Nov 19

Canada Career Month

In November 2018, Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast unite in celebrating the skills of the Canadian workforce. Brought to you by the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD), Canada Career Month features events, advocacy initiatives, and on-line activity aimed squarely at advancing our national focus on skills. The theme this year is “I Know I Can Because…” emphasizing the existing and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Special Projects.


Nov 19

ERIEC 2018 Business Leaders Breakfast

On November 6th, the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) hosted their 8th Annual Business Leaders Breakfast at the Alberta Art Gallery in Edmonton. This year’s breakfast speaker was Dr. Rachael Pettigrew, an Assistant Professor at Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Rachael’s research focus is currently on organizational policies and culture surrounding employees’ management of work and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Other Interesting Topics, Research, Special Projects.


Nov 07

To get a Career you Need a Map!

By Marie Gervais, PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger If you have been in Canada for several months or years and are frustrated with getting into your career, you may have a “wrong map” problem. The path to career success is different in every country and old or wrong maps will… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, The Wave, Upcoming Events.


Oct 11

Will Robots Take Your Job?

Join CPA Alberta this fall for a new series of Lunch with the Pros Back by popular demand, CPA Alberta’s Lunch with the Pros restarts in October and you are invited! Attend the thought-provoking Lunch with Pros: Will Robots Take Your Job? on Tuesday, October 30 in Edmonton. Enjoy a delicious three course meal and… Read more »

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Sep 21

Smart Connections Sep 20 – aftermath

Our second event for this year’s Smart Connections program series themed Diversity and Inclusion Policies and the Hiring Process of The Government of Alberta and The City of Edmonton, hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ), was held yesterday, September 20th,  2018 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. Over 160 internationally educated professionals attended the event! Elena Chernaeva, the… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Global Talent Conference, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects.


Aug 10

Use Your Natural Connections!

Using your natural connections to get into a career: Barry’s story By Marie Gervais, PhD., CEO Shift Management Inc. ERIEC Supporter and Guest Blogger SUMMARY : Barrie has always been a believer in finding out who you know to get connected to the job you want in the country where you want to work. He shows… Read more »

This entry was posted on Friday, August 10th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, The Wave.


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 16

Online Fair this week! 

Prepare for Canada is hosting an online fair for newcomers to Canada. The Settling in Canada fairs are designed to connect newcomers with experts who can answer questions about living and working all over Canada. These online fairs are for you if you have questions about Employment and Career Services, Continuing Education & Training, Foreign Credentials… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 16th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Employment, Latest News, Mentees, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Regulatory Bodies, Special Projects, Upcoming Events.


Jul 16

Elize Erasmus: A Mentee Success Story!

My name is Elize, and I came to Canada in October 2017. Moving to Canada, my single biggest worry was that I would struggle to find a job in my field.  I am a Chartered Management Accountant with over 10 years of experience, but kept hearing that one had to have ‘Canadian experience’ in order… Read more »

This entry was posted on Monday, July 16th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees.


Jul 04

Last Smart Connections – aftermath

Our first event for this year’s Smart Connections program series themed The Future of Work, hosted by Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC ), was held last June 14th, 2018 at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton. AGENDA Part 1: Sector Job Wayfinder Resource & How To Critically Review Job Ads This session provided you with an overview of a new… Read more »

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 and is filed under Canadian Workplace Culture, Career Mentorship, Latest News, Mentees, Mentors, Networking, Other Interesting Topics, Smart Connections, Special Projects, The Wave.