Dec 12

Hon. Ratna Omidvar on Mentorship

Statement on Immigrant Employment Councils: Mentorship as Key to Social Cohesion On November 30th, Senator Ratna Omidvar welcomed Margaret Eaton of the Toronto Immigrant Employment Council and Jennifer Hollis of Immploy to the Senate. Her statement celebrates Canada’s immigrant employment councils. Through employment mentorship programs, thousands of newcomers to this country have been able to… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 and is filed under Career Mentorship, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics.


Dec 05

Networking in December

By Eric Pye, CRS, Career Advisor at CPA Alberta | Certified Resume Strategist | LinkedIn | Networking | Interviews | Workshop Facilitation If you’re a job seeker, what are your plans for December? Do you plan to “take the month off,” or keep plugging away at your search? If you’re thinking about a month off,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics.


Nov 29

Webinar tomorrow: 3 Strategies to Finding Work in Canada

Frustrated with finding work in Canada? Not sure where to start? Applying online is not the only thing you need to do to get a job. This free of charge mini training will show you three practical strategies you can use right now to find work – and introduce you to a few other useful resources at… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Nov 24

PINs – Networking

What are Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs)? PINs are associations that are run by immigrants and immigrant agency partners for immigrants and exist in many of our communities across Canada. Have you recently immigrated to Canada? Are you looking to build your network and get support with your job search? Our colleagues at TRIEC in Toronto have… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, November 24th, 2017 and is filed under Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects.


Nov 16

Webinar: LinkedIn to your Next Job

Do you know that 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn for recruiting? Do you know how to use LinkedIn in job hunting? Join our webinar and learn some basic skills in using LinkedIn. In this webinar, you will learn: – Importance of LinkedIn – Various functions – Techniques of creating attractive profile – Strategies of approaching… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Oct 19

Designing Your Own Life

By Guest Blogger Amanda Zirk Ten years ago, Svetlana Pavlenko and her husband were invited by the Canadian Government to bring their skills, knowledge, and expertise to Alberta. This was the opportunity of a lifetime, so they left their friends, family, and jobs behind in Siberia to move to Canada. When Svetlana arrived in Edmonton,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Special Projects, The Wave.


Oct 12

Online Fair next week!  

Prepare for Canada is hosting an online fair for newcomers to Canada.  Connect directly with settlement experts and get access to exclusive programs and initiatives for free at the Settlement in Canada Online Fair.  Register today to avoid missing out. Here is the link to use: http://info.prepareforcanada.com/settling-in-canada-national-online-fair-0-0 The Settling in Canada fairs are designed to connect… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Oct 11

Interpretation as a Career Path?

We would like to invite our clients and partners to join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, October 18 provided by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion where the new Mayagwe service will be introduced. Mayagwe is a made-in-Canada software application that provides organizations (both public- and private-sector) with access to a database… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 and is filed under Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Oct 04

Smart Connections – We must “Start with Why”!

Our second event for this year’s Smart Connections program series themed Networking for Success, hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ) in collaboration with NAIT, was held last Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at the NAIT Main Campus here in Edmonton. Doug Piquette, the Executive Director of ERIEC and the event host challenged all participants to “connect,… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 and is filed under Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Sep 26

HR in a Box

HR in a Box Workshop Series provided by Talent Pool If only HR was as simple as having everything you need in a box! In partnership with local partners and with the support of the HRIA and the Ministry of Labour, the Talent Pool has developed the 2016-2017 HR in a Box Series to share… Read more »

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Research, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.