business Administration and Human Resources sectors, as well as to Edmonton businesses and community partners. Please… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Latest News, Networking.


Nov 20

Mentee Story – Grace Fotso

I was a mechanical engineer with 7 years of experience back in France and arrived in Edmonton in July 2013.  I didn’t expect to deal with so many challenges in Canada as moving from France! I got to know the Bredin Centre for Learning by someone I met in Paris two years ago.  Through the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Mentees.


Oct 08

Re Smart Connections – from application to on-boarding!

By Adesiji Rabiu I recently participated in a career event, Smart Connections, hosted by the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC). I moderated a panel discussion where the panelists responded to a series of questions to assist attendees (about 100 job seekers who were mostly engineers) to have better understanding regarding the “criteria by which… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Smart Connections.


Oct 02

SMART Connections – Effective Networking and Job Search Strategies for Internationally Educated Engineers!

Last Tuesday, September 30th, ERIEC hosted the second Smart Connections event of the 2014. Over 90 internationally educated engineers convened at the MacEwan University in Edmonton and had the opportunity to meet with over 20 major employers, educators and guest speakers from the Edmonton business community. It was a “full house” of well prepared and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 and is filed under Latest News, Networking, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Jun 05

Adesiji Rabiu – Role Model & Ambassador

Adesiji Rabiu is a Project Management Specialist at Enbridge Pipelines Inc. At Enbridge, he also chairs ENBRACE, an employee resource group, which supports the ongoing creation of an inclusive workplace that embraces Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) and leverages the strengths in the diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, education and culture of all Enbridge employees and contractors. Adesiji sits… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 and is filed under Mentors.


Mar 27

Global Talent Conference 2014 – The Aftermath

Thank you to all of those participants who took the time to answer our 2014 Global Talent Survey. As you can imagine, this feedback is extremely valuable to us when it comes to evaluation and future planning for next year. In this blog we would like to share with you some of the data results… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 and is filed under Global Talent Conference, Networking, Special Projects.


Oct 02

Speed Career Networking Event – Networking for Success!

It’s a dream for any event planner if a participant answering the question on the evaluation form, “What worked well?” responds with “Everything” ! We were very pleased to read this again on some of the evaluation forms from our last Speed Career Networking (SCN) event for Engineering Professionals which took place on Thursday, September… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 and is filed under Speed Career Networking.