Jul 24

Smart Connections Sep 20, 2018 – Registration Open!

Smart Connections aims to help Internationally Educated Professionals in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or outside their field of expertise. It is about information sharing and time-efficient networking between local professionals and Internationally Educated Professionals. Theme: Government of Alberta & City of Edmonton: Diversity and Inclusion & Hiring Process This is a fantastic learning and networking event hosted… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Jul 04

Hiring Event/Meet and Greet

Hosted by ASSIST Community Services Centre Are you looking for a job? Time to explore opportunities! – Employers – Employment Agencies – Resume review available Recruitment specialists from City of Edmonton, UPS, Randstad, TD Bank, Purolator, Goodwill, and more….. Date: July 12, 2017 (Wednesday) Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm Where: Downtown ASSIST (9649-105A Ave, Edmonton, Alberta)… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Sep 22

Interview Tips

by Pam Ghandial, Professional Search Consultant Do you know how to sell yourself in interview? Have you found yourself freezing up? Have you ever had a question where you have not been able to work out what the interviewer was asking – or you could give an answer, but didn’t know if it was the right one?… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Other Interesting Topics.


Oct 29

Government as Employer of Skilled Immigrants

HIREIMMIGRANTS.CA is hosting a free online webinar on October 30 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m MDT Boosting employment in the public sector Employment in the public sector is highly valued among job seekers, including newcomers to Canada. Still, we find that immigrants are about half as less likely than their Canadian-born peers to work in… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Upcoming Events.


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 06

It’s been an excellent wave…

Well, I’m writing this on my last day of work at ERIEC. The last few days have been full of well-wishes coming my way from mentors, mentees, board members, colleagues and others. I’m going out on a wave of positive vibes! I’ve been at ERIEC for 2 years plus a day, and it’s been an… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Other Interesting Topics.


Jan 09

Tips for Onboarding Skilled Immigrants

This article by Jill Chesley, Project Coordinator, ERIEC, was first published in the Commerce News; The Voice of Business in Edmonton, in December of 2012, Vol. 34 No.11.  By popular demand we are posting it here as well! It is projected that by 2025, immigrants will constitute 100% of the growth in the Canadian labour market. Combine… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Other Interesting Topics.


Nov 07

Canada’s Workforce Paradox – High Job Demand, High Unemployment

By Doug Piquette At the annual meeting of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hamilton, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney was quoted as saying that “Canada has more than a million Canadians who are officially unemployed but that in many provinces across the nation many companies cannot get the workers they need…. Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 and is filed under 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.